In light of the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all the passengers onboard, more people are becoming fearful of taking a plane these days. Add to that the scary face that the place that crashed is the same as the one that crashed in Indonesia in October of 2018. The Boeing 737-Max is under scrutiny now, and some airlines that are using this model have decided to ground them.
The real cause
is yet to be determined, and anything could happen as the investigations come
to a close. Nevertheless, it is hair-raising to know that a brand new model
with an experienced pilot behind the wheels could still vanish in thin air and
crash on the ground. On your next flight, you want to be sure that you are
taking the right plane where your safety will be assured. Although you can
never tell your fate when flying, there are tips to help you choose the right
Some people want to prioritize their comfort when taking the plane, and there is nothing wrong with it. If you want value for your money, you need to compare the options and find out which one offers the best services. Check if your payment already includes a hot meal. Check the leg room available if you want to feel relaxed during the trip. You may also check the hidden costs since you could end up spending a lot as you head to the checkout counter of the site where you are booking the ticket.
believe what you read in forums
You cannot rely
on the pieces of advice and information you get from travel forums. Sometimes,
airlines pay trolls for reputation management. These people post seemingly
valid reviews when in fact they were paid to boost one airline and pull down
the other. Unless there is a general consensus among everyone in the forum
regarding the reputation of an airline, you cannot trust those reviews.
You need to check
the dates where you intend to fly and see how much the ticket is on
that day. If it is too costly, you might want to look for other dates where you
can take the same route but at a lower price. If you are flexible enough, you
would not mind moving your trip a few days behind or in advance.
Do you know that
you can check what plane model you are using? Perhaps, you have no idea that it
is possible since airlines do not write these models in huge prints. They are
usually in fine prints that you ignore. This time, if you want to avoid the
plane models with a terrible record, you can read the said details.
safety record of the airline
You can find a
list of the top 10 safest airlines
around the world. They are usually costly, but are worth paying
especially if you are worried about safety. Compare the safety records of the
airlines that fly to your target destination and stick with the one that makes
you feel more confident.
With these tips,
you can fly safely and relax on your next trip.
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