Nine out of 10 people are worried about travelling on plane under proposed EU flight laws, a survey has found. The British Airline Pilots Association found huge concerns over plans which would potentially allow pilots to fly after 22 hours awake.
The union questioned over 2,000 adults on proposed changes to flying rules after their members voiced concerns over pilots operating flights with two rather than three members.
Nine out of 10 of those questioned shared pilots fears over the length of time they were allowed to fly, as well as being awake for 22 hours if standby was included, and working up to seven starts in a row.
Jim McAuslan, Balpa's general secretary, said: "Evidence shows this is similar to being four times over the legal alcohol limit for flying.
"The time is running out for our ministers, MEPs, the UK regulator and MPs to take urgent action and reject these unsafe EU rules to ensure that the skies above Britain remain among the safest in the world."