Talking Air Safety

American Voicesdeathtransportation ISSUE 35•41 Nov 10, 1999

Several recent high-profile plane crashes, including an Oct. 31 EgyptAir disaster that claimed 217 lives, have once again caused airline safety to come into question. What do you think?

  • “I feel we should all make airline safety a top priority, devoting as much attention to it as possible for two or three weeks after every major crash.”

    Janice Hough –
    Speech Pathologist

  • “Actually, air travel is still safer than driving, especially if you need to go to Europe or Asia.”

    Robert Christopher –
    Architect

  • “When I think of the people lost in this latest tragedy over the Atlantic, I can't help but ask: Why didn't they use their seat cushions as a flotation device? Why?

    Marlon Tompkins –
    Systems Analyst

  • “How's about they have some kind of spare plane on board in case anything happens to the regular plane?”

    Kenny Eccles –
    Prep Cook

  • “I stopped flying on commercial jets when I discovered that there's something else that has wings: my imagination.”

    Iris Fallon –
    Nurse

  • “Sorry about that EgyptAir thing, but those planes take fuckin' hours to inspect, and, well, I got a social life, you know.”

    Daniel Foti –
    Airplane Mechanic

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