Turbulence can be avoided by choosing this time of day to fly
Turbulence is a horrifying experience when in the air, and can cause even the most confident travellers to feel fear.
Of course, pilots always warn passengers that turbulence is completely safe, and injuries only occur when seatbelts aren’t used during the shaky period.
However it can be good to know how to avoid it if possible, and a flight attendant has revealed how the time of day can make the difference.
Those who prefer a lie in may not appreciate the results.
One of the things that flight attendants won’t tell you is that morning flights are better
Anya Mary wrote on Quora: “One of the things that flight attendants won’t tell you is that morning flights are better because the air is less bumpy.”
It’s not the only thing that can be avoided by earlier flights, she revealed.
Mary continued: “There is also less chance to hit thunderstorms, as these tend to happen mostly in the afternoon. So set your alarm clock early!”
Whilst it can happen at any time of the day, it is much less likely in the morning so early risers should try and get an early flight to avoid turbulence as much as possible.
Turbulence can be avoided by flying early in the morning where the weather is better
A heavy landing can often be a terrifying part of the journey as well, something that is exacerbated by bad weather.
Mary explains: “Landing in the rain can be bumpier because the plane needs to touch the runway hard to avoid aquaplaning.
“Although pilots are usually judged by their landing skills, a hard landing is necessary and a correct, safe way to land the machine.”
However, a pilot has revealed the best ways to tackle heavy turbulence for any nervous fliers.
Turbulence can be avoided by early risers with it less likely on the morning flights
With one in four people experiencing a few of flying, Captain Steve Allright is one of the pilots as part of the British Airways’ Flying with Confidence Course.
His top tip is to remember that turbulence is uncomfortable, but not dangerous.
However, learning to control the breathing pattern can make a huge difference when it comes to staying calm.
Otherwise understanding how a plane works with lift helps to take away from of the fear of the unknown, as it is the wings that help the plane to fly, not the engines.