Why Exactly Are People Afraid Of Flying in a plane?
While this may seem like a stupid question, people are afraid of flying because may be TERRIFYING to be 30,000 feet up in the sky! and the fear of flying comes in many different ways.
But stop and think about everything you’re missing by not getting on the plane! Too many! That’s why we share some tips with you so that you feel more comfortable on the plane and take away that irrational fear of flying.
1. Think about the low probability of having an airplane accident
The possibility of suffering an accident by plane is minimal: one between 2.4 million. Keep in mind that also most accidents are settled without dead.
2. Do not fear turbulence
Turbulence is only an inconvenience and not as dangerous as you think; in fact, planes shift only up to six meters during the shaking. Only make sure you fasten your seatbelt whenever the seatbelt sign is turned on and whenever you’re seated.
3. Distract yourself
If you have an entertainment screen on the plane, watch movies or series during the flight. Have installed some app on your mobile or tablet or download some movies on netflix. Read a book. Stay entertained and you will see how the flight becomes much shorter and more pleasant.
4. Practice relaxation exercises
Even if you’re not afraid of flying, the tiny seats and lack of legroom can make you feel stressed out, so relaxation and meditation exercises can be super useful. Search some, for example, on Google and practice them away even during landing and takeoff. When the seatbelt sign is not on, make sure you stretch your legs and walk around every now and then.
5. Tell the crew or your fellow passenger
Sometimes it can help to tell your immediate seat neighbors and the cabin crew that you’re scared.
6. Face the fear with professional help
Workshops and therapy sessions can help you tackle the problem of anxiety or claustrophobia with professional help.
Last but no less important point: remember to focus on what’s is awaiting for you at the end of the flight
If you come to the Dominican Republic, paradisiacal beaches await you, unimaginable landscapes, endless amenities, unforgettable moments. Are you willing to miss a day in Saona Island or snorkeling in Catalina Island? From the plane you can enjoy what awaits you below, crystal clear waters, the endless green of the forests and virgin beaches waiting for you to land.