statistically, air travel is the safest way to travel. think about it, how often do you see car crashes on the news? almost never, unless they're really bad, because by the time you finish reading this, someone in the us crashed their car. it happens all the time. now how often do you hear about plane crashes? still almost never, but this time its because it almost never happens. they report every time one goes down because of the huge loss of life, and its still rare to see.