Flying Cheap


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Everyone likes to get where they're going fast, and no one likes getting gouged by the airlines. In this report, Frontline investigators examine whether or not value and safety are mutually exclusive by investigating the changes that occurred within the airline industry following the February 2009 crash of Continental flight 3407. Thanks to the recent proliferation of inexpensive regional carriers, flyers have more - and cheaper - options than ever before when it comes to choosing an airline. But while the airline industry remains staunch in their claims that flight is still the safest form of travel, others suggest that airlines are cutting corners in order to compete, and that the results could spell tragedy for bargain-hunting travelers.


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