Re: JFK Jr. Reported missing

dan (
Sat, 17 Jul 1999 21:21:36 -0400

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Gina Miller writes:
> > (For your information:
> > What's with these good looking Kennedy guys? Are they cursed?)
> It would be sure interesting to know how many air miles the
> average Kennedy makes during a year. Cursed? Cursed with enough
> wealth to consider a Lear Jet (or, heavensforbid, a helicopter)
> a normal mode of transportation, perhaps.
> I'm curious: have any of you who are into heavy consulting-related
> travelling have aver assessed the increased risks numerically?

I rhink that statistically, the time you spend in the air is safer than time spent in a car. If this is correct, then air travel is only dangerous to the extent that it causes extra car travel to and from the airport. Of course, the super-rich are more likely to employ professional drivers, and statistically the professionals are safer per mile than non-professionals. Please note: statistics don't tell the whole tale as we all know.