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User currently offlineDesert_Dweller From Canada, joined Apr 2002, 92 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

Hello Guys,
I was just wondering, which major airline has the best safety records?

- Sincerely,
Desert_Dweller

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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 2221 times:

QF in terms of fatalities and also years in service, however as they operate relatively few flights compared to the major carriers this needs to be taken in consideration.

Before they screwed up at Taipei, SQ had an excellent record.



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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

Oh, and welcome to airliners.net Desert_Dweller.  Smile


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineDesert_Dweller From Canada, joined Apr 2002, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Thanks Ryanb741, im glad u noticed my 1st post  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 2171 times:
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All the major airlines around the airline all have excellent safety record if u judge them by the statistics. To name a few (AA,LH,AF,BA,UA,VS,SQ,CX,CO,DL,QF etc.)

Sometimes accidents occur due to pilot error, weather, terrorism etc, that are out of the airlines control, so take that into consideration. But you should have no worries about flying any of the airlines i've mentioned or any other major airline.

Personnally, i feel safer flying on British Airways than any other airline, dunno why.

Rdgs
Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

I think we are tempting fate here. I will therefore refrain from mentioning any airlines.

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 2102 times:
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It's not really tempting fate. Even if anyone of the airlines i've mentioned has an accident, it doesn't make them an unsafe airline. Every plane is unsafe unless it's maintained properly, so you have to look at the airlines and their maintenance records and procedures.

Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineAsianaAirlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 198 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 2068 times:

For some reason, I feel deeply safe when I'm flying Southwest.

User currently offlineEI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 2059 times:

Aer Lingus has an incredible safety record. I don't think they even have a major accident in their record. Like I said, I'm not positive about that, but I think so. Besides, it is the National Airline of Ireland, what more can you ask for? Gotta love it!


Long live Aer Lingus, the Flying Shamrock!
User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months ago) and read 2054 times:

I think that overall Air Canada is considered the safest, given their large network and few accidents - they have not had a fatal accident since 1983. Qantas and BWIA have been accident-free for longer but, especially in the case of BW, there is the smaller network factor to contend with. BWIA has in fact never had a passenger fatality.

Trintocan.



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User currently offlineDesert_Dweller From Canada, joined Apr 2002, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months ago) and read 2044 times:

Thanks for the help guys.

User currently offlineGanymed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months ago) and read 2039 times:

Luxair has also never had a passenger fatality in it's history but the topic is rather discussing about MAJOR airlines .

Condor and LTU come into my mind,unless they are not considered a major airline ,I 've never heard of an accident involving one of the 2 holiday carriers,correct me if I'm wrong.


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months ago) and read 2028 times:
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Nor has Emirates, Virgin, Easyjet and the like.

Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months ago) and read 2020 times:

As for airliner safety in the US, expect that all carriers are going to be just about the same, regardless of size. Maintenance facilities are strictly controlled, and after ValuJet, even the low-cost/low-fares are heavily scrutinized and safe (judging by the FAA presence at the low-cost/low-fare I work at, I'd say more so than the majors).

As for airlines outside the United States, it would be better to look at national records, since each nation is responsible for its own safety standards and keeping airlines in line with those standards. Personally, I'd never have flown Swissair, and I will never fly Aeroflop. I just wouldn't feel safe.

Still, flying has been and will continue to be the safest way to travel. Well, okay. Monorails have a slightly better record, but they're just different!  Big grin



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User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

Lithuanian Airlines is around for 11 years, yet they had no fatality or written off airliner.

User currently offlineGoldenMAS From France, joined Mar 2002, 57 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

Go Malaysia Airlines!!!

User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 738 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

A long long timae ago an Aer Lingus Viscount crashed in the Irish Sea.



User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

Hawaiian Air and Tunis Air had no accidents since they are around.

Patrick


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1917 times:
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Air canada has an outstanding safety record too.




In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5509 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

These are always interesting threads, with the obligatory (and specious) "Rain Man" reference to Qantas, and extensive "politicking" on behalf of each user's favorite carrier.

"Safe" can be measured in so many ways. But, if you accept the premise (generally accepted among those whose business is the safety of aircraft) that each flight cycle represents an approximately equal chance of an incident, then it is difficult to place any carrier above Southwest, whose record for safety stands paramount and whose numbers of ops is huge.

They have written off one aircraft- the Burbank long-landing plane- although if they had applied QF's standards (no write-off, regardless of cost to repair) it could still be flying.

As some above have mentioned, any certificated air carrier in a first-world country is likely pretty darned safe.

But you cannot ever establish which is the "safest," without attaching all manner of caveats to the term.



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User currently offlineDfleet7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 153 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

what about the airline EL AL??


Drew
User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1872 times:

EL AL had a 747 going down/into (if i remember it right, it lost (as in separeted from the wing) 2 engines before it went down?) a appartment building in Amsterdam a couple of years back. I could be wrong though.

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1864 times:
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EL AL lost a 747 freighter when it sliced through an apartment building in Amsterdam. Can't think of any other EL AL incidents though.




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User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1867 times:

Elwood64151: ...and I will never fly Aeroflop. I just wouldn't feel safe.

Did you mean Aeroflot?

You want to back up that statement with facts? With the size of fleet and number of flights, the USSR Aeroflot wasn't any more dangerous than any Western airline. In fact, it has a better record than some major US airlines.

The new, Russian, Aeroflot is a different story altogether - one of the safest by record in the world.

So, it;s about time people like you dropped the childish and silly "I hate anything Russian" Cold War style attitude.



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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1862 times:

Statistically, All Nippon Airways has among the lowest, if not the lowest, accident rate out of major Asian airlines.


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25 Arsenal@LHR : We could go on and on about which airlines have good and bad safety records. But to put it simply, every major airline (and the small ones) all have e
26 UAL1837 : United hasn't lost an airplane since 1991 (flight 585 in COS), and the last accident that could have been prevented by United was the DC-8 that went d
27 Arsenal@LHR : On sep 11, UA/AA were the victims, they did nothing wrong.
28 Qantas737 : As for as some survey results came out last year these were the 3 "safest" airlines to fly. 1. Air Canada 2. Ansett Australia 3. Qantas This has obvio
29 Tekelbery : Northwest has a great safety record!
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