Flying in Today's World
Probably no industry suffered as many ill effects in the wake of September 11 as the airline industry. Corporate travel plummeted 35% almost immediately and has yet to recover entirely (see BW, 4/1/02, "Road Warriors Fly Smart").
Still, business is picking up at the airlines, which are recalling laid-off employees and even trying to raise fares. The question now is whether business and vacation travelers will shake off their post-September 11 concerns and take to the skies as before -- or whether the airline business will take a lot longer to recover fully.
That's the issue we'd like to explore in this BusinessWeek Online Reader Survey. Please remember that this isn't a scientific poll, since anyone who chooses to can participate. Still, air-travel safety and security remain major issues, and we would like to hear your opinions.