After several recent cases of air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job—including one incident that delayed the landing of a medical flight—the Federal Aviation Administration announced it was adding more overnight controllers at 27 towers. What do you think?


"An air traffic controller fell asleep at Ronald Reagan National Airport? I thought he fired all those lazy union bums."

Diane May • Systems Analyst

"It's a real Catch-22. If their job were more exciting, then they wouldn't fall asleep. But if they didn't fall asleep, then they wouldn't misdirect planes and make them crash. Catch-22."

David Taylor • Unemployed

"Lucky them. I can never sleep through a flight."

Ward Deacon • Salesman