Pretty brave that he's considering it! Though he is young, he'd have to get over his fear of flying at some point.
And I agree that Qantas is a great airline. Any international airline > US domenstic ones,
Not necessarily. Breaking Benjamin's lead singer never flies and he makes do. And if i'm not mistaken, 80% of Americans DON'T have a passport to travel. So if he's like his fellow Americans, traveling isn't a big desire to him, it's just a consequence but not a requisite of his job.
Can't really imagine how hard it would be to overcome it; I don't think any of us can unless you've been in a plane crash.
I was in a single-engine plane once that was stalling and later recovered, and I will absolutely never ride in one again. They scare the living fuck out of me, even seeing them fly ahead. Being in a plane that actually crashes, bursts into flames (with you inside) and seeing many of your best friends perish in that instant would be a permanent block for me too.
All the respect in the world to a guy who's trying to overcome it purely for the fans. He's seen those countries. He's got all the money he needs. He's doing this because they deserve a good show, and he wants to be a role model for his kids on how to overcome personal obstacles. I have zero idea how anyone can shit on him for that.