02/04/14 14:28 While as many as 2.75 billion people fly on commercial airlines each year, medical emergencies occur only once in every 604 flights, and fewer than 1 percent result in death, according to the retrospective look at nearly 12,000 in-flight medical cases, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
12/03/14 11:02 Turbulence may feel uncomfortable, but it is normal. People often misunderstand turbulence. When encountering turbulence, nervous passengers feel the plane is “falling” out of the sky. It is natural for them to only feel the “down” bumps. But for every
12/03/14 10:45 Sitting in Departures the other day at Gate 207 in Dublin airport and the call goes out inviting parents traveling with children to come forward for boarding. Our fellow travellers, some in suits grumble while they wait and fret, wonder if they will end up sitting near the parents pride and joy. Taking…
12/03/14 10:26 Postponing Your Worries Agree to pay attention to your worries. Chose a specific time in the future when you will return to them. As the time arrives, either start obsessing or consider postponing the worries to another specific time. Whenever possible choose to postpone.
The year 2013 was a very safe year for commercial aviation,Aviation Safety Network data show.By far the safest year by number of fatalities and the second safest year by number of accidents.