Back in the days of old, when people said that they travelled the world, it meant spending months at sea, fighting boredom and rationing food before they finally arrive at their destination. Today, it means hopping onboard an aeroplane and flying for a few hours.
The changes brought by technology know no bounds. But some folks still harbor the fear of flying. And that is what Virgin Airlines seek to eradicate with their Flying Without Fear course.
Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Without Fear Course aims to teach people about aeroplanes and the psychology behind their fear. They do this with the help of pilots and psychologists. Throughout the course, the pilots will explain how planes work and what they do in the cockpit, while the psychologists give discussions on how to handle the passenger’s fears.
Their goal is to help people understand how flight works and to let them know that there is nothing to fear.
After the course, the passengers are then taken on a short flight to test out their new-found knowledge and techniques.
Virgin Airlines offers the course 20 times a year across the UK, and the airline promises to refund the passenger’s ticket at full price if the time of their flight arrives and they are not cured of their fear.
US passengers seeking to go through a similar course can find related classes throughout the country. One of these is the Fear of Flying Clinic, which is a one-day workshop held at the San Francisco International Airport.
Phoenix Sky Harbor and Milwaukee General Mitchell also offer similar courses, but travellers can get in touch with their local airport to find out if there are courses available near their area.
If passengers don’t feel like spending on a workshop, they can always choose to go digital with self-help Ebooks and apps available online.
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