CAN’T FLY; WON’T FLY, DIGITAL FEAR OF FLYING COURSES LAUNCHED BY BA
With 1 in 10 people having a fear of flying, the recent travel restrictions have provided the perfect get out clause for many. For those looking to make changes in 2021, British Airways is bringing its renowned Flying with Confidence course to the comfort of customers’ homes for the first time ever.
More than 50,000 people have taken part in the Flying with Confidence course since it began more than 35 years ago. The course, which has typically only been run in a classroom format followed by a short flight the following day, is now being offered as a live interactive webinar, to give attendees every detail from how an aircraft flies, to why turbulence is uncomfortable but not dangerous, to simple breathing techniques to use to manage anxiety, all without leaving the house.
British Airways Captain Steve Allright, who runs the course, said: “We are delighted to offer this popular course as a live, interactive webinar, to give more people than ever the chance to sign up and overcome their fear of flying from home, wherever they are in the world. Safety is at the heart of everything we do at British Airways. There will inevitably be some further worries and questions around the pandemic, so it’s more important than ever that we share with attendees not just the technical aspects of flying, but also the range of safety precautions we are taking, to give them the peace of mind and ensure they have a safe and enjoyable flying experience next time they fly with us.”