"Air travel creates more problems than
benefits" - Is this a fair comment? (TYS 2002 -
by 09S43 TAN CHENG HIONG DANIEL
0.0 stars - reviews
range from 0 to 5
Provides employment and economic benefits (e.g.
Singapore Airlines, Changi Airport, Aeronautical
Catastrophic effects due to the malfunction of the
aircraft (technical mishap or terrorist attack) - e.g.
9/11, 2010 Mangalore Plane Crash
Extremely vulnerable to changes in weather or unforeseen
circumstances. (e.g. Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption in Iceland)
When such undesirable occurrences happen, flights will be
Resulting in a lot of inconveniences for passengers as they
may get grounded for an uncertain length of time. This will
disrupt people's lives and businesses that rely on air travel.
Extremely convenient. People/goods are moved
around the world very quickly => Globalisation,
Allows trade between countries to occur more efficiently and effectively as
it reduces the trouble and time taken to transport goods from one country
to another. This will increase the standard of living of people around the
world as it exposes people to a larger variety of counsmer goods to choose
saves time for the highlights.
tourists have to sit through long, dull
journeys just to experience the
highlights of the place. so with air
travel, they travel by air and save
the time for entertainment.
Evaluation & Conclusion
Likelihood of malfunction/something going wrong is rather
small. (it is said that one is more likely to meet with an
accident on a road than be on a plane where something