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Worst airlines to avoid in 2024

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In recent years, the aviation industry has seen a concerning trend in the frequency and severity of airplane accidents.

High-profile disasters such as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the 2014 AirAsia tragedy, and the Boeing 737 MAX crashes in 2019 and 2020 have brought the issue of airline safety into sharp focus.

Often, these incidents stem from inadequate safety standards, poor regulatory oversight, and insufficient training.

A significant number of airlines, particularly those prohibited from operating in U.S. or European airspace, exhibit a worrying disregard for safety protocols.

AirlineRatings.com provides a seven-star rating system for airlines, evaluating their safety standards.

The criteria include the history of accidents and fatalities attributable to the airline, adherence to country-specific blacklists, and compliance with the International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) standards.

The airlines discussed below have alarmingly scored below 3 out of 7 stars in this system.

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Lion Air

Indonesia’s Lion Air, a major low-cost carrier, operates flights from Australia to various destinations in Indonesia, Asia, and the Middle East. For much of its history, Lion Air was banned from flying to the European Union and the United States due to ongoing safety concerns. The airline’s record is marred by 15 serious accidents, some fatal and others resulting in irreparable aircraft damage. Despite efforts to improve safety, including obtaining European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, Lion Air’s safety challenges persist.

A notable incident in 2018 involved a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crashing into the Java Sea, killing all 189 on board. Investigations pointed to significant aircraft design and maintenance flaws, inadequate pilot and crew training, and lax oversight by Indonesian regulators. Lion Air’s operation of numerous routes without government permission further underscores its safety shortcomings.

Yeti Airlines

Operating in Nepal, Yeti Airlines faces the unique challenges of flying in a region known for its hazardous weather and treacherous flying conditions, including the presence of the Himalayas. Despite Nepal’s overall above-average flight safety performance, Yeti Airlines has been involved in multiple fatal accidents, raising serious concerns. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has identified gaps in Nepal’s aviation safety standards, prompting a call for prioritized assistance to improve the nation’s air travel safety.

PNG Air

In Papua New Guinea, air travel is essential due to the geographical challenges of the region. PNG Air, formerly known as Milne Bay Air and Airlines PNG, rebranded in 2015 following a series of fatal crashes. The airline’s history of accidents, combined with the absence of the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification and ICAO’s concerns about local aviation safety and regulation, paints a concerning picture of its commitment to passenger safety.

These findings, particularly the low safety ratings assigned by AirlineRatings.com, highlight the critical need for passengers to exercise caution and prioritize safety when choosing an airline, especially in regions with challenging flying conditions and inconsistent regulatory oversight.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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Why are Americans moving abroad?

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Inflation and the rising cost of living in the United States is motivating Americans to consider moving to other countries.

Have you ever dreamed of working or retiring abroad?

Well, more and more Americans are discovering that their income can stretch much further in other countries, allowing them to save more, pay off debts, and even get ahead financially.

Kelli Maria Korduck a contributor with Business Insider joins Veronica Dudo to discuss why Americans are deciding that the only way to get ahead is to leave.

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Boston Dynamics’ electric marvel or robot contortionist?

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Boston Dynamics has recently unveiled its latest creation, the electric Atlas robot, boasting enhanced agility and strength.

However, with its uncanny ability to contort and rise from the ground with an almost eerie grace, one might wonder if we’re witnessing the birth of the world’s first robot contortionist.

As this technological marvel flaunts its capabilities, one can’t help but ponder if we’re on the brink of a future where household chores will be effortlessly handled by robots moving like a fusion of ballet dancers and horror movie monsters.

With its cadaver-like movements and illuminated head, it’s hard not to speculate whether Atlas is destined to revolutionise robotics or simply rehearsing for a techno-horror rendition of The Nutcracker. As Boston Dynamics continues to push the boundaries of robotics, the line between science fiction and reality becomes increasingly blurred.

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The Coffee confusion causing health concerns

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As the morning sun peeks through the curtains, many reach for that familiar brew, kickstarting their day with a comforting cup of coffee.

It’s a ritual ingrained in cultures worldwide, offering a jolt of energy to combat the grogginess of dawn.

But when is the optimal time for that caffeine fix? According to registered dietitian Anthony DiMarino, RD, LD, the answer isn’t crystal clear.

Some experts suggest delaying that first sip until mid-morning or later. However, DiMarino reassures coffee lovers that there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this dilemma.

Meanwhile, the science behind coffee production unveils fascinating insights into its instant variant. Whether produced through freeze-drying or spray-drying methods, instant coffee offers convenience without sacrificing flavor.

Yet, beyond convenience, recent studies delve deeper into coffee’s impact on our bodies. Research exploring the acute effects of decaffeinated versus caffeinated coffee reveals intriguing findings on reaction time, mood, and skeletal muscle strength.

Moreover, investigations into the gut microbiome shed light on coffee’s influence on liver cirrhosis patients. A study analyzing the duodenal microbiome in this population found correlations between coffee consumption and microbial richness and evenness.

So, as you sip your coffee and ponder the day ahead, consider not just the flavour in your cup but also the subtle impacts it may have on your body and mind.

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