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Finnair flight AY1044/22NOV departed from Tartu to Helsinki at 22.20

SOME TIPS ON HOW TO COMBAT FEAR OF FLYING


Flying may cause serious complications for some people, because it is accompanied by fear of flying. Here are some tips to fight the fear of flying.

• Flying is safe – the safest way of transport

• Find out everything concerning flying – information about the planes, their inside, sounds and movements; identify what you fear most about flying and find more detailed information about that aspect of flying 

• Take a rest and eat before the flight – body burns carbohydrates faster when under stress

• Arrive at the airport in time – when you are late to the airport, there is a risk of becoming even more stressed

• Ask for a seat near the front of the plane – there the plane is the most stable; in case you are afraid of heights, we recommend avoiding window seats

• Do not hide your fear of flying – in case you are afraid to tell the cabin crew that you are afraid of flying, then they do not know to provide you with additional support during the flight

• Try to relax – bring along a good book to the flight or listen to favourable music; pay attention to your breathing, breathe slowly and deeply

• Avoid alcohol – excessive amount of alcohol may increase the feeling of the absence of control

• Avoid coffee – large amount of caffeine stimulates the body, producing a reaction as if it contained a lot of adrenaline; we recommend to drink water during the flight