Fear of flying was a challenge for me for a long time. One suggestion may be to sit next to a dead heading crew member so that all of the noises and movement can be explained to you as they occur. There are certain things that seem wired that are just normal operations during a flight. Noises like the lifting and locking of the landing gear, movement of flaps and engine noise changes are just part of the mechanical actions of the plane. The landing approach often starts a long way from the airport in major cities. If you sit next to a pro you can ask questions and better understand the dynamics of the flight. Another nice thing is to open the SW site on your WiFi device and watch your flights progress in real time. That feature is free on board. Also, focus on where you are headed, not how you are getting there. By the way the views are great. Have fun!
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