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Fear of Flying

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...

WATCH: Cloud Surfing Over Australia's Ningaloo Reef

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A duo went 10,000 feet into the sky in a a windowless, wall-less airplane called aAirborne XT912, in North West Cape/Ningaloo Reef in Western Australi...

The Day Prince William's Pal Held My Husband's Hand and Other In-Flight Shockers

Kim Carillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kim Carillo

For years I regularly flew to Australia for work without a second thought. Twenty-four hours in the air didn't bother me one bit. But, mysteriously, a few years ago, turbulence terror suddenly hit.

Travel Made Simple

James Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James Sanders

When traveling, sometimes the best alternative is the one that is different. As far as first experiences go, I have Southwest and Pink Jeep Tours to thank for teaching that to me.

Fear of Flying: Ruminating on Air Travel

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

I hate flying. It's the loss of control that accompanies my first footsteps into the claustrophobic cylinder that my fervid imagination assumes will be my coffin.

The Sky Is Falling: How Safe Is Flying in the US vs. Abroad?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

Your safety depends largely where you're flying. In other words, commercial jet travel in the domestic United States is safer than most places on earth, especially the developing world.

Virgin Atlantic: New iPhone App To Cure Fear Of Flying

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SYDNEY (Reuters) - People scared of flying can now press a button on their iPhone to help them deal with their panic. Long-haul airline Virgin Atla...

J.U. and I

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Erica Jong

John Updike was one of the few writers of our age who didn't see writing as an aggressive act that needed to be met with another aggressive act: criticism.

Love Comes First

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Jong

Poetry is the language we speak in the most terrifying or ecstatic passages of our lives. But the very word poetry scares people. The truth is we need poetry -- even as we fight against it.

The Miracle as a Metaphor: What We Can Really Learn From Flight 1549

Lynda Resnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynda Resnick

Times are tough. Our economy has taken a triple bird strike and we've lost all engines and a wing. We are engaged in two wars, our unemployment rate is ratcheting up... but we can land this plane.