Reassure yourself with facts rather than fear. I'd never been on an airplane until I was 16 and I was terrified. The only thing that helped was to confront my fears with reality.
Now I just remind myself that airplane travel is the safest form of routine travel. Thousands die every year in car accidents, which are routine occurrences. A few hundred die in plane crashes, and MOST of those are in small, private planes piloted by inexperienced or reckless contracted pilots.
Airplanes are checked before, monitored during, and checked after EVERY. SINGLE. FLIGHT. by experts trained specifically in airplane inspection. Thousands of flights leave, fly and land without any problems whatsoever every day.
Millions of people are flying every single day. For all but a minuscule fraction of them, the worst that will happen is the ordeal the customer service and security will put you through or the flight attendant smurfing up your elbows when she's had too many bloody marys and rams you with her cart.
Lol... it was my graduation trip, we were going to hawaii and I was screaming crying like a lil girl they had to drag me to the shuttle...
I didn't want to be embarrassed so I shut up and went to sleep but we got to airport and I started crying again... she made me pound some of those lil bottles from liquor store I had decent buzz enough for me to get *funny* I started flipping on plane when we were landing my mom was ordering drinks and stashing them, made me drink when we were circling island to land, it was ok I had never drank before but I couldn't take my xanax at that age that would knock me out and she couldn't carry me lol
Dramamine. It makes me so tired I don't care if I am going to die...first I am going to sleep. I have slept through take off lots of times. LOL I used to be scared, now I have flown too many times to care...but I still take Dramamine for the pukes. So I used to just put it out of my mind until I got there, take the dramamine & wear headphones to drown out my thoughts & then get on the plane & let myself zonk. I normally woudl fall asleep in the wait & then Dh would wake me to walk on the plane & as soon as I sat down I was out again. I can stay awake if I want to - but once I am asleep, I am down for the count. I took it when I've traveled with the kids & can still stay awake, but if I don't have to stay awake, all I have to do is close my eyes & I am out...and this is coming from insomnia woman here.