I sympathize with those who fear flying--it must be terrible. It probably doesn't help to know driving is far more dangerous than flying. My father was an airline pilot and DH is a retired airline pilot so I've always flown and never given it a second thought. The pilots have so much training and if they have any question about safety, they won't depart; at least that was the case with my husband's airline. Yes, there are factors you have no control over, but it's like that with most things in life.