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Old 04-16-2019, 09:20 AM
 
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SWA if possible.... Free bags, free changes, quick boarding, can cancel 10 min before flight for a 12 month travel credit.

Southwest has no change fees but it's often much cheaper to cancel the flight and fly another carrier if you have to make a short notice change. Their 30 day advance fares tend to be reasonable and a good deal when they're running a sale. At 7 days in advance, they're pretty much always the most expensive option with the city pairs I fly. On those kinds of short notice flights, I tend to only use them when I can't get an assigned aisle seat on a major carrier. I can always throw the $15 at Southwest and get the earlier boarding where there's always an aisle seat and a slot for your roll-aboard available somewhere as you board the plane.
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I have arrived alive on both airlines.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:29 PM
 
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Can you fly United going and American flying back correct? I don’t know why I have such a fear. I tried to think of if as a plane takes off every 2 minutes all around the world so if I’m on one that goes down, it was meant to happen.
Nearly 8 billion people have been transported on domestic commercial flights since the last fatal crash. The last fatal crash was 10 years ago. It is extremely safe to fly domestically, and much safer then driving.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:53 PM
 
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Choose your airline on some combination of price, availability of routes, customer service, etc. Don't choose your airline based on safety. All the domestic airlines are safe.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:13 AM
 
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Delta planes are always dirty. Makes me think they scimp on maintenance, but I have no proof of that. I prefer American.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:03 AM
 
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So I had to book a small plane. Only availability early in the morning. It is United but said operated by Skywest United Express and then it said the plan was Canadair RJ. 50 seat plan only 2 seats on each side instead of 3. About a 2 hour 15 min flight.
Something like this. Is this safe?
Skywest Canadair CRJ-200 (United Express colors) The flight back is a 737.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:25 AM
 
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Absolutely safe. No need to worry.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The RJs are very safe and reliable aircraft, though not necessarily a pleasant plane to fly on. They've been nicknamed 'The Devil's Chariot' in the frequent flyer community for that lack of comfort rather than any sort of safety concerns.
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Florida
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You are exponentially safer flying than you are driving. The biggest risk you take when flying is the drive to the airport. All of the major airlines are extremely safe. Jetblue is my favorite airline but it has nothing to do with safety (because they are all safe).
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Florida
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So I had to book a small plane. Only availability early in the morning. It is United but said operated by Skywest United Express and then it said the plan was Canadair RJ. 50 seat plan only 2 seats on each side instead of 3. About a 2 hour 15 min flight.
Something like this. Is this safe?
Skywest Canadair CRJ-200 (United Express colors) The flight back is a 737.
Yes, that type of plane is very safe. And so is the 737. You will be fine.
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