The `Confessions of a Shopaholic` star was spotted freaking out as she boarded a Virgin America flight to New York on Monday night (11.07.11).
Luckily for the 35-year-old actress - who is married to Sacha Baron Cohen, with whom she has two daughters Olive, three, and baby Elula -the cabin crew realised she was nervous about the flight and let her speak to the pilot to alleviate her fears.
She was given a tour of the cockpit before the plane took off and as a thank you to staff, Isla posed for photographs with various crew members.
According to the New York Post newspaper, Isla was overheard telling a friend on the phone as she sat down on the plane, "I just met the pilots. They`re really nice. I always feel better when I meet the pilots".
Isla isn`t the only actress who is scared of flying.
Amy Adams is so frightened of air travel she will only board a plane if she can sit by someone she knows.
She previously revealed: "I`ve had some embarrassing episodes at airports. Certain American airlines don`t assign seats and there have been times when I couldn`t sit next to my companion. I`ve had a few meltdowns trying to get someone to change seats with me."