I'm sure being in a plane crash is rare and random, but these things do comfort me somewhat.
  1. Priests or Nuns
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    I'm not particularly religious, but just in case I'm wrong...
  2. Another Pilot Who's a Passenger
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    A passenger-pilot makes me feel very safe, as if he has the ability to choose safer flights. It's also nice to know there's a second pilot... just in case. But I'll never look at him. It's one thing to see a nervous passenger, but another to see a pilot whose expression says "something isn't right."
  3. Kids
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    It just seems like God wouldn't be so cruel as to let something bad happen to a little kid. Though if the kid is really misbehaving, I begin to think it's more likely something bad will happen. Even Santa has a naughty list.
  4. Thinking about Sully
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    Sometimes, everyone lives to talk about it.
  5. A Celebrity of Any Stature
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    It just seems unlikely something bad would happen to me AND a celebrity on the same flight. On my plane from Austin yesterday, Erik "The Lizardman" Sprague was aboard, and even he made me feel calmer.
  6. A Mild Mannered Tough Guy
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    Even if he's not an Air Marshall, he can probably put down a hijacker or three if the situation calls for it.
  7. A Beautiful Woman
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    Doesn't make me feel safer so much as simply distract me.