Turbulence: A Primal Instinct

For many fliers, the sensations experienced during turbulence can be extremely unsettling. They often evoke what might be characterized as some of the most primal of fears and emotions. People describe being overcome with anxiety, sweating and grasping onto whatever they may be touching. At the same time, all their senses are intently focused on […]

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Projecting Your Fear onto Your Kids

How to help keep your kids from being afraid of flying… While many flyers are concerned about their own fear of flying, others worry about influencing or projecting their fear onto their children. It can be a delicate balancing act when you try to put on a brave face for your kids, when inside feel […]

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Basic Tips for Traveling with Children

Here are a few suggestions for traveling with children: If you are looking for a smoother or more stable ride, book your seats or attempt to sit in middle of the plane – over or near the wings. Give your child the window seat so that they can look outside during the flight. This can […]

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New Parents and a Sudden Fear of Flying

How becoming a parent can influence or even result in a fear of flying… Becoming a parent is perhaps one of the most wonderful and transformative experiences that a person can have in their lifetime. So much of the transformation is positive, but when you become a new mom or dad, there are some strings […]

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How and Why to Avoid Overstimulation

Plan out your day and skip that second cup of coffee… With the prospect of an upcoming flight, most flyers already have enough on their mind. Why subject yourself to anything that could cause even more anxiety or stress? The good news is that there are many things that you can do to avoid any […]

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Are We Going to Run Out of Gas?!

While the phrase, “I don’t believe it, we’re out of gas,” might be an expected or comical scenario when watching a sitcom or romantic comedy, it’s definitely not something you would want to hear when traveling on a commercial airliner. The possibility of running out of gas is not something that the typical passenger wants […]

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