Sunday, February 22, 2009

Airplanes

So...I dont' know if this helps, or hurts...but if you're as scared about flying as I am (and I don't become dibilitatingly scared, but I do need something to distract me the whole flight otherwise I'm constantly like 'Wait, what's that!?'), this website has all air traffic accidents of note: Plane Crash Info.com

For example, we're thinking about going to Yellowstone this summer. And it's too far away to drive to and from in a week...which means we have to fly in somewhere. I'd be fine with flying into Denver, but then there's the whole car rental thing, so it may be better to fly into Bozeman, Billings, Jackson Hole, Casper, well, you get the idea. The only problem with this is that Frontier (the cheapest rate as of right now on Orbitz) flies DHC-8's to all those towns (taking off from Denver).

The problem with the DHC-8? It's a turbo-prop. Turbo-props scare the crap out of me. But! that's where Planecrashinfo.com comes in--Frontier hasn't had a crash since it's inception, and the only DHC-8 crash in the last 8 years was the one that just happened in New York. So I guess I feel better...maybe.

Now then, I can get over the plane and start worrying about the bears, wolves, elk, and bison.

3 comments:

Ross said...

Yellowstone is totally worth the risk of death from planes, bears, bison, wolves, elk, or even last-but-not-least, supervolcano. Awe-inspiring, it is.

Jon said...

I am TIRED of all the m*****f*****g
bears, wolves, elk, and bison on this m*****f*****g PLANE!

The Spiteful Chef said...

I am SOOOOO afraid of flying. I've been researching strong tranquilizers and I don't fly until April or May. Mine is rapidly actually becoming debilitating, though. It concerns me. There are just SO many crashes lately.