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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How do I know that the pilots got enough rest?

Many frequent fliers find air travel to be a tiring experience. The ride to the airport, security screening, several hours buckled into a seat, followed by a tight connection in an airline hub, and then another couple of hours on a subsequent flight can take a lot out of a person. And yet pilots typically […]

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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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Fatigue and Anxiety

Anxiety can be tough enough to handle on its own, but there are a range of contributing factors that can make coping even more difficult. For example, diet, rest, and exercise (or a lack thereof) can all put stress on your body and mind. However, the experience of flying can exacerbate your anxiety by taxing […]

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Don’t Be Afraid to Speak Up

Speak up, the pilots and flight attendants are there to help! Over the years, I’ve come across so many wonderful people who happen to struggle with anxiety when it comes to flying. These individuals come from all walks of life, and despite the fact that the vast majority happen to be strong, intelligent, confident, and […]

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Why You Should Always Wear Your Seat Belt

Buckle Up! The best way to stay safe on board any flight is to always buckle your seat belt! For most travelers (and even some seasoned frequent fliers), the most ominous aspect of any flight is the possibility of turbulence. As was illustrated by a recent Aeroflot flight, turbulence can occasionally pose a real threat […]

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How do pilots land the plane in bad weather?

How do pilots land the plane in bad weather? For some flyers, much of the flight is perceived to be relatively routine and does not evoke any negative emotions or feelings. That is, until we get to the landing… The grand finale of every flight, the landing is often the phase of flight that really […]

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