I just ran across a nice article by AP with a few seemingly good resources for steps to take "to be well informed, select solid airlines and practice good safety habits". Perhaps many here already know of these sites but others may benefit. FlightAware.com - to find out "what path a specific flight has flown the past few days giving an idea of what to expect in the future". AirSafe.com - to find out "airline-by-airline and model-by-model info on fatal plane crashes and other fatal events. It also shows crashes by regions of the world". iata.org/about/members - to see if a carrier is a member and thereby an assurance they are attempting to adhere to safety standards. AirSafe.com - offering 10 tips for a safe flight including "selecting larger planes and non stop flights."