Are domestic Indian airlines safe?

#1 Sep 22nd, 2018, 06:21
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Iím traveling to several places in India and have tickets booked on a couple domestic airlines: Air India, AirAsia, spicejet and Jet Airways. I recently read about the ďmishapĒ on Jet Airways with the cabin pressure. Iím already a nervous flyer but now Iím rethinking my trip. How safe or unsafe are these airlines? Iím looking (hopefully) for some peace of mind. Iíve wanted to go to India ever since I was a kid so this is a once and alifetime trip! Any advice would be appreciated.
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Hello rajaajay,
Welcome to IM.
Recent incidents aside domestic air travel will still be statically safer than over land travel, just like it is here in the USA. So relax and have an enjoy.
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Such incidents like Jet airways raises question on air sefety, where a smallest mistake would cost life.
However, given the number of flights in India with one of most economic airline traffic network (correct me if I am wrong).
Last accident was happened in 2010.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...location#India
Year 2017 was serest year all over the world.
Where in train accidents, 458 people died in last 10 years.

Have a safe journey.
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Funny, Jet is normally my go to carrier..
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post Funny, Jet is normally my go to carrier..
Next time remind them to re-check the checklist
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post Funny, Jet is normally my go to carrier..
On which route-pairs ?
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I would not be particularly concerned about safety on Indian domestic flights.

Mishaps can happen anywhere, as with the 2018 South Western flight.

Flying is always going to be safer than most modes of transport, but probably not as safe as staying at home 24/7 inside your house.

Travel can never be 100% safe, but please don't let the "what if" thoughts stop you from the trip of a lifetime... you only have one lifetime to make that trip...

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Originally Posted by OldandRambling View Post Flying is ....probably not as safe as staying at home 24/7 inside your house.
Most accidents, many of them very serious or even deadly, actually happen at home, esp. in kitchen and bathroom.

Statistics for instance for GB
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On which route-pairs ?
Domestically and Bangladesh. I enjoy the courtesy and the clientele..
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Considerably safer than the bus.
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All this reminds me of the old story about the rich Indian (ok, he was a rich Sikh, but Sardar jokes are not pc these days) who, fearful of a crash, refused to fly anywhere and took the train instead.

All his friends and family quoted statistics telling him flying was safer, but he did not budge, telling them, "If you have a train accident, there you are. If you have a plane accident, where you are?"
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#12 Sep 23rd, 2018, 09:29
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I think itís the 3 star safety rating out of 7 stars for SpiceJet that concerns me the most
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I flew Spicejet from Delhi to Hyderabad in 2009 and before take-off in Delhi the cabin crew did a kind of dance while while demonstrating the safety procedures. This must have cost them a few stars.
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It is just the paperwork by international bodies that is missing. See here https://www.airlineratings.com/safety-rating-tool/
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Ok, maybe things can go wrong at home, but...




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