However, if you are one of those people fear of planes, then you must know that you are losing a great chance to meet new places and new people as well as a unique experience to add to your life list. This fear keeps you away from things you would be proud to say a few years later.
Before giving you my advice on the fear of flying, I must consider the statistics which consider the plane to be the second safest form of transportation; the first are the elevator and escalators. In addition, the chances of a plane crash are 1 to 11 million while a car crash can be 1 to 5000 times more possible.
So you understand that statistics and possibilities are on your side. Get on planes!
10 TIPS TO OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF FLYING
# 1. FIND THE ROOT OF YOUR FEAR
The first step in making a fear go away is understanding the reason for it. How did you get this fear and when it really started. For example, fear of heights is different from claustrophobia or agoraphobia. If you realize what your real fear is, you will know how to overcome it.
# 2. GET FAMILIAR
# 3. TALK ABOUT THIS
Share your fears with a member of the crew so that you can relax, feel more confident, and receive psychological help. Flight attendants are specially trained for these kinds of situations and their confidence is strong enough that you feel absolutely safe. Don't be ashamed to ask for their help; it is undoubtedly valuable.
# 4. KEEP YOUR MIND BUSY DURING THE FLIGHT
Always try to have something with you that can occupy your mind. It can be a book, a movie or a magazine. You can also have fun and relaxing movies on your own tablet or travel books and have fun with them during the flight.
# 5. WHERE TO SIT
If you have claustrophobia, choose the back of the plane as you will have a better idea of the room around you. If you are afraid of turbulence, go to the front of the plane. They will not be so visible from this place. On the other hand, if you are generally unfamiliar with the plane, avoid windows because you will feel a little "limited" during your trip.
Additional tip: do not choose to sit near the emergency exits because this is where the ABP (authorized persons) are seated, who will be able to help the crew and passengers in an emergency and in your case, this is not is definitely not you. I believe that you will be more stressed if you sit there because you will also get the necessary instructions.
# 6. IN-FLIGHT MEDITATION
#seven. ESSENTIAL OILS: ESSENTIAL
Essential oils can help your body relax and your immune system to “wake up”. Lavender is my favorite and can be yours too in this case. You can have a roll-on or spray with your favorite essential oil and put it on your wrist or in your clothes; just one puff will be a great stress reliever!
# 8. KEEP THE AIR VENTILATION OPEN
Ok, I know you can't breathe the fresh air inside an airplane - something you especially need during an axiety crisis -. But, a very good advice is to always keep your air vent open to renew the air above your seat. This will be very useful in combination with tip number 5!
# 9. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FLIGHT PROCESS
A little research into how planes work and fly - especially on take-off or touchdown - will calm you down. Getting a full picture of the flight process will help you explain most of the sounds that can scare you during your trip, such as when the undercarriage system is activated for landing
#ten. AVOID COFFEE AND ALCOHOL
Coffee can make a stressful situation worse or make you nervous. So, you'd better avoid any kind of caffeine while traveling. This means that you should avoid any caffeinated drink such as tea. Bring your own tea bag and choose a valerian tea that may instead relax you. If you are a tea lover, you will smell me.
On the other hand, you may think that alcohol is the perfect relaxant, but its massive consumption can cause hypersensitivity. In general though, I suggest you do what you think is best for you; if the second glass of wine can relax you and help you break your fear, go ahead and enjoy!
I'll summarize this article by saying that there is always a good reason for a trip; you should focus on this reason and not let your fear keep you from gaining amazing experiences! Find the most positive and beautiful reason to open your wings and let the fear of “flying” disappear!
HAVE A NICE TRIP!
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The best time to visit Italy are the months of May, June, and September. Compared to the peak summer months of July and August, these months offer more comfortable temperatures and there are fewer crowds ( except around Easter ). The country experiences four classic seasons per year, although there is a marked difference between the wetter, cooler North and the drier, warmer South. The rainiest months pretty much everywhere are usually October and November.
Fall ( September – November ) : temperatures cool down gradually, although September is usually still very pleasant. Expect crisp fall leaves and some sunnier days, but plan for wet weather too. Fall carries many of the same benefits as spring, but with slightly less predictable weather.
Winter : temperatures in the South remain mild in winter, while Northern Italy is normally wet and cold. Winter in the Italian Alps is fantastic though for skiing and snowboarding, but the ski resorts do get crowded so book early.
Travelers wishing to visit Italy can use a bus, train, plane, or boat to get there. Most tourists arrive by plane though, often landing in Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, the country’s busiest airport. This is the preferred point of entry in Italy when you want to visit Rome, or saut the entire country. Click here for a continuously updated list of airlines that offer direct flights to Rome.
Although Rome is the main getaway for most visitors to Italy, it’s often easier and cheaper to fly directly to/from one of the country’s other airports. It can also save you a lot of time to book a multi-city ticket, hereby arriving in one airport and leaving from another ( for example fly in via Milan in the north and fly out via Naples in the south ). The following airports are of interest for most tourist itineraries :
Milan Malpenza Airport ( north ) is the largest international airport in the Milan metropolitan area in northern Italy ( and also the main getaway to the Italian Lakes ). Click here for a continuously updated list of airlines that offer direct flights to Milan.
Venice Marco Polo airport ( north ) is the international airport of Venice. It offers flights to many European metropolitan areas as well as some partly seasonal long-haul routes to the United States, Canada, South Korea and the Middle East. Click here for a continuously updated list of airlines that offer direct flights to Venice.