Statistically speaking - not necessarily. In terms of passenger-miles, yes. In terms of trips*, not quite. I was at a safety course recently and the figures showed train travel actually AHEAD of plane travel in the UK - but only just.
* - at least, I *think* it was per trip/flight/journey. In any case, alter the parameters and you can get a different answer, as with many statistics.
UN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4296 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6153 times:
Even though my next flights are with United/Lufthansa/United Express, all reputable carriers (other than perhaps, Trans-States Airlines) I'm slightly more nervous about taking to the skies with these recent accidents.
Tsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6132 times:
well...ive come to realize now that crashes are very small in ratio to the number of flights that take off and land in a whole year. but being on a plane since i was little...now kinda makes me more nervous. but its a fear i have to conqour. maybe ill have a shot of wild turkey before the flight to calm myself