Let's just put it right out there: Flying is a king-sized pain in the ass.
The cramped seats, the recycled air, the turbulence, the mysterious loud noises, and whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat's the deal with the food? If you identify with the 20% of Americans that get royally freaked out when they fly, you know there's little one can do or say to quell the anxiety associated with being tens of thousands of feet in the air.
Determined to conquer my own personal fear, I sought out Tom Bunn -- an experienced airline captain and licensed therapist who's specialized in the treatment of fear of flying for over 30 years. We sat down for 30 minutes and went over every single ridiculous thought that goes through your mind as you wait out the 90-minute delay before takeoff.