5 airline safety tips can help you survive an airplane crash

Do you tune out as soon as you get on the plane or it’s about to land? That’s probably not a good idea, according to research on when most accidents happen. The “plus three, minus eight” rule can help you stay alert when you fly.

In ABC News, Ben Sherwood says that 80 percent of all plane crashes happen within the first three minutes of takeoff or in the eight minutes before landing.

So how can passengers use that knowledge? Well, flying is statistically one of the safest ways to travel. But for your own safety, it’s still a good idea to be alert, leave your shoes on and leave the reading etc. for a time after those first three minutes or after the last eight. It’s also another reason to not drink too much alcohol during the flight.

Here are five tips for flight safety


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Jet collides with aircraft being towed in Indonesia, catches fire

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) Aviation officials are investigating after a passenger plane attempting to take off from Indonesia’s capital caught fire after colliding with another aircraft being towed by a tractor.

A Batik Air Boeing 737-800 had been cleared for takeoff from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta to Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar when it collided with the TransNusa ATR 42-600 plane Monday.
The Batik Air pilot aborted takeoff but was unable to avoid the collision.

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Top 5 Worst Airlines of 2015

Air travel is not always great, sometime it can be a miserable experience, especially when you pick a wrong airline. Imagine you spend 10 hours sitting on a small and uncomfortable seat, eating terrible food and having an unpleasant service, you must be wishing this flight could end in the next second.

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Delta Difference

Delta

It takes Delta 86 years to grow from a crop-dusting operation to a global airline serving more than 300 destinations on six continents. What makes this airline so special? We are intended to use a full article to analyze and summarize the good and the not-that-great factors of Delta as well as other airlines we are going to write about in the following articles , and hoping that this could really benefit you choosing the best and safest flight to your budget.

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The Best Flight Safety Video in 2015

Delta's Flight Safety Video
Most of the flight safety videos are boring, let’s just admit it…nobody could have the patience to watch the scripted and dull videos over and over again!

But we need to be reminded by these important messages every time we are on a plane, for obvious reasons. So can these videos be better? can they just hold our attention a little longer and while we are concentrated, tell us what we can do in an emergency? Delta is here to tell you, they can!

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Turbulence on Hainan Airlines leads to 30 Chinese Injuries

HU7148 Photo: Thepaper.cn

On Aug 11th, A flight of Hainan Airlines, HU7148, a Airbus A330-200, encountered severe turbulence during the flight from Chengdu airport to Beijing, China, the plane was jolted twice and descending through about 4200 meters, The crew continued for a safe landing in Beijing about 17 minutes later, but the incident still caused total 30 Chinese passengers and crew members injured.

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What We Need to Do Next, After Debris Is Determined From MH370

MH370

On Thursday, Malaysian PWrime Minister confirmed that plane debris found on the Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean belongs to missing Flight MH370. It is a great breakthrough in solving one of aviation’s greatest mysteries.

In the statement, Malaysian Prime Minister said “Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370,”

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Is Boeing 777 safe?

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Is the Boeing 777 aricraft safe?

In the last week, accident investigators determined the piece of wreckage found on shore in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island, was part of a Boeing 777 aircraft, which may belong to the missing Malaysia Airline Flight MH370. While this unexpected news brings up the hope finding the ultimate reason of this mysterious air crash, it also brings out the question to us again - How safe Boeing 777, as the most famous aircraft type in the world could be? In the past year, Boeing 777 had two world-awakening flight accidents which caused hundreds of people lost their lives. One of which, the missing MH370, has became the recent world’s greatest aviation mystery. We have no idea how and where this Boeing 777 disappeared in the Indian Ocean. However, even after these two deadly accidents, Boeing 777’s aviation record is still among the best in aviation history.

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