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Travel Tips For People That Hate Flying
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Travel Tips For People That Hate Flying

If you’re terrified of flying it can make travel a real pain. You still want to go away but the prospect of sitting on a plane, fearing for your life for hours on end really puts a dampener on things. If you still want to travel regularly, you’ll have to find a way to deal with it, otherwise, you’ll end up stuck at home for the rest of your life. Here are some travel tips for people that can’t stand flying.

Don’t Fly

The simple solution to a fear of flying is to not fly at all. That doesn’t mean that you can’t travel though. There are plenty of great places you could go in Britain so you don’t need to fly at all. You might think that you’ve done everything there is to do in London but if you check out, you’ll find that there’s so much more to discover. Beyond that, you could go up to the highlands of Scotland, or one of the great beach destinations around the country. As well as staying in Britain, why not try going to Europe without flying instead? There are plenty of places that you can get to by ferry and then drive once you’re over there or you could drive straight through the channel tunnel. It might take a bit longer to travel but it’s worth it if you really hate flying that much. Traveling by ferry is also a lot cheaper so it’s perfect when you’re travelling on a budget.

Do Some Research

When you tell people that you’re afraid of flying they’ll often tell you that flying is safer than driving a car. That probably doesn’t do much to alleviate your fears but educating yourself on the safety of flying can go a long way to making the whole process more relaxing for you. Your odds of dying in a car accident are about 1 in 5,000 while your odds of dying in a plane crash are 1 in 11,000,000. In fact, you’re more likely to get struck by lightning than be in a plane crash. It’s also worth noting that aeroplanes go through rigorous testing before they’re even sold to airlines so the chances of something going wrong are minuscule. Knowing these things about planes can put your mind at ease a little.

Talk To People

If you spend the entire flight sitting there thinking about what could go wrong, you’re going to be scared. The best way to relax a little is to distract yourself. Always make sure that you travel with somebody else and get to know the people that are sat around you. Chatting to people and taking your mind off your fears will make the trip go a little smoother.

Sleeping Pills

If you really can’t take your mind off the flight and it’s going to be a long one, you can use sleeping pills as a last resort. Take some when you get on the plane and you can drift off and sleep through the whole thing. It’s not ideal but it’s a last resort if nothing else works.

Don’t let your fear of flying stop you from travelling, just follow these steps and you can get over your fears.