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Is Flying Still The Safest Way To Travel?  
User currently offlineFlydubai From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5595 times:

Interesting report form Margaret Ryan on the last few week following recent air disasters.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4163280.stm

Is flying still the safest way to travel?
Are you more nervous about flying now than three weeks ago?
Why have there been so many accidents within the past few weeks?

Please forgive me if this topic has already been discussed.

Hamzah

[Edited 2005-08-19 17:43:00]

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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5577 times:

Statistically speaking--yes.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5570 times:

Quoting Flydubai (Thread starter):
Are you more nervous about flying now than three weeks ago?

No, that would just be stupid...

Quoting Flydubai (Thread starter):
Why have there been so many accidents within the past few weeks?

Just bad timing..There is nothing that groups the multiple crashes together, so just bad timing.


User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5556 times:

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 1):
Statistically speaking--yes.

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.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineEKGOLD From Australia, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5540 times:

Quoting Flydubai (Thread starter):
Are you more nervous about flying now than three weeks ago?

No. Flew long haul last Friday night, short haul monday and will do so this coming sunday... never a second thought...


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5516 times:

I still have a better chance of being a in serious or fatal car crash on the way to the airport, then I do have flying on an airliner.


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5514 times:

YES.

No other answer...yes yes yes



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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5500 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.


What now?
User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5479 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

User currently offlineMaersk737 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 702 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5473 times:

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 8):
maybe ill have a shot of wild turkey before the flight to calm myself

How its that supposed to help you?

Cheers

Peter



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