Pteromerhanophobia: the fear of flying. If you suffer from pteromerhanophobia, otherwise referred to as aerophobia, hopping on a plane is most likely the worst part of your vacations. For others travelers, getting through the airport may be the worst part of vacation. These fears can be eased with simple preparations for dealing with airports and flying.
Visit the Transportation Security Administration’s Web site for an abundance of information regarding airports and flying. Everything from what is acceptable to pack in your carry-on to how to get through the security line faster can be found on the TSA’s site.
Organize, organize, organize! Traveling will be much easier if you start planning in advance. Make lists of what you need to pack and what you need to do before leaving (such as making sure your Wisconsin home insurance policy will protect your house while you are gone). When you start packing, do it neatly. It will be much easier for you to find anything you need when you search for it later.
Research relaxation techniques and find one that works for you. Some flyers may find meditation to do the trick, while others find solace in reading a book or magazine. Or there are those who find comfort in squeezing the life out of their significant other’s hand.
Taking the extra step in preparing for a vacation may be a hassle, but it will be worth it when you are relaxing with loved ones. (Don’t forget to send us a postcard!)