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I fly a lot within India and I take the view that if you survive the trip to (and from) the airport, you’ve survived 99.99% of the risk on that journey. Overall, Indian carriers have a very good safety record and the big crashes have all involved foreign pilots.

I often take Air India because the legroom is far better than on the commercial carriers; most Indians refuse to fly on it so there is often lots of room to spread out and; I prefer the service style. The middle-aged staff are friendly but not effusive. Jet and Kingfisher are like SIA — I find myself wanting to hit someone if only to stop the incessant smiling. This is, though, probably a sign of my own psychological weakness rather than a key market advantage for AI Oh, and you get Lufthansa miles on AI

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