When you have a trip planned to see relatives or friends abroad, the last thing you want to worry about is the flight. But many people suffer fear and anxiety about flying. Some people are affected so badly they may refuse to travel, or spend anxious weeks leading up to departure date. What can you do if you’re afraid of flying?
Be prepared for your trip, with visitor travel insurance and a few pieces of advice. Remember fear of flying is common but accidents and problems in the air are rare. Flying is safer than road or rail travel. A visit to the doctor and buying visitor travel insurance before you travel should prevent anxiety about your health on the plane and at your destination, and inconveniences like lost or delayed baggage.
On your flight, distract yourself by making the most of the in-flight entertainment, the food and the other passengers – chatting can help take your mind off the fear. Tell the airline crew you are anxious and they can help reassure you about any strange noises or movements.
Sometimes it is helpful to take medication to help you overcome your fear. Ask your doctor for advice. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the people you love. Fear of flying can be overcome.