QUESTION OF THE WEEK- What's the greatest threat to air travel?


Joe McCully:"Pilot fatigue. I really worry that pilots don't get the amount of rest they need. I also worry they might imbibe a little too much alcohol before their flight, but it's mostly do they get enough rest so their reactions can be sharp."


Evonnea Minor: "Worrying about the engine failing. "


Randy Haines: "Engine failure. I'm not that worried about terrorism– I think they got that under control now."



Airlines being run by businessmen

Goverment regulation

an outdated air traffic control system

Weather is the greatest threat to air travel. Regardless of the condition of the planes, the crews and terrorism, weather will stop any progress that airlines make on a daily basis.

Profit margins