The majority of the flying public trusts the FAA is making this decision with air safety first and foremost because they want that to be the case. The fact of the matter is that the facts don't matter.
Wherever I go, whether it's a trip around the world or to the local supermarket to pick up Frosted Flakes, I live in a fantasy world that revolves around the idea that I am Neo from The Matrix -- regardless of how much of a mom I look like in real life.
Airlines: Stop forcing that default complimentary soda and snack on your economy passengers on domestic flights. Most of us don't want it, all of us can do without it and we all know you can't really afford it.
When I get a last minute phone call to fill in for a sick shipboard lecturer, I am slightly nervous: What if I bring some sort of new virus aboard? Or what if -- as seems a lot more likely -- I end up boring passengers to death?
If you've just flown across the country and it's late and your leg sockets are sore and your TylenolPM/gin situation makes the BART map look like a pretty spider, it's likely the first place you will go upon arriving in San Francisco is a taxi.
As workers battle catastrophe at stricken nuclear power plants spewing toxins into the environment a handful of modern-day Nobuo Nagano's stand against it, willing to sacrifice their lives in order to save the lives of countless others.