As parents, we all need the occasional break. Taking a coveted vacation without the kids, however, raises logistical questions. My daughter is now 3 and old enough for an extended stay with her grandparents. As I started researching travel destinations, this hit me like a ton of bricks:
Do my husband and I fly together or should we book separate flights?
In the event of a complete disaster, are we better off splitting up so one parent survives to raise our daughter?
Facts: The odds dying in a car crash are much higher than an airplane. Do you always take a road trip or go to a restaurant in a separate car from your partner? I would guess, probably not.
According to Wikipedia airplane safety statistics:
- The odds of dying in a car crash are 40 per 1 billion journeys
- The odds of dying in a plane crash are 117 per billion journeys