easyJet announces return of its Fearless Flyer course to help nervous flyers take control and overcome their fears

easyJet announces return of its Fearless Flyer course to help nervous flyers take control and overcome their fears

  • Courses now available to book to help aerophobics overcome their fear of flying
  • Ground course now available in a brand new virtual, online format
  • Flight experiences available from 6 UK airports
  • New VIP package now available, including a dedicated Captain to guide you through the experience flight day

London, UK, 2022-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Europe’s leading airline easyJet is bringing its Fearless Flyer course back for 2022 and into homes for the first time, enabling nervous flyers to take control and overcome their fears.

The course, which has helped more than 9,000 phobics to date, is one of the best priced aerophobia courses in the UK starting at just £69 per person.

Now featuring a brand-new virtual element of the programme, easyJet’s Fearless Flyer course is divided into three main parts:

  • A virtual ground course, where top phobia expert Lawrence Leyton and a senior easyJet captain will explain the unfamiliar sounds and sensations customers feel onboard an aircraft and teach them a unique set of mind techniques to manage their nerves. This session lasts approx. 2.30 hours.
  • A pre-flight one hour ‘Meet the Team’ online Zoom session, where participants will be walked through the airport experience and what to expect. There will also be a participant Q&A session where phobia expert Lawrence and an easyJet pilot will answer any last-minute questions.
  • And lastly, a special one-hour experience flight from the course airport, where customers put their new skills to the test whilst listening to a live commentary of the flight from the Fearless Flyer team.

Customers can take the courses online and take the experience flight at airports across the UK, including London Gatwick, London Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Belfast International airports.

Now, customers who want the VIP treatment can choose the new premium courses, which in addition to the standard course includes additional exclusive benefits including a dedicated Captain to guide you through the experience flight day, a private group Zoom call with a pilot and the Fearless Flyer Team, premium VIP check-in, security and boarding process for the experience flight, guaranteed upfront seating and lifetime access to additional course materials.

A limited number of spaces on the courses are now available at fearlessflyer.easyjet.com

Captain Chris Foster, Fearless Flyer Lead Pilot at easyJet, said:

“We’re delighted to be relaunching our renowned Fearless Flyer course for 2022, with courses now available to book across the UK.

The course is suitable for anyone who is a nervous flyer, whether they experience slight anxiety or whether they have never flown before and with a success rate of more than 95%, we would encourage anyone wishing to overcome their fear to take part.”

Mark Wein, easyJet’s Fearless Flyer Course Director, commented:

“Around one in six people have a fear of flying, stopping many from travelling abroad on holiday, visiting friends and family or even flying for work – and with international travel returning to normal after so long, now is a great opportunity to join so many who have already overcome their fears through our renowned Fearless Flyer course. We’re excited to help many more customers on our courses over the coming months – the results are life-changing.”

Jessica Matthews, who took part in the course, said:

“Booking the Fearless Flyer course was the best decision I ever made. It was the first time I been on an airplane by myself and I found the whole experience exhilarating. I would recommend this course for anyone who hates flying (like I did) or has a particular fear. Fear is a belief! You can get over it.”

easyJet’s 2022 Fearless Flyer Experience Flight is taking place on the following dates and locations:

Airport Date
London Gatwick Sunday 15th May
London Luton Saturday 18th June
Bristol Sunday 22nd May
Manchester Saturday 7th May
Edinburgh Friday 27th May
Belfast Wednesday 8th June

About easyJet

easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.

easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 96 million passengers in 2019 – more than 16 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.

easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports several local charities and has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £14m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

The airline takes sustainability seriously and is committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions flying by 2050. Together with its partners, including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Wright Electric, easyJet is working to accelerate the development of zero-emission aircraft technology. In the meantime, the airline is offsetting the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all its flights, at no additional cost to its customers, and only supports projects that are certified by Gold Standard or the Verified Carbon Standard, internationally recognised certification schemes. In addition, easyJet continues to renew its fleet, operate efficiently, and aims to fill most of its seats. Since 2000, over a 20-year period, the airline reduced its carbon emissions per passenger, per kilometre by over one-third, and aims to bring this down further.

Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – since launching over 25 years ago, easyJet changed the way people fly to the present day where the airline leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for its passengers.

The airline was named as Britain’s Most Admired Company of 2020 in the transport sector, retaining the leading position for a second year running. Britain’s Most Admired Companies study is the longest-running annual survey of corporate reputation in the UK.


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