A safe spot v your comfort zone
It’s hard to imagine any part of a plane being particularly safe during a crash, but according to experts, some seats are safer than others. The good news for safety buffs is that the best seats are the ones most travellers choose last – the middle rear seats. The middle’s good because, to put it plainly, you have a human shield on either side. Meanwhile, highly desirable (and often costly) exit rows can be the most dangerous as fuel is stored in the wings of a plane. And those fancy folk in First Class are directly in the firing line, as the front of an aircraft usually takes the brunt of any impact. No matter where you’re seated, air travel is still the safest mode of transport. In fact, the odds of dying in a plane are one in 205,552, compared with 1 in 102 in a car. So in the words of your captain: sit back, relax and enjoy your flight…
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