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Passenger safety should be paramount

Long gone are the days when flying was civilised, when a stewardess met you in the waiting area, then escorted you to the gangway, followed by another who escorted you to your seat.

Consider those days to flying today, when the passengers are herded like cattle, with the only thing missing being the driver's blackthorn stick.

We are approaching the centenary of the sinking of Titanic, with the loss of hundreds of lives.

In those far-off days, the health and safety laws, as we know them today, were non-existent.

It is time someone in the aviation industry got their finger out and directed some thought to passenger safety.

HARRY STEPHENSON

Kircubbin, Co Down

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