Will I Die on a TigerAir Flight?

I’m a sucker for a good thread title, and in my opinion they don’t get much better than this one from FlyerTalker missregangrace – “Will I die on a TigerAir flight?“.

Absolute classic. In fact, bluegreentravel has this to say about the thread title:

“This is probably one of the most dramatic thread titles I’ve seen around here in FT.”

High praise to be sure.

missregangrace takes it down a notch a bit later in the thread and asks for advice for nervous flyers. Yoshi212 offers the following:

I’m a big fan of a little treat (sushi or some other food) a good drink and then a xanax as I walk on the plane.

To which dsquared37 replies:

Most LCCs in Asia specifically don’t allow food to be consumed on board that wasn’t purchased onboard.


I don’t walk down the jetway with my bourbon while eating sushi sprinkled with Xanax. I have the treat and drink while I’m waiting and then as I take my seat I take the Xanax.


Too bad, that would be a great start to a trip!

But I think my favorite quotes from the thread have to be these:

You will only die if the aircraft crashes. ~DaddyRabbit

Plenty of ways to die independent of a plane crash. Depends on the level of risk, of course. You could have a heart attack, stroke, aneuryism, choking incident, etc., someone could blow up the plane, stab you, strangle you, etc.

But yeah, I wouldn’t worry about those things too much. Far more likely that you’ll survive. ~gobluetwo

Believe it or not, that’s just a small sample of the entertaining banter in this thread. Which just goes to show you, it’s always best to be as overdramatic as possible – makes life more fun for the rest of us.

Image: “INSTRUMENT of DEATH” by Martin Cathrae. CC BY-SA 2.0.


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