A couple of weeks ago in the midst of a conversation about travel, someone remarked “You couldn’t PAY me to fly Malaysia Airlines.” We all nodded in agreement. One plane disappeared, another was shot out of the sky, and as everyone knows, these things happen in threes. Who’d ever heard of Malaysia Airlines before their double disasters shocked and fascinated the world? Not me. And I have been to Malaysia (on a real airline.)
Business journalist Ricardo Goncalves received a photo of the cabin of a recent Malaysian Airlines flight and posted in on Twitter.
The guy in this picture either does not give a shit and took the random seat assigned to him (instead of the obvious window choice), or he did research and discovered that the seat he’s chosen is the absolutest safest in the inevitable event of the crash.
In fact, New York Magazine has a collection of Twitter photos of the sheer vastness of Malaysia Airlines travel these days.
I asked around. “Would you take one of the amazing travel bargains to be had on Malaysia Airlines right now (and probably until they inevitably go out of business)?
Alex Spotswood (6’5”): “Yes. Think of all the leg room!” (Yeah, Alex. Leg room in heaven.)
Uncle Bill in Savannah: “If the price is right, I’d fly. The odds of lightning striking the same place three times is negligible.” Literally lightning, Bill. Literally.
Eve Batey: “Nope.”
Brian Leubitz, of Calitics and world traveller: I totally would! First class upgrades all around! Although, the rule of threes is always a looming risk.”
Brian Devine, the husband of the aforementioned Brian and constant flier: “YES! For the right price. Give me $800 in first class to KL and I’m there. Hell, they could fly over Ukraine on the way.”
Blair Craig of the band Lucky Jesus: “I don’t have a fear of flying at all and i am very pragmatic, if you have not noticed, so if it is my time (because i was a cheapo) so be it.”
I would fly Malaysian Airlines, and risk my life just to post it on Facebook. Seriously. I’m speaking my authentic truth. I’m not proud of it.
What about you? Would you fly Malaysia Airlines? Let us know in the comments.