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The Bermuda Triangle is a mysterious place on earth where hundreds of ships and flights have reportedly gone missing.

Do flights and ships still currently travel through the Bermuda Triangle region?

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    While 'do flights travel here' is still a valid and interesting question, it's worth noting that it's not really mysterious - numbers have been exaggerated, ships lost outside the triangle have been attributed to the triangle, and so on (wikiwand.com/en/Bermuda_Triangle#/Criticism_of_the_concept) – Mark Mayo Mar 4 '17 at 5:24
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    How would flights get to the airports located inside the Bermuda Triangle if they didn't travel through it? – Zach Lipton Mar 4 '17 at 7:33
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    Inside bermuda triangle google return nothing? – i-- Mar 4 '17 at 10:35
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    @MarkMayo: "numbers have been exaggerated" - "The Bermuda Triangle has a following of people who try to cover up and play down its true mysterious properties ..." (sorry, just kidding, could not resist ;) ) – O. R. Mapper Mar 6 '17 at 8:24
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    @MarkMayo: On a more serious note: "While 'do flights travel here' is still a valid and interesting question" - well, given that there isn't even a general consensus about what constitutes the Bermuda Triangle, I am not so sure the question is valid in the first place. – O. R. Mapper Mar 6 '17 at 9:32
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The premise of your question is incorrect. The Bermuda Triangle is not mysterious. From the Wikipedia article:

Most reputable sources dismiss the idea that there is any mystery. The vicinity of the Bermuda Triangle is one of the most heavily traveled shipping lanes in the world, with ships frequently crossing through it for ports in the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean islands. Cruise ships and pleasure craft regularly sail through the region, and commercial and private aircraft routinely fly over it.

From personal experience, I can say that I have flown through the area several times without incident.

The article also notes that given the proximity of the area to the Atlantic hurricane zone, the number of craft lost in the area is "neither disproportionate, unlikely, nor mysterious." It also notes that insurers do not charge higher premiums for vessels traveling in the area.

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    Seconding this answer. I have flown across it too. If you want to travel the "triangle" yourself, there are dozens of flights every day. Take any flight from the US East Coast to Puerto Rico (e.g. JFK->SJU) or go to Jamaica from anywhere in Europe. – Robert Columbia Mar 4 '17 at 12:10
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    "The vicinity of the Bermuda Triangle is one of the most heavily traveled shipping lanes in the world" and therefore the most of the incidents in raw numbers happen there. Is all about statistic. The interesting number would be incidents/travel through. – Braiam Mar 4 '17 at 22:04
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    ' It also notes that insurers do not charge higher premiums for vessels traveling in the area' Always a good benchmark of risk. If insurers think something is going to cost them money you can guarantee they'll be compensating for it! – Dan Mar 6 '17 at 17:33
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    @Braiam exactly. It's also why there are more car crashes, on average, in Manhattan than in a Manhattan-sized chunk of western Nebraska. – Robert Columbia Dec 4 '18 at 22:25
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At this moment, FlightRadar24 shows more than 30 commercial flights in the area, and that's likely true at almost any time of the day. I'm betting most will survive ;)

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    This image would be much more useful if the triangle was marked in it. – Paŭlo Ebermann Mar 4 '17 at 19:14
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    @PaŭloEbermann in red and hand draw. – Braiam Mar 4 '17 at 22:05
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    Done, as per @PaŭloEbermann and Braiam requests. Note, as Wikipedia says, that the Bermuda Triangle is a loosely defined region. – Martin Argerami Mar 4 '17 at 22:22
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    Is this from a website, like flightradar24.com ? Or one of the other 4 or 5 sites with "flight" and "radar" in their names? Plain flightradar.org ? A link in the answer would be nice, save others from asking Mr.DuckDuckGo or Mr.Google – Xen2050 Mar 5 '17 at 16:40
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    @Xen2050: Done. It looks like I took a picture at a quiet time, as there are way more planes there right now. – Martin Argerami Mar 5 '17 at 19:12
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I was stationed in the bahamas at a base that is situated well inside the "Triangle" in the NAVY. I was there for 10 years, and not a single incident involving military or any other ship or air craft in that time.

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Others have covered the Northern hemisphere. But, what about the southern hemisphere equivalent?

Map the antipodes of the Bermuda Triangle into the Southern Hemisphere and see what you get!!! People fly there. Most come back...

BUT some of the weirdest and most mysterious things on earth inhabit that area. Fair Dinkum, Cobber!!! Further East in the Southern hemisphere version even weirder things happen

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    The southern hemisphere is a really weird place, with everyone upside down ;) – Martin Argerami Mar 4 '17 at 11:58
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    ɐᴉlɐɹʇsn∀ :uoᴉʇnɐƆ – Robert Columbia Mar 4 '17 at 13:48
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    I sense an entirely novel MH370 theory in the making ... – Henning Makholm Mar 5 '17 at 19:50
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    @MSalters, I think it's 13 upvotes and sǝʇoʌdn 8. – ugoren Mar 6 '17 at 9:17
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    @RussellMcMahon: I think it's probably more that this doesn't answer the question, nor attempt to. – Lightness Races in Orbit Mar 6 '17 at 11:22

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