prebennorholm
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Afraid Of Flying? Try This...

Tue Oct 17, 2000 6:32 am

Visit http://www.amigoingdown.com - key in your local airport, your destination, airline company, type of plane and month of the year during which you travel. And it will calculate your change of survival (or your chance of going down).
I found it amusing/appalling/disturbing [delete as appropriate]
Best regards, Preben Norholm
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
 
Ilyushin96M
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RE: Afraid Of Flying? Try This...

Tue Oct 17, 2000 6:43 am

Hehehe. Interesting. I just found out my chances of going down on Aeroflot's ORD-SVO flight with a Boeing 767-300ER are 1 in 2,017,929. Not bad!
 
Trvlr
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RE: Afraid Of Flying? Try This...

Tue Oct 17, 2000 6:52 am

Chances of dying on an Air India 747 going from DEL to LHR in the dead of winter: 1 in 187,235

Chances of dying on a United Airlines 757 going from SAN to ORD in may: 1 in 32,594,124

hmmmm...

Aaron G.

 
MEA-707
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RE: Afraid Of Flying? Try This...

Tue Oct 17, 2000 6:53 am

The site is fun if you know better and not take anything seriously... I just found out its safer to fly a Air France Dornier 228 from Amsterdam to Mexico than to take a 747 ! And I wonder why they dished up a 1 on 144 mln chance if I fly a Southwest 737 from LVG to IAH while WN never had a crash, while an Air France Airbus 340 which also doesn't have had any fatal accidents has a chance of 1 on 1.9 milion. But lets hope scared travellers will never actually decide on flying with the help of this novelty thing.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
 
PHX
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RE: Afraid Of Flying? Try This...

Tue Oct 17, 2000 6:55 am

This site is hilarious! I have a mere 1 in 99 million chance of dying on my flight this Friday from PHX to DCA!!!
 
prebennorholm
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RE: Afraid Of Flying? Try This...

Tue Oct 17, 2000 7:09 am

Okay guys, I see that some of you also found it a little amusing. But please don't take it seriously, it obviously isn't.
Preben Norholm
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
 
FLY777UAL
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RE: Afraid Of Flying? Try This...

Tue Oct 17, 2000 7:14 am

Very comforting...[I guess...]

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L
 
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RE: Afraid Of Flying? Try This...

Tue Oct 17, 2000 7:36 am

Aloha!

LOL, you need to check out the most unsafe route to fly!

It's Iraq to Iran, with odds of dying at 1 in 302,333!

Now that's a high risk...duh!!!

SOUTHPACIFIC