Weekend survey: Do maintenance problems make you reluctant to fly?

Do Southwest Airlines’ recent maintenance problems, which led to widespread aircraft inspections, make you think twice about flying?

If you’ve been paying attention to some of the media coverage (and how can you not?) you might be forgiven for thinking the sky is falling. Or, at least, that planes are falling out of the sky.

Elliott Advocacy is underwritten by Global Rescue -- Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations and Elite Medical Group. Global Rescue provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Learn more about Global Rescue.

Truth is, no one has died — yet.

But are you a little hesitant to board a plane, knowing that planes are flying that may not be airworthy?

Here’s the survey:


Are you less likely to fly on Southwest? Or does your mistrust of the inspection process extend to the entire airline industry?

Also, do you think you’ll fly less because of the problems, or is this just a minor issue?