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How Safe The Sky Is..  
User currently offlineymincrement From Turkey, joined Jul 2012, 26 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

hello everyone,

For hearning your thoughts,

I live in Turkey and bec. of my bussines I travel a alot. I do not like to fly a lot but I have to..

If the route is a city in Europe it is ok for me because I have chance to fly by TK and LH. Their planes are quite new and as I know well maintaned. Although TK does not have a nice past like LH I do not know, but I trust them.

(may be bec of being my national airline )

I trust LH bec. one of my friend is working for in Germany in LH Tecnik and he always talks about their well maintanence

and their sharp rules about safety of planes. ( he says ; sometimes we fix even it is not broken  )

I know that planes are like women, there is no old plane , there is only not well groomed..

But when the visit is to Africa for 1-2 times I had to fly with Air Algerie and Nigeria Airways I flet very nervous and

anxious.

I want to learn how you feel how you feel when your are flying with an not well-known airline?

Thanks a lot

Onur

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17003 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4224 times:

Quoting ymincrement (Thread starter):
But when the visit is to Africa for 1-2 times I had to fly with Air Algerie and Nigeria Airways I flet very nervous and anxious.

I don't know anything specifically about these carriers but I think it is a fair guess that their standards are not as shiny as say, SQ's or LH's..

Then again, you can fly any podunk airline run on a shoestring in a third world nation every day your entire life and you will statistically be fine. Even in its worst days, Aeroflot was still way safer than driving.

Having said that, I definitely feel a bit edgy on some carriers, but it's not the plane that worries me. It's the staff. You just know that security is dodgy and that there is a certain fatalistic attitude. Sloppy operational standards are the danger. An airline like SQ or LH could safely operate Ford Trimotors. A couple of less well-trained pilots who don't apply good cockpit procedures can ding even the most modern of aircraft.

But again, it is nowadays quite hard to crash and airliner (by mistake).



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlinefaxiTMA From Iceland, joined Jan 2009, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

Two words: Very safe.

My mother was also a very nervous flyer and thought that every flight would be her last. One day I reasoned with her that the crews are human beings, just like us. They have friends, family, pets and hobbies and want nothing more than arrive home safely at the end of the day. No crewmember embarks on a flight if he knows there is a greatbpossibility of a fatal outcome.

Thousands of people fly every day all over the world and arrive safely. Everything in live has its risks but flying is one of the safest way of travel. The old saying "You are more likely to have a road accident on the way to the airport, than ending up in a plane-crash" is very true


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Quoting faxiTMA (Reply 2):
Thousands of people fly every day all over the world and arrive safely.

Tens of thousands of *aircraft* fly every day. The passenger count is up in the millions per day.

Tom.


User currently offlinebond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5401 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3698 times:

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 3):
Tens of thousands of *aircraft* fly every day.

Yes, there are around 50,000 IFR flights in the USA each day alone, so if you include the rest of the world, and VFR and GA ... no doubt even 100,000!



Jimbo



I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!
User currently offlineymincrement From Turkey, joined Jul 2012, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3287 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 1):
Having said that, I definitely feel a bit edgy on some carriers, but it's not the plane that worries me. It's the staff. You just know that security is dodgy and that there is a certain fatalistic attitude.

Also staff worries me either then planes..

As I said before some carriers that makes me nervous. Although they use the same planes like European's or TK use (like 737-800 or A319) I hear some different sounds or some vibrations. I do not know exacty where do they do the maintanence of the planes I do not trust  


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