Thursday, June 26, 2003

Why I fly Delta

These are the "Fatal Event Rates" for some major airlines. It tells the number of times per one million flights that one or more people are killed as a result of that flight (due to crashes, hijackings, collisions, whatever.)

Delta: .16
Continental: .18
U.S. Airways: .35
United: .37
American: .54

Note that Delta has 1/2 the fatal event rate of United and 1/3 the rate of American. In case you're wondering, stay away from Cubana Airlines (18.53) and Air Zimbabwe (11.54).

It is true that Southwest Airlines has never had a flight fatality. But their planes don't fly any place useful.

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