If you have a fear of flying like I do, reading the following post by pilot JetHead might help. I used to be excited to fly as a child, because then I was not filled with fearful information like news about airplanes problems and crashes. I had not truly experienced turbulence then. Chris writes that turbulence is not as bad as driving your car over a railway track. A jet is built to withstand a lot more. That analogy helps.
He also advices that you can have some control by choosing the major airlines which have better quality control, and this I intend to do. So it’s true that nothing comes for free. So as I always thought, when you take a cheaper carrier you are also increasing your risk which I don’t want to do, since I’m already freaked out by flying. If I have to save cost on flying I’d rather not fly at all.
via JetHead's Blog