Fear of Flying – Nervous Flier Tips

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  1. Hi Natalie – great post :). I, luckily, don’t suffer with a fear of flying… but I did sit next to a girl who was very scared on a flight last week. I talked to her the whole way. We spoke about why it was she was afraid, where she had been, where we worked, where we loved to travel to… etc, etc. She said the combination of a good chat and a couple of glasses of wine had definitely helped.

    So perhaps tip 11 should be ‘Tell your life story to the person next to you’. 🙂

    Love the post! Gabby.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      It should be! I can only imagine how grateful she was to you for being helpful and understanding. Kudos to you!!! Thanks for stopping by!
      Natalie, The Educational Tourist

  2. Thanks God I´m not afraid to fly, but I can imagine how hard it might be for those who feel panic just while stepping in an airplane. Thanks for sharing some useful tips, and the best, showing that it´s nothing wrong about feeling fear, we just need to learn how to deal with it.
    All the best,


    • NatalieTanner says:

      How sweet, thank you! I agree, taking the shame out of it is important. Everyone has something to deal with and coping skills are important. So is acceptance by others! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Chris says:

    I think most of us with a love of travel simply do not have it (or have already conquered it), however I did work with a woman who had a morbid fear of flying.

    A few glasses of red were her coping mechanism 😉

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Whatever works, right? 🙂 I have a dear friend who loves to travel but hates to fly so it can go together, though I agree, probably not so often. Adult beverages can help a lot! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. traciehowe says:

    I would imagine a true fear of flying would be difficult to overcome, but these are excellent tips to help get to that point. I find distraction, alcohol, and sleeping to be my favorite methods of avoiding thoughts of impending doom!

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