Air travel is the safest mode of transport ever known to human mankind.It is safer than travel by means of car or ship.Many people say that air travel is not safe keeping in mind the Malaysian airlines tragedy.It is just one among the billions of flights travelling everyday.They do not think about the many road crashes that we come to know about in the news daily.
I strongly feel that air travel is safe in today's world. There are many regulations and restrictions when flying that prevent people from harming the flight while in air. Technology have vastly advanced from the earlier days of flight and this minimizes risk to the passengers if not completely rids them of any danger.
Traveling by air in a commercial plane is relatively safe. You are less likely to die in a plane crash than to die in a car accident. The reason it seems to be unsafe to us is that we hear about plane crashes on the news, and when they occur, it's usually a lot of lives lost in one big accident, rather than car accidents where one to a few people die.
If you take into all the mitigating factors of flying, its much safer than driving. The hours that those pilots have to put into getting their airlines pilot licenses, is crazy. If the airlines could just develop some kind of system that stopped planes from crashing into the ground at flight speed, that would make it the safest way to travel, for sure.
Yes, air travel is safe, because there are very few deaths by air plane anymore. We seldom hear of plane crashes, and that is with thousands of planes flying every single day. By comparison, there are many more car crashes each day. It is much safer to travel by plane than by car.
No matter how many precautions air travel authorities take, people are always going to be two steps ahead of them. As soon as one thing is banned or controlled, a whole new problem enters. Air travel is dangerous enough already, adding in threats from the passengers of the plane makes it even more dangerous than before.