Re: At least people can take comfort from the fact that ...
They won't be laughing when we fit 'old painless' to every airliner.
Admittedly, it might reduce the load capacity of the plane, but it will solve the noise pollution problem. No-one will want to live anywhere near an airport.
p.s. Apropos of nothing, "When I said I was going to become a comedian, they all laughed. Well, they're not laughing now, are they?" -- Bob Monkhouse.