In a wonderful announcement of good news that did not make the front page of most daily newspapers, the Federal Aviation Authority announced a 65 percent reduction in fatalities since 1996. That's a very impressive improvement, and we ought to feel un-cynically happy about this.
You will be treated like sardines in a can, your luggage will be lost, and the "on time arrival" is a fantasy -- that's the bad news. The good news is that you get to live. When you add it all up, I'd rather lose my luggage than get killed in a plane crash.