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  • An app to help cure your fear of flying
  • An app to help cure your fear of flying
    Andrew W.Sieber ©

An app to help cure your fear of flying

For those of us who identify as nervous flyers, being in a plane isn't a very pleasant experience, but what if an app could calm you down? That’s what Japan’s All Nippon Airways is attempting to do with their ANA Takeoff Mode app, intended to alleviate flying-related stress.



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