Stop flying

PUBLISHED: 16:53 07 February 2007 | UPDATED: 10:08 31 May 2010

I WRITE with regard to the interesting programme on BBC2, January 24 entitled Should I Really Give Up Flying . There were the for and against sides of the argument but all credibility was lost when they revealed that they had flown within the last 18 m

I WRITE with regard to the interesting programme on BBC2, January 24 entitled 'Should I Really Give Up Flying'. There were the 'for and against' sides of the argument but all credibility was lost when they revealed that they had flown within the last 18 months.

The anti-expansionists said there was nothing wrong with flying provided it was done responsibly, whatever that means? What are the criteria of responsible flying - once a year, twice, once every five years and for what purpose - holiday or business?

It seems to me that if you do not want airports to expand, don't use them because every time you do it fuels the Government and airport operators' argument that more facilities are needed to supply the demand.

Last year we got very close to purchasing an apartment in Spain, as an investment.

The big problem was, we hate the thought of Stansted Airport expanding and hence if we had bought the apartment we would have been hypocrites, thus we did not proceed.

There are thousands of these apartments being built all over the world. All nationalities are snapping them up - how will they get out to them, by train or boat? I do not think so!

As for us, we have not flown for 15 years, the prospect of squeezing into an aluminium tube with hundreds of other people does not really appeal and we certainly do not intend to fly again, after all there are other means of transport!

It goes without saying we are against the expansion.

Trevor Davis

Clavering


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