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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How safe is it to fly over water?

Long flights over water can be a source of concern for some fliers who are accustomed to looking out the window and seeing solid ground and a suitable place to land (should the need arise). Ocean crossings to Europe, Asia, and other regions typically involve a flight path that will take the plane over water […]

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The truth and myths about oxygen masks on airplanes

Do you really need to wear the oxygen mask if it drops from the ceiling? It’s pretty safe to assume that just about everyone is familiar with flight attendant safety demonstrations at the start of every flight… “In case there is a loss in cabin pressure, yellow oxygen masks will deploy from the ceiling compartment […]

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What are the chances of colliding with another plane?

Is it possible to have a collision with other planes up in the sky? The sky above us is a pretty enormous space. It’s large enough that there are literally thousands of airplanes flying above the continental United States during the day with plenty of room to spare. However, some people with a fear of […]

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