Friday, 14.12.2018
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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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Marko and Enrico, Mecklenburg

As long as we are travelling with a German company, we don’t worry. I think they always take their half hour break to check the machines before starting again.  Naturally enough a plane has to be in the air as much as possible to earn money for the company. Smaller companies are economising in the wrong way if their cost cutting endangers passenger security. We believe in German thoroughness.



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