Last year was the safest year to fly in more than four decades, says the private Aircraft Crashes Record Office (ACRO). Hmm—maybe United has just been trying to take the record for safest flights by cancellng them all. [Reuters]

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  1. doctor_cos wants you to remain calm says:

    Probably because the planes spent more time on the ground like our other headline here [consumerist.com]

    I would think sitting on the ground for between 3 and 9 hours, you’re going to rack up an impressive safety record.

  2. homerjay says:

    I credit the TSA for taking away my Herbal Essences.

  3. tk427 says:

    @homerjay: Thanks, you made my day with that one.

  4. no.no.notorious says:

    good thing we know that NOW

  5. Hoss says:

    Eight airlines stories in one day? Did someone just get back from a trip?

  6. Blame it on my OCD, but this actually worries me more because it means we are well overdue for another airline disaster. Er, and I’m taking a trip in February. Does anyone have a paper bag into which I could hyperventilate?