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520 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by GuavaVera

Is air travel safer now than before 9/11?

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17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/15/03 - 10:57:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'd say it's about the same
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/15/03 - 10:58:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know but I hate flying and I have to fly tommorw!!!!
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 9:39:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
It seems as though it is, but then again it may be an illusion created to make americans feel safer without actually being safe.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 10:17:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
commercialised air travel has always been safe. It is as safe now as it was before. But paranoid people like to believe what they here on TV.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 10:32:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'd say slightly more.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 7/14/03 - 10:36:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's worse.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 7/15/03 - 6:52:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Safer, how? They still run the risk of crashing into a fireball in the mountains or in the ocean. There are still lots of mechanical problems and planes that are still being flown that are 60 years old.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 8/27/03 - 8:12:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
Here they don´t seem to have taken any new measures - I don´t know about the States though - do you have security checks for national flights now?
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 8/27/03 - 8:29:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
The security in this country has always been fairly good because of the threat from the IRA and the lockerbie bombing.
I remember that the US security at airports was always pretty poor especially on internal flights.

I think overall though plane travel has become safer and will do over the years as new technology becomes available. As for the fact that some of the planes are over a certain age, I don't think that really matters as anything breaking down will just be replaced.

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 9/4/03 - 10:44:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
No I think it's worse.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 9/4/03 - 10:46:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^How so? I happen to know for a fact that's it a lot safer.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 9/4/03 - 10:52:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
As far as security goes, it is safer.
1. roosterpit doors are locked and reinforced.
2. Pilots have guns now.
3. Air marshalls ride in the planes.
4. People are more aware and likely to attack any hijackers that may try to take over the plane.
5. X-Ray machines are better for scanning baggage and suitcases and people.
6. Visitors are not allowed in certain places at the airports anymore.

As far as airplane mechanical failure or other problems: This gets safer every year due to the normal course of technology. I imagine a day will come when plane crashes due to mechanical failure will be extremely rare (It is pretty rare now).

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 9/4/03 - 10:53:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^^ 1. c_ockpit doors
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 2/3/06 - 9:20:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's a heck of a lot safer. I was in Gatwick airport in London, and I got patted down even though the metal detector didn't go off.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 2/3/06 - 9:23:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's definitely been MUCH more secure. I think that it gets a bit TOO ridiculous and anal, but whatever makes people believe that they won't be getting on a flight to be taken over by terrorists! Eh, I don't believe they're dumb enough to repeat their ways, but I guess it makes sense to be more preventative in that area.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 2/3/06 - 9:31:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Safer and more fecking annoying. It's not like it can't happen again.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 7/2/07 - 11:17:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it is more safe than before.

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