So you think it's safe to fly?

National Public Radio is airing a startling series on where the fleets of U.S. airlines are being serviced.  The answer isn’t Omaha, Des Moines or Fargo.  No, 20 percent of the time it is in developing countries, places such as El Salvador and Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Maybe you’re braver than I, but I don’t find that news reassuring.  Listen to and read NPR’s excellent series and I’ll lay odds you’ll feel the same way.  There is at least one airline, however, that’s bucking the trend.  But I’ll let NPR tell you … the rest of the story.


About jerrylanson

I teach, write, coach and sing, though you're not required to listen to the latter. I'm a journalism professor at Emerson College in Boston. My third book, "Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves," was published in November by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing. You can read a sample chapter at My passions are politics (generally liberal in outlook), music, mountains, golden retrievers and my grandchildren, though not in that order. Please stop by and mix it up with me. I always answer those who post.
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