I would say that now is probably the safest time to fly and I don't really understand why people are cancelling en masse and staying at home and putting the shutters down. Pilots always say that flying is the safest form of travel and I agree with them. Just look at the number of train accidents in Britain over the last five years. The attacks in the United States have made airlines and the travelling public more conscious of the need for security. Airport and airline security has been tightened and the travelling public are also more aware. The levels of security which we have at the moment, eventhough they mean that passengers are more thoroughly searched, must be maintained. Air travellers must also act in a responsible way. It is quite natural, that in times of relative calm, security becomes lax. This should not be allowed to happen. Security regulations are drawn-up for a reason and they must be enforced and respected at all times eventhough there is no real threat. Yes, perhaps airlines should contemplate introducing air marshalls who could act in a similar way as the transport police in Britain. I don't particularly like flying but it is by far the best way to get from A to B.
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