Ever find yourself tearing up unexpectedly at the in-flight movie? Don’t worry, it’s normal.

Flying can be stressful and tiring and finding yourself offline and alone in the strictly controlled aircraft environment can cause us to feel powerless and helpless. This can render us susceptible to emotional on-screen scenes triggering tears.

For more information about this phenomenon and suggestions on how to avoid it, read my article on irislillian.com.

(Image courtesy of Chris Hoare @ Flickr)