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Fear of Flying

Top 6 Flying Fear Factors and Ways to Overcome Them

Chris Lopinto | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

I have a number of friends who hate to fly and one or two who suffer from Pteromerhanophobia, otherwise known as a "fear of flying." As a member of th...

How I Conquered My Greatest Lifelong Fears

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 03.20.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Sometimes, when you shine a light on your fear it doesn't look so bad. Not always, of course. But I've found that burying my fears seems to fuel them. When I come right out and admit what's scaring me I'm often surprised to find that I'm not alone. And that in itself brings comfort.

You Won't Believe What Could Cure Your Fear of Flying

Peter Greenberg | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

Do you jump at the slightest bump of turbulence? Do you clutch the armrest during take off and landing? Or are you even too afraid to go to the airport?

6 Tricks for Conquering Flight Anxiety

Budget Travel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We put together a guide to help you conquer your fear just in time for the holiday travel season -- because nothing should stand between you and the vacation you deserve.

Fear of Failing

Debora Spar | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Debora Spar

This is the generation, after all, that grew up with attachment parenting and Baby Einstein videos. They grew up playing soccer on teams where everyone was captain and watching music videos in which every girl with a gorgeous voice looked like a model as well.

The Dark Side of Coincidence

Suzanne Clores | Posted 11.30.2013 | Women
Suzanne Clores

By luck, his mental state was as easily distractible as it was violent. Now, though, he leaned on me to leer out the window.

You Might Say He's Afraid Of Flying

Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy

When Redditor Antony L uploaded this hilarious video to YouTube, he included what might be the most understated explanation ever for his friend's high...

Fear Of Flying? You Can Get Over It | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel

My overactive imagination doesn't help with my fear of flying. All I have to do is shut my eyes, and the Parade of Horror commences: wings snapping of...

Are You Afraid To Fly In An Airplane? (POLL)

Posted 05.22.2013 | MarloThomas

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How To Increase Your Chance Of Survival In A Plane Crash, From Captain Sully Sullenberger (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

If you doze through the safety demonstrations when you fly, it's time to pay attention. Captain Sully Sullenberger stressed the importance of passenge...

An Easy Trick To Get Over Fear Of Turbulence, From Captain Sully Sullenberger (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Many people are so afraid to fly, and turbulence can really send a lot of us into a state of panic. Thankfully, Captain Sully Sullenberger told me tha...

On Feeling Safe: In Boston or Anywhere

Terry Marotta | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Terry Marotta

We are all holding one another in this life. We are all keeping each other safe; and we do have the power to do that, as we are taught again and again in this life.

Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the Flight... Yeah, Right

Linda Wolff | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

I kiss the finger tips on my right hand and press them to outside of the plane as I cross the threshold. It looks like I'm petting the plane. Once inside, I give a quick peek into the cockpit to make sure the pilots look busy, fit and sober.

Scared Of Flying? Read This

Posted 02.12.2013 | Travel

As the New York Times reported Tuesday, 2012 was the safest year in aviation history since 1945, according to the Aviation Safety Network. The rep...

Why I'm Afraid to Fly

Mary K. Moore | Posted 03.31.2013 | Travel
Mary K. Moore

In fact, if you gave me the choice between a plane crash and being attacked by a shark, I'll take the shark every time. I can punch a shark. He might spit me out.

60 Seconds To Stress-Less Holiday Travel

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2013 | Travel
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

The holidays are stressful enough for many of us, but tack on travel and it amps it up that much more. One of the things that can help us shift out of our stress and anxiety is to become present, get outside of our heads and widen our perspective.

Why The Window Seat Is Always Better

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The airplane flights that do the grunt work of your trip, that allow you to get from place to place, are a sort of forgettable magic that, if you are like me, you do not record in your diary or photograph.

Experts Say Fear Of Flying Is Treatable

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 12.19.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Earlier this month, NBA rookie Royce White disclosed that he is afraid to fly and said he expects to travel by bus to play in at lea...

WATCH: World's Scariest Runways

Travel + Leisure | Posted 12.02.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

While an airport in Bhutan is the most extreme example -- only eight pilots in the world are qualified to fly into Paro -- a number of the world's airports, from St. Maarten in the Caribbean to Madeira Airport in Funchal, can present challenges for pilots. No wonder they've been known to say "Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing."

UPDATE: Fear Of Flying Leaves Boy Stranded

Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel

UPDATE 8/28/12: Joe Thompson, the young British boy stranded in the UAE due to an overwhelming fear of flying, has yet to leave the country as he is n...

PHOTOS: Scariest U.S. Airports

Rachael-Marie Prescott | Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel
Rachael-Marie Prescott

These days, flying is one of the safest ways to get from point A to point B. But not every airport is created equal.

Shades of Red

Charline Spektor | Posted 07.15.2012 | Books
Charline Spektor

Fifty Shades? No, thank you. I don't want to read a book in which an educated girl gets tied up and whipped. I want to hold on and go forward.

I'm Afraid To Fly, Unless It's First Class

Jennifer Evans Gardner | Posted 03.10.2012 | Travel
Jennifer Evans Gardner

Today, sadly, air travel has become an awful, dignity-sucking ordeal as we are forced to stand in long lines without shoes on, subjected to pat downs and body scans. This all for the privilege of being crammed like sardines into a tin can where we might sit on the tarmac for hours, with nary a pretzel or cup of tap water in sight.

The Single Most Terrifying Thing I Have Ever Been Through

Gary Lightbody | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Gary Lightbody

I used to be a happy flyer, but all that changed on a flight about six years ago from Auckland, New Zealand to LAX.

Erica Jong's 'Fear Of Flying' Goes Digital

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Books

AP: NEW YORK-- Erica Jong is the latest author to embark on a different kind of digital path. Jong has signed with the electronic publisher Open...