[cajobportal Insights] Reaching the destination later is better than never?

In the corporate world, we often value time more than money. And hence, most companies would make their top executives fly rather than take a train/car to their out-station destinations.When I was in Deloitte, I took my first flight at the age of 25, for official purposes. Typical middle-class family celebration moments
And yes, once you cross a particular salary threshold, even for personal trips, you takeĀ  a flight
But in the aftermath of the recent Boeing 737 crashes, you read headlines like – Ethiopian Airlines: ‘No survivors’ on crashed Boeing 737
You might be getting sweaty palms and wondering whether its safer to go slow and take a train/car instead
So better to ask your top executives to take the slower route andĀ reaching the destination later than never
However, counter-intuitive as it may sound, flying is actually the safest way to travel, statistically speaking.
According to a study, for every 1 billion passenger miles traveled by car, 7.2 people die; by plane, it’s 0.07 people.
Deaths per Billion passenger miles traveled:
a) Airline Travel 0.07
b) Rail 0.43
c) Automobile 7.2
In 2012, New York Times cited Arnold Barnett, a professor of statistics at MIT stated that between 2008 and 2012, the odds of dying in a plane crash for passengers in the U.S. were one in 45 million flights. So you could fly every single day for an average of 123,000 years before dying in a plane accident.
When planes crash, mostly, everyone on board dies.

So its a Low Frequency – High Impact Risk
Maybe its a question of Perceived Risk Vs Inherent Risk
What do you think?