Quoting khigh:" Did you not see pictures of the plane crashes I posted that people survived? I really don't think if ... [snip!] ... child in your arms in the car? What if you go on a long car trip and they don't want to be buckled up? It's the same thing."
Would you also be complaining about a toddler screaming nonstop for 8 hours on an overnight flight you were on? Flights are way different than car trips, because there are a lot of other people to consider and we can't just stop and pull over if we need to stretch our legs or get some fresh air. Are you also against unbuckling and getting out of your seat if you need to use the bathroom on the plane? Because a crash could happen then too.
I have taken carseats on one or two plane trips, and in all my times of flying, I've NEVER seen anyone else with little ones bring a carseat on board. If it was really something so dangerous, the airlines would not allow lap children at all. Yes, there is always risk, but it's risky just being on an airplane, carseat or not. Life is full of risks on a daily basis, so we as parents are never going to be able to guarantee our children's safety in every circumstance.