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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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Geography Dubai is located rather conveniently between several large and important geographical regions: Africa has a population of 1.1 billion, Asia has 4.4 billion, Europe 745 million. Around 70% of travellers are connecting passengers at Emirates. Source Investment As others have pointed out, Emirates have invested heavily in economies of scale, i.e. ...


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From the data available here which is sourced from Air Travel Consumer Report issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, 0.021% of luggage is never found The rate of mishandled bags dropped 21% to about seven per 1,000 passengers.The good news about lost luggage is that airlines worldwide eventually recover 97% of mishandled bags.Of all ...


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Probably Somalia. In 2010, there was a Canadian man who disembarked from his plane in Mogadishu claiming to be a tourist, and the officials were in such disbelief that Somalia had a tourist that they detained him and it made the news. An immigration official is quoted as saying that the Canadian was “the first person to come to Mogadishu only for tourism". ...


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In history, there have only been two SSTs (Supersonic transports) around for passengers - the TU-144 and the Concorde. Sadly, neither is available any longer with access to fly on them. So then we look to the two major manufacturers with almost supersonic capabilities. Long considered the fastest passenger plane, the Boeing 747 has several variants, each ...


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An important factor is that seats closer to an exit improve your chances after a crash landing, in case the plane catches fire (very common) or sinks underwater. Contradicting the Popular Mechanics study, the University of Greenwich found that A seat up to five rows from an exit offers a better than even chance of escaping if there's a fire, ...


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A two-year tour of World Heritage sites (962 places) is now available, offered by a British luxury company. By the way, it costs about 1 million pounds. It claims to cover all the sites if they are safely accessible. The Daily Mail lists some of the stops.


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This question is difficult to answer, there are many types of crashes. If the plane stalled most likely it will fall down on its tail. If the plane spins then God knows! and if the plane splits into pieces while air borne then no one is safe! Let's talk about normal crash landing where the pilot is forced to land the plane in a desert or a field or any ...


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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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The answer is: it depends on where you are, what aircraft you're flying on, how frequently you fly on them, and how often you stand next to tall objects in the middle of a field during thunderstorms (among other factors.) If you're talking about the recent average chance of dying in a plane crash on a U.S. mainline air carrier per year vs. the recent ...


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Most of the busiest airports in the world are hubs (Atlanta, Heathrow, Frankfurt, to name a few). Emirates uses Dubai as their headquarters and is a major player in transferring traffic between Europe, Asia and Oceania. As it's their main hub, almost every long-haul flight (plus several in the area) transition through Dubai. As a result, lots of air/...


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FlightStats has information going back several years. Their level of coverage is generally excellent, although it can vary a little depending on the airline/location. You will need to create a free account in order to view data more than a few days old. Specifically for your flight they don't have any specific information, only scheduled information that ...


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There's much, much more information on momondo.com on flight insights as they call it. You enter the route and click on that option, they graphically tell you all about what weeks of the year it would be the cheapest to do that trip, what day of the week is cheapest on average, what time of the day they'd suggest flying, the alternative airports if ...


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There are many companies who keep track of statistics for flights and airports. Some of it is online and paying users often get more coverage in terms of historical data or more fine-grain details. You can check FlightStats which have tons of statistics. This page lists Airlines, Airport Arrival and Airport Departure delays. Another slightly harder website ...


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You can use Google Flights to perform such a search. By clicking on the date icon (departure or return date) and then on the histogram icon, you can see how the prices vary during the year:


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According to this ATAG report there were 37.4M commercial flights in 2014. There were 20 A1 accidents per Aviation Safety. So if you randomly pick a flight, your chances of boarding one which will get into a hull loss accident is one in two million. According to the NOAA between 1959-1994 on average 90 people were killed by lightning. The 1959 population of ...


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This is Airbus A380, the biggest passenger airplane on the planet. Compare its size to the cars and trucks below the bridge. Depending on how the owner of the plane decides to configure the seats, one of these can fit up to 853 passengers, allthough most operators have settled for less. There are quite a few airlines all around the world flying the A380, ...


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Gunnar Garfors has been researching this question on his blog. He's found that the UNWTO, World Tourism Organization has a good overview of them. Essentially, in 2012, at the tail end of the tourism list is: Tuvalu - 1200 tourists Somalia - 500 tourists Nauru - 200 tourists Oddly, I tried to go to Nauru in 2006, but couldn't find flights that worked, so ...


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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 wonders ...


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A 2012 Conde Naste Traveler article notes that Statistics on baggage theft are hard to come by; the airlines don’t compile them, and if a journey involves multiple legs, it can be difficult to prove where the theft occurred. The TSA, which collects information on lost property, reports that between 7,000 and 14,000 claims are filed with the agency each ...


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The increase is in visas on arrival and not tourists Assume India had 100 visitors earlier, of which 10 availed of visa on arrival. Now 50 of them avail of visa on arrival http://qz.com/329397/no-tourists-arent-exactly-thronging-to-india-since-modi-launched-visa-on-arrival/


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One day, while travelling online with google maps, I zoomed onto Ushuaia and got caught by a ship named Peace Boat. This ship takes passengers for cruises around the world that last about 100 days. EDIT, Nov,2016: Google Maps has updated its satellite imagery. Peace Boat is no longer visible.


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UKTOOZ appears to offer a 28 Week London to Sydney trip http://uktooz.com/ A 28 week in-depth overland expedition from London to Sydney visiting the highlights and natural wonders of over 23 countries including Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia!


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The longest flight by flight number (including stops) would be Korean Air's flight 062 from Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montouro (GRU) in Sao Paulo, Brazil to Incheon Intl (ICN) in South Korea via Los Angeles International (LAX). It is 28 hours and 35 minutes.


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Since the two answers so far will no longer be valid soon, I thought it is time to add a new answer: Singapore Airlines is cancelling their nonstop flights from Newark to Singapore and from Los Angeles to Singapore. So the longest flight will be Sydney - Dallas by Qantas (QF7).


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https://www.forbes.com/sites/lealane/2019/05/02/percentage-of-americans-who-never-traveled-beyond-the-state-where-they-were-born-a-surprise/ mentions a survey based on 2000 American citizens. Main findings: Eleven percent of survey respondents have never traveled outside of the state where they were born. Over half of those surveyed (54 percent) say ...


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What criteria would you use to label people xenophobic? And would these criteria really reflect your own experience visiting these places? In an article on xenophobia in European cities published in "Business Insider", the criterion is the answer "strongly/somewhat disagree" to the statement "The presence of foreigners is good for the city" in the EU survey ...


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The EU also publishes detailed statistics that might shed some light on this (Excel file for 2013). For example, Belgium has a 5.5% refusal rate for its consulate in Moscow. It's still much higher than Estonia's rate (between 0.5% and 0.8%) but the difference is not nearly as dramatic as that between overall acceptance rates. At the same time, Estonia gets ...


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What do you want to know about these flights? The websites shown in the other question are advertised as flight trackers more than providers of historical data about flights. It is hard to tell from your question what kind of data you expect, so here are some websites and their sources. As @CGCampbell points out, FlightStats claims to "collect flight and ...


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