Close your eyes and imagine your perfect vacation. Do you see the rolling waves, the clean beaches, and the cold drink next to your chair? Now open them. You are in the airport and you have an 8 hour flight ahead of you before you can begin to even think of closing your eyes and really relaxing. Sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it? So much has been made of how flying is uncomfortable and boring that we’ve forgotten how awesome it really is. To put things into perspective I decided to list off 12 perfect reasons I learned to love flying while on vacation. I may not convert you, but I’ll definitely show you why I enjoy taking a plane!
Flying is actually the safest way to travel in the world!
Any good vacation probably includes you making it to your destination, and back, without getting into a horrific accident — right? Well, then we’ll chalk up plane safety as the first reason why we absolutely adore flying. Driving your car is considered 19 times as dangerous as flying in a plane. The odds of you getting into a plane crash are 1 in 7,000,000. This means you could fly a plane every day for over 25,000 years before your number would statistically be punched. Now tell me that a cheap flight is more dangerous than driving and I’ll show you someone with an irrational fear of flight. None of this includes the numerous safety precautions that average passengers don’t know about: enough fuel to make alternate landings, the ability to fly on a single engine, and three different autopilot systems in case of trouble.