The more you know can be key when it comes to getting over your fears. Especially with flying. Learning about the basics of how the aircraft works can help you understand turbulence so it is not as frightening. Another tip is to have ways to distract yourself. A great book or a perhaps a pen and paper so you can journal, draw or practice writing your name with the other hand.
A new tip they suggest is to breathe through a straw. Focusing on controlling your breathing can help you prevent a panic attack. But possibly the best advice they offer is to get noise canceling headphones. A lot of the fear of flying comes from the unfamiliar noises when taking off and landing. The headphones can also drown out nerve-wracking conversation that may be going on around you too!
Margie’s tip: Motion sickness is my issue. I learned the hard way, take your motion sickness pill as when you are on land. (10-15 minutes before you board.) If you take it when the plane is in motion it does you more harm than good.