Peter The Airline Pilot Shares With You Some Things to Avoid on a Plane Flight During a Time of Turbulence

Today, you will read about An Airline Pilot called Peter who lives in the UK, and he would like to share some very useful ideas, which will surely help you and other readers who struggle with turbulence when they are flying on a plane. This is especially so, if you are one of those people endeavouring to cope with a long-haul flight. Even the very thought of being ill on a plane, even if you just feel sea-sick, can make someone feel unwell once a flight starts to become bumpy.

His first question was simply, “Are you frightened of going through turbulence on a plane flight? If this is true, then please carry on reading, because I would like to share with you my very top tips from myself”.

“Hello, I am Peter, an experienced Airline Pilot of many years’ standing, who wants to give you these top tips which I know will help you to survive turbulence”.

Avoid Alcohol

“Now, my very first tip”, Peter said, “is that, although you may feel extremely tempted, you really must Avoid Alcohol. Drinking alcohol because you are sitting there feeling terribly frightened, is just going to increase your anxiety levels, and when the turbulence does actually happen it will make you feel terribly air-sick. That is not going to be a way to get you through it, because you want to be able to thoroughly enjoy a good experience and enjoy your travelling and your holiday”.

“There are some passengers on a plane who think that drinking a glass or two of wine will help to calm down their anxiety and their nerves, but all it will do is simply increase their anxiety levels, as I have already said. Even drinking alcohol at the airport could make anyone feel unwell if their flight is struck by severe turbulence”. Peter added, “What you should do, is to try and zone out and concentrate on what is known as distractions”.

Avoid Reading A Book Or Doing A Crossword

“Some passengers like to read something like a really good book, which is not really a terribly good idea, because you’re trying to read small printed text that is bobbing up and down, and this is something that is obviously going to increase your chances of feeling that you are about to be physically sick. Trying to start and complete a crossword would have the same effect”.

Put The Flight Entertainment On, And Find A Very Good Movie, And Just Focus On The Story

“As for me, if I were in your position, I would definitely put the in-flight entertainment on, and then find a really brilliant movie which will keep my mind focused on the story, and use it as a distraction from the bumpiness of the flight. You should try and “zone out” completely and try to forget that you are actually on a plane that is going up and down. Things like “Distractions” are a really good method to decrease your levels of sheer, severe anxiety, if your plane does happen to go into turbulence. Fortunately it is a very good thing that long-haul plane flights these days, have a great range of entertainment to choose from. I mean, you could choose from a recording of a Shakespeare play, or a very well-known movie, or even some pop music. Just pop your headphones on and thoroughly enjoy whatever entertainment you have decided to choose. You could even listen to the current Top Twenty and see if you know all of the songs”.

Sit Back, Relax, And Imagine You Are On A Hammock

Peter then said, “Another comparatively simple tip, is to lie back, close your eyes, and imagine that you are on a hammock on the golden beach wherever it is you are probably travelling to, whether it’s Hawaii, California or even the Caribbean, and the plane is helping to rock you while you lie motionless on your hammock in the sun. Alternatively, you could also pretend that you are floating in a beautiful ocean like the Pacific Ocean, or the Indian Ocean, if that is what it takes to help you to calm your nerves and manage to get you through the spell of turbulence”.

Ask To Speak With One Of The Flight Attendants

Peter also said that if you are really afraid of what could happen during turbulence, a great idea is to speak with one of the flight attendants. What you should actually do, is to inform the airline in advance of the actual flight, that you are a very nervous flyer, and you get sea-sick at the very thought of even boarding a plane.

He said, “When we know that we have a very anxious and nervous flyer on board our plane, I like to go and talk to them, and have a really good helpful chat with them. I will find out where they are sitting, and I will make an effort to reassure them that they are in extremely good hands with very experienced staff who can really help them with their anxieties regarding the turbulence. I will tell them that flying is actually safer than crossing a busy road, and I will continue to reassure them that the aircraft is absolutely safe. They really do have absolutely nothing to worry about, or be fearful of. And of course, should they need it, we actually keep anti-sickness medication on board at all times simply because we know how extremely useful it can be for someone who really is feeling unwell and sea-sick. Or should I say air-sick”.

Turbulence Is Absolutely Nothing To Worry About

Peter also said, “There is absolutely nothing to worry about when the plane suddenly goes into turbulence. Turbulence itself is absolutely fine. And as I said before, what I do is, I go down the cabin, I say hello to everyone, and if I know there is a particularly scared passenger on board I will make time for them. Being reassured by an experienced airline pilot and also by the cabin crew can really help to calm the nerves of a nervous, anxious passenger”.

Always Wear A Seatbelt During Turbulence, And Always Follow The Cabin Crew’s Instructions

Peter’s next tip was, “All passengers should always wear a seatbelt during any episode of turbulence, and they should always follow the cabin crew’s instructions whatever they may be”.

One online traveller recently made a comment which said, “During our recent flight to Tampa in Florida, we encountered extremely severe turbulence on the way. Some members of the cabin crew appeared to be really scared and frightened, and they all looked as though the event was completely out of their control. All the passengers were instructed by the pilot to stay seated for hours on end. There were food and drinks trolleys laden with things like cottage pies and bottles of wine on them, abandoned everywhere, and also there were cans of drink, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, rolling around on the cabin floor”.

Peter said, “Aircraft passengers are more likely to suffer from bouts of turbulence on particular routes, which is due to either the weather, or how busy the particular flight path is. One of the very popular journeys is from New York to London, and it is on this route that the flight is most likely to become turbulent. Also, London to Glasgow is another common route for turbulence. Turbulent conditions can often be caused by very windy or rainy weather in the UK”.

Peter concluded by saying, “And although it might feel scary and you might well become extremely frightened by it, and very anxious, turbulence itself is not dangerous at all, and it is absolutely nothing to become very scared about. Modern aircraft are all built to withstand turbulence, and they are all able to cope with it, so please, try not to worry about it at all. And if your particular flight that you are on does actually hit turbulence, please don’t forget, that we carry anti-sickness medication on board”.

The Use Of Hypnosis For Travel Anxiety

Hypnosis can really help you, if you are a naturally anxious person who, for instance, becomes extremely anxious and agitated about even the very thought of sitting on a plane for ten hours or so, in a cramped space, surrounded at close quarters by many other people.

Hypnosis is a safe, natural and very relaxing way of learning how to gain great comfort, a sense of ease, and total peace of mind while you are travelling somewhere, especially on a long-haul journey in a plane or even on a boat. You will learn how to master this sense of great comfort and peace of mind, rather than feeling constantly anxious and worrying about all kinds of things for the whole length of your journey.

If you decide to see a hypnotist, whether in an office or online, they will welcome you in a professional and courteous manner. They will talk with you first, to find out what your problems are regarding travel, and then they will begin the hypnosis session. They will talk to you soothingly and comfortingly. After a while, they will know when you have become deeply relaxed enough so that they can access your subconscious mind directly, and speak with it.

Once they have successfully accessed your subconscious mind, they will remove the old set of instructions from it, and they will replace it with a completely new set of instructions which it will be able to follow easily. When the hypnosis session has ended, the hypnotist will fully waken you, and you will be wide awake, fully alert, and feeling absolutely wonderful.

If you have any questions that you would like to ask about using hypnosis for travel anxiety, or if you would like to know more about how hypnosis works, please feel free to call us on 07904 605344, and we can have a friendly chat about things. You will find a hypnosis session to be a completely relaxing and wonderfully uplifting experience, which you will also find extremely enjoyable.