Critics of the “rule of two”
The main criticism against using flight attendants and other non-aviator personnel as the replacement in the cockpit is they do not know how to fly a plane. The rule of two cannot solve every scenario, but at least it would give the passengers and crew one advocate in the cockpit.
Another objection to flight attendants as the second person is that once inside the cockpit, they might become the new threat. But in that scenario, the remaining pilot would still be there to fight for the passengers. And at the very least one of them could unlock the cabin door and let the other pilot in. The rule of two is not fail-safe, but it strives to have at least one trustworthy person behind the locked cabin door.
Since the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, many countries have adopted the rule of two in the cockpit. The United States has had the rule of two for years, and now is the time to make it an international law. US citizens, as well as people from countries all over the world, use international airlines from countries all over world to fly; therefore, all airlines should adopt the rule of two to ensure the safety of passengers, crew and inhabited land masses over which commercial planes fly, as people on the ground are at risk if a plane crashes.
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