British Airways has announced that its popular Flying with Confidence course will be going online for the first time.
The course aims to help nervous flyers overcome their fears by shedding light on some of their biggest questions.
Sessions will include details on how aircrafts fly, why turbulence isn’t dangerous, and even simple breathing techniques you can do in-flight to manage anxiety.
This year’s event will also specifically address the health and safety measures British Airways is taking during the coronavirus pandemic.
The airline has been hosting the events for years. It estimates that approximately 25% of people have at least some fear of flying, while 1 in 10 people have a phobia of flying.
Usually the course is held in a classroom and also features a short flight the next day, but due to the pandemic, the event has been moved online this year.
British Airways says that since it began the programme over 35 years ago, over 50,000 people have taken part.
The webinar event will run from 10am-3pm on Saturday 10th October. Tickets cost £125. You can find out more and book a place on the Flying with Confidence website.
British Airways Captain Steve Allright, who runs Flying with Confidence, 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.”