Top Tips for Flying with Aerophobia/Aviophobia
Speak to your doctor
It is always a good practice to speak to your doctor before your flight. They can advise you on how to reduce your chances of having fear on the flight and may offer you anti-anxiety medication in order to help you stay calm on your flight.
Explain to the airline
If you think that it is important for the airline that you are flying with to know about your phobia, then you should speak to them in before your flight. Once are aware that the airport security staff know of your phobia, you will more likely feel much calmer and the fear may be reduced. It would be good if you could inform them 48 hours before you fly, even if you've spoken to them previously, just give them a reminder. Also, you could notify the flight team of your phobia and if you wish this could be gently announced by the captain or a flight attendant.
Travel at less busy times
Whether or not your fear of flying has transformed into a phobia, it can have negative effects on the quality of your life. This is why you should avoid travelling at times when there are travel delays which are common when flying at peak times and thus can make the fear of flying even worse. Travelling at less busy times such as in the evening or night are recommended.
Ask for Assistance
You isn't a need to try to tackle the phobia yourself but ask for assistance. Many experts have helped people learn to control their worry and achieve their travels, and there are programs out there that specifically target the fear of flying. Remember to speak to the airline and flights attendants to help you with your phobia.
Ensure that you remember to take with you plenty of medication as prescribed to last you through your journey. Remember to always pack your medication in your hand luggage so that they are easily available for inspection by the airport security officers.