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Old 07-18-2015, 11:38 AM
 
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Turboprops are fairly common from GSP to CLT.. They're a little loud, but.. The only downside to them is that here in the southeast, PM thunderstorms are very common and a turboprop is far more likely to be cancelled due to storms.
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Northern Ireland and temporarily England
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So looking at a quick one way trip from Denver to KC, I see a United itinerary that's about 100 bucks which is on a Bombardier Dash-8, a turboprop.

A similar flight basically on a United turbojet plane OR I can pay $80 more for a Southwest itinerary which would be on a Boeing 737

I feel like a turbojet plane like a 737 would be safer than turboprop planes like the Bombardier.

Any thoughts? Worth the extra $80 to go ahead and do Southwest Boeing vs a United Bombardier?
For sure I would, I pay more to fly on the airline with my miles and the airline with better entertainment.

Equipment is vital to me.
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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That can happen on a jet. The problem there is unsecured cargo, not the model of the plane. That generally not going to be an issue on commercial passenger flights.
It can happen on a ferry, too.

I know when I ride the ferries, they have a strict loading procedure for where to place the cars.
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:13 PM
 
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The training of the pilots and their reactions in an emergency situation is more than the type of aircraft they are flying.
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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I'd pick United, regardless of the aircraft, it's just been a better airline in my experience.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:49 AM
 
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The training of the pilots and their reactions in an emergency situation is more than the type of aircraft they are flying.
I meant to write "The training of the pilots and their reactions in an emergency situation are more important than the type of aircraft they are flying."
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