Airline travel isn’t a breeze for everyone. More than 40 percent of the population experiences some level of discomfort when it comes to flying and some people have such an intense fear of airline travel, their anxiety prevents them from flying altogether.
But – there is help. Captain Tim Griffin has created Fly Home LLC to help people overcome any fear related to flying. Captain Griffin has also created a list of helpful tips.
1. Anticipatory Anxiety is the number one issue with most fearful flyers. The only way to overcome this is by gradually learning to feel more comfortable during flight, so beforehand, you will have less to worry about.
2. Don’t check the weather more than 2 days out from your trip, this causes a large amount of anxiety should the flyer see a percentage for rain or storms. The truth is, it is not that accurate that far out anyway.
3. Pack a few days early. Rushing around packing the night before while you are already anxious will only fuel the fire.
4. Exercise, and avoid caffeine. Exercising can help minimize anxiety, while caffeine can increase the effects.
5. At the airport, the TSA security check is an anxiety increaser, but not if you’re prepared. Take off all jewelry, remove all items from pockets, take off your belt, all prior to getting in line. Put all of the items in your carry on. That way, you’re not rushing to remove everything while everyone behind you is waiting.
Captain Tim Griffin’s company. Fly Home LLC. is designed to help people overcome any fear related to flying: http://www.flyhomellc.com
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