Trance i would say if you had have been on the same flight as me then you would know you werent the only one. Im the blubbering mess and my DHs arm will be white from me squeezing his hand so much also i will look like im trying to push the plane back down as it takes off.
I didnt take a xanax on a short flight while on honeymoon and i cried taking off, i was so scared, it was only a little plane turned out though it was my favourite flight of the honeymoon plus it only lasted 1 hour.
My worse flight ever was coming back from France, my god i though i was going to die, i had a bad panic attack and DH had to spend alot of time calming me down, i kept saying i had to get off and i needed windows open, i couldnt breath, actually DH used to be pretty useless and would tell me people were looking at me.
People dont understand a fear when they dont have them.
So you are not alone