Originally Posted by Army19K
Ok, since when is a fear of flying a mental illness or a disability?
The answer to that question is, "2012 in the United States." But kidding aside, the problem isn't really that he's afraid to fly, it's that he deals with crippling anxiety, and his fear of flying aggravates that condition. Whether or not you think that's a legitimate concern/fear/disorder, that's up to you. But it's more than just fear of flying.