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The advantages and disadvantages of travelling by airplane

The advantages and disadvantages of travelling by airplane

The advantages and disadvantages of travelling by airplane
March 05
03:30 2013

As well as being very exciting, airplane travel really can be one of the most efficient ways to travel around the world. The availability of cheap air travel means that it is now easy for almost anyone to fly anywhere. We will now look at the advantages and disadvantages of air travel. The Pros of Travelling by Airplane. Nobody can doubt the fact that our lives have been changed by air travel.

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Advantages of travelling by airplane

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  • It is much faster to travel by plane; it is possible to cross to the other side of the world in less than a day. It is now possible to easily go to places that would previously been too far away for most of us to travel to.
  • When you are looking for a safe way to travel from one place to another, air travel is near the top.
  • It is now possible to get to destinations all over the world at very affordable prices because of the availability of cheap flights.
  • Airplanes can be quite comfortable and this makes it a nice way to travel.
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Disadvantages of travelling by airplane

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There are a number of disadvantages to travelling by plane these days even though it really has made a big difference to most people’s lives.

  • Most airports will be situated on the outskirts of the city so once you get off the plane you will still have a bit of a journey before reaching your final destination. And when you take into consideration, the fact that you have to wait around in the airport before taking off, plane travel can sometimes end up taking you just as long as other types of travel, particularly internal flights.
  • There are a lot of people who feel that the hassle involved with security checks on airplanes can be quite troublesome.- You do not have nearly the same room for movement on a plane as you do on a train.
  • Some economy sections of certain planes are quite crammed and there is very little room.
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2 Comments

  1. Garrick Dunstan
    Garrick Dunstan March 26, 19:34

    I agree with the safety aspect. more lives are claimed on our roads than in air travel so it is safer to travel by air. One other big down side is the carbon footprint it leaves, but then I suppose if one tool into account the carbon foot print of alternative travel we may find that is not as big as we think.

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  2. james bond
    james bond March 26, 20:16

    i think tavelling is the easiest and the comfrotable way to travel in addition of the fastest way to go from place to another in the other hand travelling in planes is very expensive and some people think its scarry because of the idea of being on the sky for several hours

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