Fear of flying, a problem that affects one third of the world’s population, had led airlines to try and help these passengers. Two thirds of the people with aerophobia never get on a plane, while the rest do it, in most cases, due to job requirements or when there is no alternative method of transportation.
Security statistics don’t help overcome the bitter moment. Even a decade of no airplane accidents will make an aerophobic person come to reason, and neither will catastrophes nor mystic aircraft disappearances like the Malaysia case reinforce their fear.
Aerophobia is generally suffered by a specific type of people. They’re typically untrusting and insecure, and therefore they don’t believe anyone can solve their problem.
A curious aspect of many aerophobic persons’ behavior has been observed, as is the fact that their anxiety tends to decrease when they fly first class. As to the rest, the feeling of having no control over what happens in the air or not knowing how a plane works are some of the irrational reasons that cause aerophobia.