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Old 04-16-2019, 06:55 AM
 
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I know this sounds strange and they are probably interchangeable but I hate flying. Even though I’ve done it many times.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Neither.
Drive...
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:31 AM
 
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No time to drive.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:35 AM
 
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Neither.
Drive...

This is quite uninformed. The death rate for driving is 750 times greater than flying a commercial airline. You're far more likely to die in a car crash driving to the airport than dying in a plane crash.
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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They both, along with most other US carriers, get a "meh" from me, but they're safe. If they're the same price, I'd go with American.
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:40 AM
 
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I agree that the biggies are pretty much the same as far as safety. Don't know enough about the low-cost ones such as Frontier; I don't take them because they typically aren't very well-run and are more likely to cancel flights.

I give a slight edge to American only because I have their credit card and thus don't get charged for checked bags and get (somewhat) priority boarding.
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:49 AM
 
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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.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The only USA airline I'd have an issue with from a safety standpoint is the ultra low cost Allegiant and they've made significant improvements since they got rid of the Mad Dogs in favor of newer Airbus models.

You can do one way tickets if you want instead of round trips, but for some routes, typically the ones that don't get competition from a low or ultra low cost carrier, they can be significantly more expensive than a round trip ticket.

Fora nervous flyer, it might be helpful to go with the option that has the larger planes- even if there is no effective safety difference between a CRJ 700 regional jet and an Airbus 320, the bigger and more substantial plane just feels like it should be safer and better.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:15 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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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.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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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.

On most domestic flights, two 1-way tickets costs the same as a round trip ticket. You can book two different airlines with no cost penalty.


On international flights, the rules are very different. 1-way tickets cost a fortune. It's almost always far cheaper to book a round trip ticket. 1-way tickets are intended to gouge business travelers.
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