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Tips for fearful flyers
* Plan: Choose a forward aisle seat on a
wide-body plane to minimise noise and allow freedom of movement.
* Watch what you eat: Cut back on caffeine
and sugar the day before your flight and never take off
on an empty stomach.
* Get to the airport early: Rushing to make
a flight can produce its own anxiety. Plan to arrive at
least 90 minutes before domestic flights and three hours
for international flights, giving you enough time to go
* Don't be shy: Let the flight attendants
know you're a fearful flyer and ask the crew for a preflight
peek into the cockpit. This privilege will depend on the
security of the airline as many things have changed since
* Try to relax: Deep-breathing exercises
and relaxation tapes (available on several airlines' audio
channels) can help.
* Remember the odds: Your chances of dying
in an airplane accident are 1 in 4.6 million compared to
1 in 125 that you'll die in a car crash.
* Many airlines run "Fear of Flying"
courses: Ask one of our consultants.