So, what's air travel been like over the past week or so? We asked a traveler and a flight attendant how things are going...
Our expert in residence Rudy Maxa was one of the few Americans to fly during
the first week of the tragedy. His trip to Italy was delayed because of the airport closures,
but he eventually boarded a Virgin Atlantic flight at 3:00 am last Saturday morning.
I spoke with Rudy from the Amalfi Coast and asked him how he made it
to Europe during the worst week in air travel history.
Flying is still statistically much safer than driving you car. And yet it's sure easy to
understand why some flight crews we've talked to over this last week have expressed an
amount of fear in getting back up in the air. In fact, all the airlines have trauma
counselors to help flight staff cope with the tragedies. But today we check in with a flight attendant who has been in the air for 12 years and still
loves her profession. Evelina Matthews is back at work and she tells us it's actually
almost an ideal time to travel by air. She says passengers have never been so polite.