If These Air Travel Statistics Don’t Scare You, Maybe They Should
Do you feel safe when you fly? Some people have a morbid fear of flying because they're afraid of dying in a fiery plane crash. I'm not. I worry more about the dangerous characters who get on planes. This shouldn't be a concern if you're flying between small cities. The threat comes when traveling between the nation's largest airports. The terrorists who staged the 9/11 attacks entered the US through a small airport (Portland, Mine). They weren't going to cause trouble there. They had bigger fish to fry. When I travel to visit family, it usually entails passing through major airports like Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas Fort Worth, Atlanta, or NY La Guardia. CNN reports the Transportation Safety Administration found a record 73 firearms in checked bags this past week. 68 were loaded.