Air Travel Safety Resources

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  1. adventuress

    adventuress Silver Member

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    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."
     
  2. MX

    MX Gold Member

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    Such advice represents an existential threat to our milepoint.com way of life. It's practically one step away from mandatory tipping TSA agents with 10% of your airfare. :D:eek::D
     
  3. Newscience

    Newscience Gold Member

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    Thanks for posting this, adventuress! I just visited these websites. www.flightaware.com appears quite useful, with flight tracking information. It's a bit unclear what the purpose of www.airsafe.com is. It appears to have been recently set up to feed off of the recent airline disasters. The www.iata.com link is much appreciated - but does airline membership in IATA always indicate adherence to safety standards?

    Thanks again!
     
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    Newscience Gold Member

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    You don't tip TSA agents? :p
     
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    It's sort of like tipping cows.
     
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    Interesting observation. :D
     
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    :)

    Maybe it's about time to consider tipping the pilots?

     
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    Some items should not be carried on an aircraft in either hand baggage or checked luggage because of the danger they represent for the passengers and crew. Many of these items are commonly used at work or in the home. Some exemptions are allowed for medical devices and personal care items. If in doubt, check with your air carrier.
     

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