12 Tips For Anxious Fliers
A few suggestions for making your next flight a little more manageable.
Buy tickets early so you can pick a seat that best suits your needs.
Ritualize packing to reduce stress.
Arrive to the airport early.
Dress comfortably, but not too casual.
Don't rely on distraction techniques.
Don't trick yourself into thinking your superstitions are effective.
Know what you're allowed to bring with you.
Avoid caffeine, if you can.
Let a flight attendant know you're a nervous flier.
When it's safe, go for a walk.
Try a deep-breathing exercise.
Don't fight it!
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