The fear of flying is different for everyone. Some people do no fly because they think that something might happen to the plane like a plane crash. This is one of the reasons why people do not fly on planes.
The first and foremost thing to do to overcome this fear is to think positive thoughts. If you believe that the plane will crash, then the fear will engulf you and because of that fear, you will not be able to step one foot on the plane. If you think positive, it will force your mind to release hormones that will relax you’re body, overcome you’re fear and you will be able to sit on the plane and fly to your destination with ease.
Another great way to overcome the fear when you are in a plane is to distract yourself with something else. Do not think about the fact that you are flying. Think about something else like what you are going to do when you are going to land or why you’re going in the first place. Talk to the person next to you, listen to some music or watch some TV (perhaps the in-flight movie). Taking your mind off the problem is a great way to overcome the fear of flying itself.
Regardless of what the destination or how long your trip is, if you follow this guide, you will be able to not only overcome the fear of flying, but various other fears that you may have.