A fear of flying seems to be one of the more common phobias amongst the general populace – most people know at least one person who would rather not get on an airplane if they had the option. Every flight you take, you’re almost guaranteed to see an individual white-knuckling the armrests, eyes screwed shut, as they shake throughout take-off and landing.
Celebrities are frequently associated with the jet-set lifestyle. First of all, most celebrities bring home pretty big paychecks, and they can afford to jet off to the Bahamas or Paris at a whim. They have the luxury of travelling for leisure whenever they can make time in their schedules – money isn’t really an issue.
However, one of the biggest reasons celebrities rack up the frequent flyer points is because of their jobs. Whether they’re flying back and forth between their home base and wherever the movie they’re working on is filming, or if they’re jetting around the world to do promotional work and international premieres for their latest project, celebrities spend a lot of time in the air.
Given the amount of time they spend hopping from one destination to another via airplane, flying must be a mundane, everyday activity for celebrities, right? Wrong. There are actually quite a few celebrities who have spoken out about a fear of flying. Whether they’re just plain scared for a reason they can’t name, or if they got shaken due to a bad flying experience, these 10 celebrities are definitely nervous flyers.
10 Liz McClarnon
9 Ben Affleck
8 Travis Barker
7 Colin Farrell
6 Aretha Franklin
5 Sandra Bullock
4 Sean Bean
3 Kirsten Dunst
2 Megan Fox
1 Jennifer Aniston
Actress Jennifer Aniston has slowly been working on her fear of flying, and has admitted that it has been getting easier over time to deal with getting on planes. Her fear stems from one particular incident. As she told China Daily, she was aboard a plane that got caught in an electrical storm. Many people get a bit jittery during turbulence, but an experience like getting caught in a storm will likely spook even the most veteran of flyers. Aniston has admitted that most of her fear is centered around the very beginning, when the plane takes off, because she doesn’t fully comprehend exactly how it gets up in the air.
Sources: travel.aol.co.uk, bet.com, nytimes.com
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