I am scared of flying. Every time I fly on long distance, I drink a lot of alcohol. For me this helps me relax and not be in a state of anxiety for the duration of the flight.
Why is this not advised by the cabin crew?
I find it helps me.
I understand you ‘overcame’ your fear of flying by indulging in excessive alcohol consumption. This is not something that an airline would recommend to their passengers. Perhaps you are a passive drinker but drinking excessively can sometimes give rise to air rages by others.
Further, some airlines do remind passengers in their in-flight magazine to minimise consumption of alcohol on board the flight. Alcohol is a diuretic which can cause further dehydration because of the extremely dry air in the cabin.
This is one reason why some cabin crew are unlikely to recommend anyone to drink alcohol to overcome their fear of flying.
Some doctors recommend anti-depressant medications but ultimately fear of flying can be best overcome by knowledge. There are a lot of literatures on this topic in this website
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