We want you to enjoy every journey with us. But when you’re anxious about flying, it can be stressful. That’s why we offer lots of ways to help reassure you and change your mindset.
It’s clear that fear of flying centres in the mind. So we’ve teamed up with mindfulness experts Headspace, makers of the world’s most popular meditation app, to bring you some short exercises to help soothe your worries in the air.
Headspace co-founder and former Buddhist monk, Andy Puddicombe, developed the exercises. And you can access them onboard through your inflight entertainment system.
Before your trip, you can also download the Headspace app.
The free beginner’s course, Take10, teaches you the basics of meditation in just 10 minutes a day, for 10 days. And the two free Fear of Flying Singles are designed specifically for nervous flyers. All great ways of getting your head in the right place before you take off.
Onboard, tune into our dedicated ‘Flying without fear’ audio channel. It aims to calm any nerves, taking you somewhere totally tranquil. Of course, if you do start to feel anxious, just chat to one of our crew. As regular flyers, they’re great for offering you reassurance and answering any questions you have. They’d be happy to help.
Air is one of the safest ways to travel. But if it makes you nervous, you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve developed a one-day Flying without fear course. By tackling anxieties head on, we aim to leave you relaxed enough to actually enjoy flying.
On the course, you’ll meet an experienced and reassuring Virgin Atlantic Captain, who’ll explain everything from the noises aircraft make, to how something so big stays in the sky. Then you’ll work with our expert psychotherapist on ways to adjust your thinking.
Finally, we’ll take you on a 45-minute flight to leave you actually looking forward to future journeys.
Along with a new-found flying confidence, you’ll take home:
The Flying Without Fear course runs at many UK airports and costs £267 inc. VAT.
To book your place or find out more, visit the Flying Without Fear website (opens in a new window) or call +44 (0) 1423 714 900, Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm.