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All modern aircraft have to go through incredibly stringent safety checks and are essentially equally safe. Accidents are so rare that any apparent differences in aircraft safety are mostly meaningless statistical anomalies. Airfleets.net has a chart of accidents per aircraft type, but it's not easy to make any practical conclusions about it. For example, ...


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Rather than viewing safety as being a function of the aircraft, it's much more accurate to say safety is a function of the airline. To provide perspective, AirDisaster provides a ranked statistical analysis of selected aircraft by fatal accidents (accurate to 2004, so it omits the more recent models). Even the Concorde, the worst ranked plane, had a fatal ...


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Firstly, it depends on the 'cable car' meaning - I take it you mean the ones hanging above the ground, instead of the San Francisco-style ones which were named one of the most dangerous forms of transportation around. So on to the type you're talking about. Safety regulations will surely differ in every country. However, since many are made in Switzerland ...


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MadVenture Travel is now offering: LONDON TO SYDNEY OVERLAND (via Africa & central Asian silk road) which promises to be a 64 week, 61 country odyssey!! From their site: A 64 week in-depth overland expedition from London to Sydney travelling through Africa, the Middle East, central Asia and Australasia visiting highlights and natural ...


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The question is for a specific reason senseless, it is like asking what kind of radio is safest in an automobile. The reason is simply that most fatalities are not caused by the type of plane, but by pilot errors, bad care or environmental influences (downburst etc.). There is no reason to believe some crashes would not have occured with exactly the same ...


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It is sad that most companies claim 98%, because there is really no truth behind those fact. If you ask them for the actual numbers most will not release them. We decided to climb with E-Trip Africa as they do put up statistics that seem a little more realistic. They claim 88-89% overall, and when I asked for actual numbers of people it calculated ...


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The standard measure for a mountain's difficulty is the ratio of summits to fatalities. Per Wikipedia, as of 2009, the hardest mountain is Annapurna I in Nepal, with a ratio of 157 summit ascents and 60 deaths, or 38%. This means that, for every five people who reached the top, two died trying (or on the way back). I'll stick to a nice brisk walk around ...


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The official statistics only give the percentage of trains that were no more than 10 minutes late. The Melbourne to Sydney night train is train 622 (second green bar from the left). The on-time performance is pretty bad: only 60% achieved the 10-minute objective. There doesn't seem to be any official tracking of how late the late trains are. Google finds ...


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I am sure this varies by country, but I have a way to get you an estimate. It's a reasonable assumption that everyone who misses a flight just because they didn't make it to the airport in time is paged. I have heard such pages for my own flights and the flights around me. Not every flight involves these pages. At a rough guess I would say one in 20 does. ...


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As German I can second the opinion of Paul, thieves could be everywhere, I know people from my circle of acquaintances who lost belongings. To protect my belongings: a) If I am completely alone (ok, this will be seldom the case in Germany), I will hide them, put them in a spot hard to see or, if not possible, put them in a spot where I will see people ...


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I am German and would not trust the German respect for private property. Thieves are everywhere also in Germany but thieves are not very smart most of the time so maybe this could help: http://imgur.com/TIXL2


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FlightView.com has great reports on historic flights (I work in sales there). They're the only flight data provider which are selected as consultants to the FAA, so you know you're getting the most accurate data.


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If you run the statistics, you will likely get different answers for: Safety per trip Safety per travel kilometer Safety per travel hour You need to think about what you really want to know. You might also think about the causes of air transport accidents that result in deaths. They tend to be more often lapses in judgement, communication or training by ...


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The Japanese Police Agency only lists crimes committed by foreigners (and does have them listed by both country of origin of the offender, and part of Japan they were committed in). The Wikipedia Article focuses again on crimes committed by foreigners, rather than crimes against foreigners. The best that I can find is the US government site on visiting ...



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