I would always bring a book with me everytime I board an airplane. It takes my mind off those whining, thundering and whooshing movements I dread while strapped to my seat.
For my trip to Osaka, Japan, I bought Sophie Kinsella's "Can You Keep a Secret?". I loved it to bits!
The female character ,Emma Corrigan, was a nervous flyer. During a bout of mid-air turbulence, she spills all her personal and embarassing secrets to a stranger seated beside her. It turns out that stranger happens to be her Boss!
Hilarious! I have been reading this book over and over again and I never get tired of its novelty.