You do know that they have auto takeoff, land and pilot right? Pilots literally only have to taxi the airplane these days unless they want to do more. Some aircraft have built in flight envelopes that the pilot can't fly out of. Our odds of arriving safely on airlines is vastly superior than any other form of transportation.
Yes I know. What I was saying is that if we made airlines completely autonomous we'd be much better off. Airline travel would be cheaper and safer but no amount of PR could convince the public of this. Pilots do more harm than good when flying airplanes.