Statistically there are more deaths per billion kilometres in cars than planes.
Statistics > Gut feeling.
Go for it, you're on an American plane. How many times does a plane going from one state to another go down? There are plenty of airports the plane can use en route if it enters difficulty and you're not in the middle of nowhere.
Not to be nasty but I'm only worried about flying in foreign, less developed and less safety conscious countries/airlines.
Last edited by Barn; 02-27-2013 at 10:43 AM.