I was in a card shop, close to the Airline Business offices earlier this week and my ears pricked up at the mention of air travel.
A well-spoken (and obviously well-travelled) man was standing at the till, explaining to the staff why he was sworn off air travel.
He griped that flying is disrupted by the "scare of the week, day or month". While I'd like to come up with a strong counter argument, that's a big ask right now.
"It's easier to stay put," he moaned. "If it's not strikes, its bird flu or a volcano."
This was one random overheard conversation, but if this is the sentiment of the travelling public, airlines have got their work cut out.