Sure, some people have a fear of flying, but are some just doing it for attention? When this woman is annoyed with her cousin, she asks Reddit:
I'm (F24) currently on a trip in Hawaii with my boyfriend Tom (M31). My cousin Jane (F27) and her fiance Jack (M32) were going to LA, since me and Tom had a layover in LA we booked the flight together and got seats in the same row.
Background: Jane has always been really bad with planes, which is something she also admits. When we were younger, we'd take family trips to different states, she'd shout and cry on the plane.
I haven't been on a flight with her in a while, but she apparently gotten better with flying. So we board and it's about to take off, Jane already looks nervous (we're still on ground.)
We had a pretty smooth take off and stable in the air, but Jane clutched onto Jack's hand, and he's whispering in her ear and holding her head on his lap. The poor guy couldn't even get his tray table down properly to eat.