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Would you still fly in an airplane if you won Mega Millions or Powerball?

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Posted: April 4, 2013, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

Let's say you beat 175 million to one odds to win Mega Millions or Powerball. Would you still fly in an airplane knowing the odds of being in an airplaine accident are less than 175 million to one?

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    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: April 4, 2013, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

    Let's say you beat 175 million to one odds to win Mega Millions or Powerball. Would you still fly in an airplane knowing the odds of being in an airplaine accident are less than 175 million to one?

    I stopped flying when the TSA adopted the gestapo tactics.

    I won't subject myself or my family to that simply because they refuse to "profile" solely in the interest of political correctness.

    Feeling up frightened children and cavity searching women at random is absolutely ridiculous, totally outrageous and completely unnecessary.

    But evil prevails when good men do nothing.

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      Posted: April 4, 2013, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

      Let's say you beat 175 million to one odds to win Mega Millions or Powerball. Would you still fly in an airplane knowing the odds of being in an airplaine accident are less than 175 million to one?

      I would buy my own plane, hire my own personal (well trained) pilot, and pray before each take off.   Just like playing the lottery each flight will be a gamble, when it's your time it's your time.

      "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, Wisdom is knowing that a tomato does not go in a fruit salad."  Hat

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        Posted: April 4, 2013, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

        I stopped flying when the TSA adopted the gestapo tactics.

        I won't subject myself or my family to that simply because they refuse to "profile" solely in the interest of political correctness.

        Feeling up frightened children and cavity searching women at random is absolutely ridiculous, totally outrageous and completely unnecessary.

        But evil prevails when good men do nothing.

          I Agree!If I want an x-ray I'll go to the doctor, no more flying for us.

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: April 4, 2013, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

          To answer your question more succinctly and in the vein it was asked, yes, I would still fly. Just not commercial.


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            Posted: April 5, 2013, 12:20 am - IP Logged

            Let's say you beat 175 million to one odds to win Mega Millions or Powerball. Would you still fly in an airplane knowing the odds of being in an airplaine accident are less than 175 million to one?

            Yes, the odds of a "one in a lifetime" of 175, or relatively less million to one odds repeating (back to back), is probably into the Trillions. Confused,,,

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              Posted: April 5, 2013, 1:59 am - IP Logged

              Let's say you beat 175 million to one odds to win Mega Millions or Powerball. Would you still fly in an airplane knowing the odds of being in an airplaine accident are less than 175 million to one?

              Yes of course since the two odds have nothing to do with one another. Winning a lottery doesn't alter the odds of being in airplane accident. The 2 events are completely independent.

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                Posted: April 5, 2013, 3:32 am - IP Logged

                Yes! Smiley

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                  Posted: April 5, 2013, 4:07 am - IP Logged

                  To answer your question more succinctly and in the vein it was asked, yes, I would still fly. Just not commercial.

                  This. I don't think I would ever fly that often (I still haven't flown, but I've driven to/from California and Illinois) so I don't think it would be a waste to fly private each time.

                   

                  I wouldn't have a fear of commercial, but like you said, don't agree with the policies of the TSA and prefer not to deal with it.

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                    Posted: April 5, 2013, 6:51 am - IP Logged

                    I would buy my own plane, hire my own personal (well trained) pilot, and pray before each take off.   Just like playing the lottery each flight will be a gamble, when it's your time it's your time.

                    SkepticalI've entertained this thought as well ....

                    but I think it would prove more interesting to take flying lessons and rent the odd plane when needed


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                      Posted: April 5, 2013, 7:19 am - IP Logged

                      I would buy my own plane, hire my own personal (well trained) pilot, and pray before each take off.   Just like playing the lottery each flight will be a gamble, when it's your time it's your time.

                      NO NO dont buy a plane...buy time in a private jet lol....Net Jets and such....Cause the upkeep ownership on a private plane is horrendous!!! Storage, maintenace, staff etc.etc...

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                        Posted: April 5, 2013, 7:27 am - IP Logged

                        Let's say you beat 175 million to one odds to win Mega Millions or Powerball. Would you still fly in an airplane knowing the odds of being in an airplaine accident are less than 175 million to one?

                        Yes, I would it is a long walk to Paris!!

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                          Posted: April 5, 2013, 7:36 am - IP Logged

                          To answer your question more succinctly and in the vein it was asked, yes, I would still fly. Just not commercial.

                          Yep, I agree

                          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                          For a lead role in a cage?

                           

                                                                      From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                            Posted: April 5, 2013, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

                            Let's say you beat 175 million to one odds to win Mega Millions or Powerball. Would you still fly in an airplane knowing the odds of being in an airplaine accident are less than 175 million to one?

                            Would you still eat cake if the odds are you would get fat......What?

                            With 175 mill... I would dare some one to stop me from flying....Chair

                            You have been weighed, you have been measured, and you have been found wanting. In what world could you possibly beat me?Patriot

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                              Posted: April 5, 2013, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                              Yes, I would it is a long walk to Paris!!

                              Paris, Texas is lovely this time of the year. Wink

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