British Airways Helps Travelers Fly Mindfully and with Confidence

If you hate to fly, this program might help….

The Contemplative Traveler©™

British Airways_SPba12 British Airways’Airbus A380 arrives at Heathrow Airport, London. Photo provided by British Airways (Steve Parsons/PA Wire, 2013).

“I think people are really surprised at how many other people share the same fears that they do.” – Jane O’Leary, British Airways cabin crew and Flying with Confidence Team member

British Airways is changing the face of flying by helping would-be-world-travelers stiffen their upper lips while banishing the bugaboo of aerophobia (fear of flying). More than 50,000 men, women and children have taken part in BA’s Flying with Confidence training sessions since it began the program roughly three decades ago.

Today, fearful flyers from across the globe may sit in on one-day, group classes in New York City, Newark, Dubai, Johannesburg, or the United Kingdom, or avail themselves of premium, one-one-one interactions with BA captains who are not only well-traveled pilots, but have been trained to be nurturing “flight whisperers” capable of…

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About Laurie Snyder

Laurie Snyder is a writer, editor, traveler, history researcher, humanities advocate, and educator. An award-winning journalist, her interviews with survivors of Pearl Harbor, Midway, and the Holocaust have appeared in national and regional news publications. The creator and managing editor of the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers: One Civil War Regiment's Story ©™, The Contemplative Genealogist ©™ and The Contemplative Traveler ©™, she also serves as the principal consultant for Snyder's Point Communications.
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