PILOT has revealed what a passenger should do if they are an anxious passenger.
Harrison Murray shared a video on Tiktok giving some advice to his followers some advice for their next flight.
He answered a question from a nervous flyer. They said, “I’m going to New York next week from the UK, sort it out. Any tips to ease my anxiety? Leaving my baby for the first time and scared something’s up? is fine.”
He revealed the best thing anxious flyers can do to help calm their nerves is to make a list of all the things they’re worried about.
“I recommend writing a list,” he says. “Write down everything that makes you nervous, restless, or scared, then completely cross out everything that you have no control over focusing too much on the things you do. Yes.”
He goes on to give more advice to anxious flyers to make them feel less anxious.
His second tip is for anxious flyers to plan so they feel more in control.
He recommends watching airplane videos to help you familiarize yourself with a flight.
“It’s important to familiarize yourself with what’s going to happen during the day,” he says. “If you’ve got a plan in place, you’ll feel a little more in control.
“I go on YouTube, watch some videos on how planes fly – understand the basics which I think will be helpful.
“Watch some videos of takeoffs and landings, [with a] View the cockpit so you can see what the boys and girls are doing.
“So when you sit down in the back and it’s all happening, you know what’s going on and hopefully that helps.”
Know where you will sit
His next piece of advice is to check online to see where your seat will be before you board.
“You can go to seatguru.com and look at the plane’s seating chart and get an idea of where the best places are,” he said.
His other tip is to choose an aisle seat for more movement space.
He said: “If you’re a nervous or claustrophobic person, I’d recommend getting in an aisle seat, that way you won’t have anyone stopping you and when the seat belt sign goes off, take a seat. Go for a walk, do some breathing exercises, hopefully that will help you calm down.
“Try and take a picture of the cabin you’ll be flying in so that when you step on the plane, it’s not the first time you’ve seen it and it’ll make you feel a little better.”
Don’t watch plane crash videos
This may sound obvious, but Harrison advises nervous passengers not to watch plane crash videos before catching a flight.
He warns that “it won’t do you any good” to watch a clip of the plane landing just before you board.
“Limit air crash investigation videos or any video or movie featuring plane crashes – this won’t do you any good,” he said.
Harrison has continued that with some plane crash statistics to try to help those who fly with anxiety.
He said: “You’re more likely to be hit by a car or die in a car crash than you are in a plane. One in 17,000 people is likely to die in a car and one in every 287m. who is flying the plane.
“Brightness is one in 90m, so the odds are pretty good.”
Don’t drink too much alcohol
A lot of passengers like to grab drinks from the trolley while they are on the flight to celebrate the start of the holiday.
But Harrison warns nervous flyers not to drink too much because alcohol affects you more at altitude.
He said: “When boarding the plane, you can have a few glasses of alcoholic beverages. Try and limit these, don’t drink too much, because at high altitude alcohol will affect you a lot. than.”
Fear of flying
Harrison’s final piece of advice for people with anxiety is to take a flight fear course to help reduce anxiety.
He said: “If you’re still feeling scared, try flying. Some of my followers have commented on these and they say these are pretty good.”
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