Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7791 posts, RR: 22 Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1448 times:
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.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7791 posts, RR: 22 Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1379 times:
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.
EI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 5 Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1336 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!
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3192 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1331 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.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 7 Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1297 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!
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5103 posts, RR: 28 Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1185 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.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2788 posts, RR: 4 Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1149 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.
SashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 858 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1144 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.