Phobia of Flight ? Virgin Atlantic to offer Free course for passengers who are scared of flying for anyone who book ticket today
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Phobia of Flight ? Virgin Atlantic to offer Free course for passengers who are scared of flying for anyone who book ticket today

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Found 9th Jan
Seen it here.

Not a deal for everyone but might be helpful to someone who going to fly with them but are scared of flying.

Customers who book a flight on Tuesday with the airline will be offered a free place on its Flying Without Fear course.

The money they spent on their plane ticket will be returned if they are not cured in time for their trip.

The company said they are offering the course because "nothing should hold anyone back from seizing the day in 2018".
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I would suggest that anyone who takes Virgin up on this offer is already on the way to being cured of their phobia.
Does this course involve a free flight to America and then a 2 week recovery period at a nice hotel followed by an assesment flight back to the UK to see if im cured?
Terrified that there's something wrong with the left phalange
reakt17 m ago

That old chestnut. Do you really think that offers any comfort whatsoever …That old chestnut. Do you really think that offers any comfort whatsoever to somebody scared of flying? The logic works like this - make them scared of driving too, to take their mind off the flight.


Haha. Reminds me of my recent trip back from Amsterdam. Couple behind us, lady scared of flying. Gentlemen preceeded to reassure by going over how rare fatal airplane crashes were and went on to mention all of the recent ones..... She vomited and passed out two minutes later.
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I would suggest that anyone who takes Virgin up on this offer is already on the way to being cured of their phobia.
Does this course involve a free flight to America and then a 2 week recovery period at a nice hotel followed by an assesment flight back to the UK to see if im cured?
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I think it’s great freebie with no obligation to flyfor someone who has flight phobia. EasyJet charges £199 and Virgin Atlantic charges £267 for this normally.
I found the best way of overcoming my fear of flying was understanding more about how planes work. I found some excellent questions on Quora where real world pilots and engineers answer questions about the operations and safety features of a plane. Regardless, this is a good initiative and I wish everyone the best of luck overcoming their fears
Terrified that there's something wrong with the left phalange
JJMPSP25 m ago

I found the best way of overcoming my fear of flying was understanding …I found the best way of overcoming my fear of flying was understanding more about how planes work. I found some excellent questions on Quora where real world pilots and engineers answer questions about the operations and safety features of a plane. Regardless, this is a good initiative and I wish everyone the best of luck overcoming their fears


Well that and also fatal accidents on large airlines are extremely rare. Depending on how far you have to travel, going by car to the airport is probably the most dangerous part of your journey.

Also look up the introduction of CRM for airline safety and this is interesting: newstatesman.com/201…ves
endothecat19 m ago

going by car to the airport is probably the most dangerous part of your …going by car to the airport is probably the most dangerous part of your journey.


That old chestnut. Do you really think that offers any comfort whatsoever to somebody scared of flying? The logic works like this - make them scared of driving too, to take their mind off the flight.
dishmachine88837 m ago

Terrified that there's something wrong with the left phalange


THERE IS NO PHALANGE!
reakt17 m ago

That old chestnut. Do you really think that offers any comfort whatsoever …That old chestnut. Do you really think that offers any comfort whatsoever to somebody scared of flying? The logic works like this - make them scared of driving too, to take their mind off the flight.


Haha. Reminds me of my recent trip back from Amsterdam. Couple behind us, lady scared of flying. Gentlemen preceeded to reassure by going over how rare fatal airplane crashes were and went on to mention all of the recent ones..... She vomited and passed out two minutes later.
Have you got link please?
TomScrut18 m ago

THERE IS NO PHALANGE!


Oh my god, this plane doesn't even have a phalange
Hahaha doing everything they can to get people on the plane and then treat them badly once they are!!

Terrible customer service!
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Michlikeadeal7 m ago

Have you got link please?


Couldn’t see link, you have to contact them mentioning the article. Also heard on radio so the deal is there
Flying is perfectly safe. It's crashing that is dangerous.
why are people scared of flying anyway
kamikazilucas19 m ago

why are people scared of flying anyway


Because a phobia is an anxiety disorder. They will more than likely have started engaging in safety behaviours which are maintaining the anxiety and reinforcing their beliefs that it's dangerous.
Just book a flight with Ryan Air. The will probably cancel it. No fear sorted.
As someone once said to me, flying is fine, it's the take-offs and landings you have to worry about! Why's that I said - they're all done by computers? Yeh, just think of the landing as a controlled crash! And hope the software isn't Microsoft.
Edited by: "LesD" 9th Jan
nihir8 h, 16 m ago

I think it’s great freebie with no obligation to flyfor someone who has f …I think it’s great freebie with no obligation to flyfor someone who has flight phobia. EasyJet charges £199 and Virgin Atlantic charges £267 for this normally.


Probably crash a plane once in a while to get sales up on the courses
yorkie4 h, 22 m ago

Because a phobia is an anxiety disorder. They will more than likely have …Because a phobia is an anxiety disorder. They will more than likely have started engaging in safety behaviours which are maintaining the anxiety and reinforcing their beliefs that it's dangerous.


OK Sigmund if you say so
Flight with plane is nearly same experience like with fast train ride
Edited by: "ricardasgudkovas" 11th Jan
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