flydubai
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Is Flying Still The Safest Way To Travel?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:40 am

Interesting report form Margaret Ryan on the last few week following recent air disasters.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4163280.stm

Is flying still the safest way to travel?
Are you more nervous about flying now than three weeks ago?
Why have there been so many accidents within the past few weeks?

Please forgive me if this topic has already been discussed.

Hamzah

[Edited 2005-08-19 17:43:00]
 
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drerx7
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RE: Is Flying Still The Safest Way To Travel?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:44 am

Statistically speaking--yes.
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flypdx
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RE: Is Flying Still The Safest Way To Travel?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:46 am

Quoting Flydubai (Thread starter):
Are you more nervous about flying now than three weeks ago?

No, that would just be stupid...

Quoting Flydubai (Thread starter):
Why have there been so many accidents within the past few weeks?

Just bad timing..There is nothing that groups the multiple crashes together, so just bad timing.
 
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RE: Is Flying Still The Safest Way To Travel?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:54 am

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 1):
Statistically speaking--yes.

Statistically speaking - not necessarily. In terms of passenger-miles, yes. In terms of trips*, not quite. I was at a safety course recently and the figures showed train travel actually AHEAD of plane travel in the UK - but only just.

* - at least, I *think* it was per trip/flight/journey. In any case, alter the parameters and you can get a different answer, as with many statistics.

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RE: Is Flying Still The Safest Way To Travel?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:07 am

Quoting Flydubai (Thread starter):
Are you more nervous about flying now than three weeks ago?

No. Flew long haul last Friday night, short haul monday and will do so this coming sunday... never a second thought...
 
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RE: Is Flying Still The Safest Way To Travel?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:19 am

I still have a better chance of being a in serious or fatal car crash on the way to the airport, then I do have flying on an airliner.
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RE: Is Flying Still The Safest Way To Travel?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:20 am

YES.

No other answer...yes yes yes
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RE: Is Flying Still The Safest Way To Travel?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:25 am

Even though my next flights are with United/Lufthansa/United Express, all reputable carriers (other than perhaps, Trans-States Airlines) I'm slightly more nervous about taking to the skies with these recent accidents.
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RE: Is Flying Still The Safest Way To Travel?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:31 am

well...ive come to realize now that crashes are very small in ratio to the number of flights that take off and land in a whole year. but being on a plane since i was little...now kinda makes me more nervous. but its a fear i have to conqour. maybe ill have a shot of wild turkey before the flight to calm myself
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RE: Is Flying Still The Safest Way To Travel?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:34 am

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 8):
maybe ill have a shot of wild turkey before the flight to calm myself

How its that supposed to help you?

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