Pilot says morning flights are best time to travel if you’re nervous passenger

Not everyone enjoys flying.

Whether it's turbulence or the thought of being stuck in a confined space, it can cause a huge deal of anxiety for some.

So if you're one of those people who struggle with planes, luckily a pilot has revealed something very handy.

Jerry Johnson, an airline pilot from Los Angeles, US, has revealed the worst time of the day to fly if you're a nervous traveller.

That's because some times of the day the plane can face "bumpier air" which isn't great for a flyer who is stressed as it is.

He shared his flight secrets and top tips with Reader's Digest where he said there's a time of the day to avoid a bumpy ride.

Jerry revealed: "If you're a nervous flyer, book a morning flight.

"The heating of the ground later causes bumpier air, and it's much more likely to thunderstorm in the afternoon."

Another unnamed pilot also suggested that passengers should sit in the back if they always feel cold.

The cabin crew member, who works in Texas, said: "The general flow of air in any airplane is from front to back."

They added: "So if you're concerned about breathing the freshest possible air or not getting too hot, sit as close to the front.

"Planes are generally warmest in the back."

As for the smoothest place to sit, that should be over or near the wing.

Pilot Patrick Smith said: "The bumpiest place is in the back. A plane is like a seesaw. If you're in the middle, you don't move as much."

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He also reassured that turbulence isn't dangerous and pilots will try to avoid it as it's annoying to fly through.

Patrick added: "Pilots find it perplexing that so many people are afraid of turbulence.

"It's all but impossible for turbulence to cause a crash.

"We avoid turbulence not because we're afraid the wing is going to fall off but because it's annoying."

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