Wednesday, 24.01.2018
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To fly or not to fly?

The shock waves from the Spanair tragedy continue to reverberate, but many in the airline industry are working to reassure passengers and potential travellers that flying is still one of the safest ways to travel (according to the World Health Organisation 127,000 people die a year in Europe in road accidents). Sepla, the Spanish pilots association have issued firm statements in support of Spanair saying “Spanair planes and flights are absolutely safe and comply with all operational security standards”. But confidence in flying has taken something of a knock. So how can airlines work to reassure passengers that it is still safe to fly?
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Ilona and Rolf, Dortmund

We think that the fuel prices are making everything more expensive, so the companies are saving on the technical checks to stop the costs increasing. We also push the technical inspections of our cars as long as we can. The difference is that cars don‘t cause as much damage. We have just flown for the first time and were more concerned about how they handled our luggage.



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