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Anxious, first time flyer

New Arrival

I am taking my very first flight this week with Southwest, Philly to Orlando.

 

My therapist, who runs my fear of flying course, recommends I meet the captain before boarding to help with my anxiety.

 

I have letters of introduction for both the gate agent and the captain.

 

Would this be a problem? It would really help me fly calmly.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Anxious, first time flyer

Retired Community Manager
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Hi @pacosurfer,

 

I'm so glad to know that you'll be taking a trip with us soon! A fear of flying is not uncommon, and I commend your proactive approach to the situation. I love that you've drafted letters of introduction, and I think that's a great way to start your trip. 

 

If you'd like, you cand send me a private message here on the Community, and I'll work with you to see how we can make your experience in Philly a good one. 

 

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Re: Anxious, first time flyer

New Arrival

Hi..:) I'm taking my first flight this weekend as well..any suggestions? I'm so scared...

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Re: Anxious, first time flyer

Employee
Employee

Hi @1stimeflyr34

 

Welcome to the Southwest Airlines Community! @katiegatti wrote a great blog post this summer about conquering her fear of flying, so I would definitely encourage you to  read it! Here's the link: https://community.southwest.com/t5/Southwest-Stories/Cruising-Out-of-My-Comfort-Zone/ba-p/46397 

 

Your safety is our top priority at Southwest, and I'm confident our Employees will take great care of you. Happy Travels! 

 

Ashley

Ashley
Community Manager
Southwest Airlines Community
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Re: Anxious, first time flyer

New Arrival

I suggest scheduling your therapy session at the airport, that way you will have something to do when your flight is inevitably delayed for hours.