Pilots blast fuel cutbacks

They fear airlines are reducing safety for crew, travelers

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  • Pretty crazy...
    Aug. 9, 2008 12:30 p.m.

    I guess cutting costs is more critical than safety in the airlines industry. What the bosses needed to do is cut their salaries in half. That should help with cutting costs....

  • Stewart
    Aug. 9, 2008 11:06 a.m.

    Today it is skimping on fuel load, tomorrow perhaps skimping on maintenance. Pilots can also be pressured into taking off when all systems are not what they are supposed to be. We haven't had an accident for awhile now, and I suppose that is what it will take to stop this kind of thing, just to help the bottom line.

    Airlines need to raise prices to account for fuel and other costs along with a profit. There are too many planes in the air or waiting for take-off and landing. Airfare is probably too cheap, and we travel too much.