Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (October 11, 2019): Tips to overcome your fear of flying. This may come as a (minor) shock to most of you – since I publish a lot of flight trip reports on this blog and since I am one of the most popular YouTubers posting flight clips – but I am terrified of flying (despite having an absolute fascination for the airline industry and being a frequent flyer). And apparently, I am not alone since it is reported that 25% of people have at least some fear of flying, while about 1 in 10 people have a phobia of flying. While it was not a problem for most of my life, it all changed when I was in my younger thirties and took a transatlantic, overnight flight on Continental Airlines (now United) from Newark to Brussels on a stormy April night. Mid-flight, the Boeing 767-400ER encountered some severe turbulence. I still remember the screams of other passengers (including flight attendants strapped in their seats behind me), the freakingly abrupt plane movements (it did feel like sudden drops of several tens of feet), the crackling and never-heard-before sounds of the aircraft’s interior, the brief interruptions of the inflight entertainment program, the frequently… Read full this story
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