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Another reason for being glad to live here

  • January 12th, 2016

Air New Zealand comes first in the (alphabetic) list of the world’s 20 safest airlines published by ‘The Economist’ on 8 January. Qantas has the best safety record of all major airlines. And malicious cause crashes now kill more than accidental airliner incidents.

All reasons to be glad to be in this part of the world in this era.

But I do not understand the article’s tag line “Rain Man was right”. Can anyone shed light?


  • Daniel Silva
  • January 12th, 2016
  • 9:29 am

It is a reference to a movie called Rain Man, where an autistic chap would only fly across the US on a Qantas flight, as that was the only airline with a full safety record. They ended up driving.

  • Tauhei Notts
  • January 13th, 2016
  • 6:42 pm

I thought the movie was Dustin Hoffman’s best, and also, I think, Tom Cruise.

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