Background: Since 1998 I have had an extreme, crippling fear of flying. Have not flown since late 1998. I even had a return ticket to fly home but opted to take a 3 day bus ride instead of get on a plane. I do know that it is irrational, and all the statistics, etc...of how safe flying really is...however just thinking about it I feel myself starting to panic and have severe anxiety. Problem: My girlfriend bought tickets for us to fly to Vegas in a WEEK! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Xanax? Klonopin? Which is better? What if I get on the plane and freak out? furthur Background: Flew a lot in the late 80s and 90s. One bad experience in 1998 and that was it. People praying, kids crying, I was crippled with fear and never want to feel that again.