Dash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2744 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2084 times:
That is stupid in general Low cost airlines are just as safe. Southwest has never had a fatality due to a crash is 30 years old and is one of the largest Low-Cost Airlines in the world. Maybe in the UK but here in North America Low-Cost Airlines are just as safe as any other airline.
MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2041 times:
This ties in with Mary Schavio and her "a 25 year old aircraft is unsafe" garbage! Just because "Fly By Night Airlines" operates a 25 year old (or older) DC-9-30 (according to "Queen Mary - The Self-Appointed High Priestess of the Airline Industry") it is unsafe because they are a low-cost airline, doesn't mean that the same DC-9-30, operated by Northwest, IS safe because they're a major. That's a load of crap. It sold a lot of books for Ms. Schavio but lacks substance.
Just like old cars, it isn't the age that's on them, its how well they are maintained (and have been maintained in the past).
DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(