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The fear of getting on a plane today is a good basis. In practical terms, everyone associates the fear of flying with a critical feeling that the plane is already crashing. They might have a valid point, because now, most commercial airlines have canceled two engines on their planes. This, in order to reduce fuel costs, could endanger passengers' safety. A notable example occurred in January of 2009 when a commercial plane with only two engines closed during boarding forced the plane to land a miracle in the Hudson River. If there were four engines installed, the level of decibels would be high enough to frighten the birds and other faults so that what happened to those engines would not happen. Only with the skill and knowledge of the pilot and crew was a tragedy announced.

This is just a prime example of how the commercial aviation industry is cutting costs rather than public safety. Today, with the ever increasing demand to keep fixed profit margins, and the constant threat of terrorism, commercial airlines and the government have put in place protocols, procedures, rules, regulations and mandates that the general public is now finding extremely scary and frightening when the time comes for book, board, and travel through the air. In addition to this dilemma faced by the aviation industry, the number of obese individuals is increasing so that the passenger plane's seats of natural size are too small to accommodate these passengers. This is because airlines have constantly renewed commercial aircraft to include more passenger seats. Another trick to increase revenue while reducing passenger safety and comfort. Some airlines have recently started the process of replacing their old aircraft with a long history. Most airlines continue to use aircraft older than 20 years. This should be a major safety concern.

Gone are the days when airlines handled all their passengers as guests on a luxury ship on the ocean; friendship and service were the perfect crew. Many friends such as food and drinks as well as your luggage are included in the purchase price of your ticket. What happened in the past thirty years is the complete elimination of the types of services that have made air travel like this. It has been replaced by the bare bone service one would expect when traveling with a crowded subway car at rush hour. Some airlines go so far as to shatter any hope that air travel will once again bring pleasure to passenger service. They are now applying vertical seats {new term} as travelers now book tickets as a permanent room only. This means that some airlines are now making profits to higher levels before passenger safety and welfare. Imagine a subway car so crowded people strapped like sardines in a can. Just thinking about traveling this way cannot be controlled. Sad to say, this is a fact that has progressed in some commercial airlines today.

Anytime you flagrantly place financial gains ahead of safety, this industry incurs greater financial losses and respect for the general public. Does BP and the oil disaster in the Gulf look familiar? What the commercial airlines inadvertently did through all these additional fees, and the continued use of outdated aircraft, the lack of amenities and the high cost of tickets, makes the commercial airline industry unable to be a major contributor to the economic expansion that is considered Critical to the economic recovery of the United States.

To understand the fear of flying in today's world, one must realize that with the constant threat of terrorism [a real prominent threat to anyone traveling regardless of private means of transportation], the new rules, procedures, and regulations in place help make us safer. It also helps deter those individuals who intend to cause destruction and harm to the public. Many still view these new protocols as intrusive and in violation of our social freedoms. A very sad comment for the world we live in today.

What the commercial aviation industry should do is simplify all of these new regulations on boarding and restore the position of resting passengers' comfort and safety before profit. This old saying in business "give the public what they want at the price they can afford, repeat the business and affirm." This same philosophy must apply to the commercial aviation industry. Even with today's security measures in place, fear of flying may be reduced and more and more individuals will experience a new sense of happiness and safety when traveling by air.