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Old 21st Sep 2007, 03:58
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Dani
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Switzerland, Singapore
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Quite correct, Ignition override, there is a distinctive parallelity between pilot salary and airline safety.

But once again, it's not about low cost carrier. There is no real difference between low cost and other carriers, but between safety cultures.

Lots of main carrier in Asia have had a miserable safety record, if you look at Taiwan and Korea. Only after integrating rigid policies in western style, their situation has changed.

Probably the best indicator for a safe airline industry is the corruption index of a country. Also this is obvious. If there is no free trade and respect of your business partner, there is also no gain in producing safety.

In certain countries, I don't care if its a low cost or a main carrier, I just don't board the plane!

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