Continuing this travel series, here’s a listing of some major airlines with no fatalities resulting from accidents and other causes, so far. Some of my favorite airlines are unfortunately not listed here 🙁 Enclosed in parenthesis is the year the airline was established:
Air Macau (1994)
EVA Air (1990)
Hawaiian Airlines (1941)
Qatar Airways (1993)
Oman Air (1993)
Royal Brunei Airlines (1974)
Shanghai Airlines (1985)
A more complete list here
It’s been said: the chances of you dying in a plane accident are one in 11 million while the risk of you meeting a car accident on the way to the airport is about 1 in 5000. However, there are some people (like me) who just hate being in an airplane. I feel claustrophobic and dread the fact that am not in control, unlike when am driving. I actually cope better in a ship as I don’t ever get seasick, even when the ship appears like it’s tilting 45 degrees, LOL. Experienced this while in the Bay of Biscay over the Atlantic, which is notorious for its fierce storms.
A friend of mine has this crazy proposal for me to keep on riding ferris wheels so I can get used to the heady sensation of being on air. And then another said I should try taking a sleeping pill. During my last trip to Malaysia, I resorted to taking melatonin and just felt groggy but never got to sleep 😀
The fear of flying is the biggest travel dampener ever 🙁
Here are a few identified causes of airline accidents:
Air traffic control error
cargo hold/cabin fire
Here’s hoping the world will be a better place! 😉
Am not sure though if the phrase “better place” qualifies for this piece of news:
stewardess moonlights a porn star
Maybe you should learn more about flying and how planes work, or maybe go on a course for people that are afraid of flying; I am guessing such courses exist in the Philippines as they do here. Myabe then you will appreciate just how safe and fun flying is, or if you are feeling rich take a one hour flying lesson and be at the controls 🙂
Those are nice suggestions,Lawrence. Much appreciated 😀
Wondering why there are lots of air accidents these days, though. Like this piece of news I read today: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29828359
and this: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29828648/
Makes me wonder where this (flying) world is going to…..
You can add wind shear to that list of possible causes.