Even the Huffington Post admits that their Safest U.S. Airlines list is a bit unnecessary, considering the excellent safety records of everyone on the list. Still, it’s fun to rank things, so that’s what they did. U.S. Airways and JetBlue came in near the top, while Delta, United and Continental came in at the bottom. Regardless, you’re likely to remain alive after a flight on any of them.
Before you worry about their last place positions too much, an MIT professor who studies airline safety says that there’s actually a negative correlation between the number of nonfatal accidents and airline has and involvement in fatal accidents later on. Maybe it’s not necessarily a bad thing to be at the end of the list.
“America’s Most Dangerous Airlines” [Huffington Post]