I am glad to be part of ya’ll here now, and would like to ask this question on behalf of my mom to reassure her. As you all know there are some… real world conflicts going on, and she is worried that flying on a US airline at this time might be risky as we are booking tickets for next summer, and just she just wants to be sure just incase of codeshares and the conflicts are still going on. She is most concerned with flying on “American” and “United” as they have “patriotic wording” in them.
Thanks for any help, and ofc, I am new here so please tell me which category to put this in or a threat.
a side effect of a conflict, going with what happened in the early days of the one in Ukraine, is something like an airspace closure (Ukraine) or a country (a ton of western countries) banning its airlines from flying to/from a country (Russia). That caused routes that fly over Russia by western countries to be lengthened and possibly exceeding an aircrafts range.
We are of course going to Thailand during summer, and her concern is that potential attackers can choose any flights with “American” in their name, and she is concerned due to the proximity to the conflicts.
If she is actually that concerned, I’d recommend Emirates (via Dubai.) The UAE is the closest you’d get to being “neutral”, except for in a select few conflicts where terrorist groups may be involved.
Singapore would not a bad idea as well, they certainly want nothing to do with the mess that’s currently happening in Ukraine and in the Middle East. Security in both the UAE and Singapore are known to be extremely strict as well, so that’s a big plus in terms of aviation safety.