Ummm, a few factual corrections. AA
has had 7 fatal accidents since 1980, and 2 of those were 9/11 related. Not terrible out of almost 19 million flights since that time.
Of course, some of the good ones, SouthWest is 0 for in that time frame and has had almost 12 million flights, and Finnair and Qantas likewise are clean with nearly 2 million flights.
BWIA on the other hand has had only about a half million flights in that time period. Just one fatal accident would take it from a very safe airline to one of the worst, statistically. (Recall the same thing that happened to the Concorde, just one accident caused it to plummet from the safest aircraft record-wise to one of the most dangerous.)
Of course, avoid China Airlines (7 fatal accidents in 730,000) and Cubana (7 fetal accidents in 330,000 EEK).
But American's planes falling out of the sky on a yearly basis? Laughable.