D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 12020 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1032 times:
Well, I fly US most of the time, and I've only died once.
Seriously, US had a very unlucky spell, and you always hear about the 5 crashes in the early nineties. However, none were attributed to pilot error (although rules and training have changed such that some of the accidents would be ruled as such today).
US actually has industry leading pilot training from what I understand. Their homegrown 737 policies in the wake of the rudder suspicions was adopted by the rest of the industry. (Note 737s flying a little faster than they used to on approaches now.)
Enjoy your trip.
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Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 999 times:
I'm a Dividend Gold passenger on US Airways. I also live in Pittsburgh. If you fly the approach onto Rwy 32 over the city, you're coming in over my house.
US is my favorite carrier, and I'm completely comfortable with them. They did have some problems in the past, but that was before I started flying. If you take the "its only relevent if I remember it" approach, US Airways is one of the safest carriers in the US.