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Sep092011

Most Americans Feel Safer Flying Now than Before 9/11 Attacks

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Airport safety wasn't that much of a concern before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but the public's mindset has changed since then.

AAA South says an overwhelming majority of Americans -- 84 percent -- are worried that another 9/11-style attack involving planes could happen again.  Yet, because of the all the security measures instituted since then that have raised prices, delayed flights and frayed passengers' nerves, they somehow feel safer than a decade ago.

The AAA survey finds that 77 percent of respondents believe airport security is much improved since the 9/11 attacks.

Flight bookings dropped significantly immediately after 9/11 but have since climbed back, in large part to Americans having greater confidence in airport security and less fears of terrorism.

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