8/ You have a 69% chance of surviving a plane crash if you are seated towards the back of the plane
So you can stop complaining when you find yourself seated by the toilets. The best place is not in fact the front, nor is it at the wings, but at the back of the plane. Which is where you tend to find yourself when you book late, so why not!
9/ For just one passenger to die, 1 billion passengers need to travel 16 km by plane
Over the same distance, 2 people on trains, 3 on buses, 50 in cars and 783 motorists would already have been killed.
10/ Planes go through intense testing before they take to the skies
While your bus, car or bicycle is only tested once every year or two!
11/ The number of commercial flights has trebled in 40 years, while the number of crashes is constantly getting smaller
Thanks to endlessly evolving technology.
12/ The fear of flying affects 20 to 30% of the population
Making around one person in four. So at least you’re not alone!
13/ There is a blacklist of dangerous airlines
This is easily accessed online, and by consulting it, you can even further reduce your chances of being in an accident! So bon voyage!