This seems to be an obvious question, and I think that it is easy to answer, but I'm still curious about the opinions of people on this Board. Has the age of air travel made the world a better place?
Consider, before you answer, that besides the beneficial aspects of bringing people together, it has become easier for those who intend harm to go from one region of the world to another. The transmission of diseases has also been facilitated in the age of jet airliners. Consider also the actual state of air travel today, with all its practical problems and issues.
Is the world better off today because of the ability of the middle class to travel by air than it was fifty or sixty years ago? Why or why not?
Thanks in advance for your answers.
[Edited 2006-06-07 23:03:51]