Time for You to Fly


With all the threats from terrorism -- and the TSA -- you'd think people would be afraid to fly, but experts say the travel season this year could be a record setter here and around the world.

George Hobica at airfarewatchdog.com says it may seem like airlines don't want us to fly.

"Flying is harder than ever in some instances; the TSA is more aggressive."

But Hobica says the truth is flying an American-based carrier has never been safer.

"Air travel is safer than it has been in many, many years. When was the time there was a (deadly) accident with an American-based airline? It's been like ten years or something."

Actually, the last deadly crash involving an American-based carrier was in 2009. Hobica says he expects airlines here and around the world to set records this year.

"I think we're going to see a record number of people traveling on airlines worldwide, yes, I think it's going to be a record setting year. There are more airlines than ever, there are more seats than in previous years and there's a lot of pent up demand."

Trade group Airlines for America says U.S. airlines expect to carry 234 million passengers from June 1st through August 31st, up from the summer record of 225 million a year ago.


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