I only fly with airlines with a zero fatality rate (it helps my fear of flying, yes it might not be logical, I know:)… but have so far only travelled around Europe and to Africa with Easyjet and Ryan Air.

Now I want to go to Japan (from either Paris or London).

Is there an option for me?

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    $\begingroup$ The chance of you being the first is still non zero though. $\endgroup$ Jan 11, 2018 at 10:45
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    $\begingroup$ That said, wouldn't this be a much better fit on Travel? $\endgroup$
    – user
    Jan 11, 2018 at 12:20
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    $\begingroup$ Please remember the be nice policy, and assume good intention. The comment of yours ive deleted was not very nice considering someone was trying to point you to a (potentially) better place to answer your question. $\endgroup$
    – Jamiec
    Jan 11, 2018 at 13:36
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    $\begingroup$ @Cloud "people like to close questions for fun" Look at What topics can I ask about here? in the help center. One of the bullet points about questions that are off topic is specifically "passenger aspects" of commercial air travel. It doesn't really make more sense to ask a pilot, aircraft mechanic or air traffic controller about on which airline to book a ticket, than it does to ask a travel agent about the finer points of aircraft jet engine design or the aerodynamic properties of an autogyro. They might know, but it's not their job. $\endgroup$
    – user
    Jan 12, 2018 at 14:36
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    $\begingroup$ @Cloud - If 3+ of our highest rep users think its off-topic then guess what... it's off topic. Just copying a misguided comment from someone else doesnt change that. Not all aviation safety questions are on-topic, this being one of them. $\endgroup$
    – Jamiec
    Jan 12, 2018 at 15:46

2 Answers 2


Qantas to Singapore, onwards to Japan with Jetstar, also owned by Qantas.

From this Wikipedia article:

In 2014, Qantas was rated the world's safest airline by Airline Ratings.

Rainman already knew..

For jet transport, Qantas is a zero-fatality-rate airline, has been for over 50 years, flying some of the longest distance air services in the world. The flying boats during wartime are a long time behind us.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks so much! I'm guessing there is no direct route? $\endgroup$
    – Cloud
    Jan 11, 2018 at 11:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Cloud unfortunately not. $\endgroup$
    – Koyovis
    Jan 11, 2018 at 11:42

Another option is KLM, they've not had an accident since 1981 and that one was due to a freak weather phenomenon that nobody could have foreseen snapping off the wing of a brand new aircraft like it was made of tissue paper (technically it wasn't even KLM, it was a regional subsidiary, the last mainline accident they had was Tenerife in 1977 over 40 years ago).

They'd probably get you there faster than Qantas too, as you'd be changing planes in Amsterdam rather than having to take a major detour to Australia.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for this, do you have links to the pages of those accidents, sounds interesting. $\endgroup$
    – Cloud
    Jan 11, 2018 at 13:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Cloud I suspect that'd be KLM Flight 4805 in 1977. You can start at the Wikipedia page on the Tenerife airport disaster, then follow its citations. $\endgroup$
    – user
    Jan 11, 2018 at 14:13
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    $\begingroup$ Qantas flies London- Singapore. $\endgroup$
    – Koyovis
    Jan 11, 2018 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ @Cloud that's the one. Before that the last fatalities in KLM flights I know about were on a Constellation that crashed on takeoff from Shannon somewhere in the 1950s. The 1981 crash was an NLM Cityhopper (now KLM Cityhopper but an independent airline owned by KLM at the time) Fokker 28 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NLM_CityHopper_Flight_431 $\endgroup$
    – jwenting
    Jan 11, 2018 at 19:43
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    $\begingroup$ Saying that KLM has had no accidents since 1981 might make the asker more comfortable with KLM, but that comfort is probably completely undone by then immediately describing the 1981 accident in graphic detail. "New Aircraft Wings Like Tissue Paper" is the headline I'm left with. $\endgroup$ Jan 11, 2018 at 20:16

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