If you are looking to travel by sea and have the time and money to do so, an ocean cruise would definitely be a worthwhile option. Cruise lines offer fly/cruise arrangements that allow you to fly to Bali and other ports, then catch a ship on the way home or vice versa.
If you are travelling by land, the only access by road is at Entikong, between Kalimantan and Sarawak, Malaysia. Entry point is at the Pontianak–Kuching expressway and you may need a visa to cross into Malaysia.
The vast majority of international flights arrive either at Sukarno-Hatta International Airport (also spelled Soekarno-Hatta), 20km (13 miles) west of Jakarta on Java, or Ngurah Rai Airport, near Denpasar, Bali. In addition, there are international arrivals using smaller aircraft at major cities throughout the country.
It does not really matter if the passenger is a frequent flier or or if it’s just a holiday maker. The airline safety is the most important point to be considered.
Please find more information about your airline on this URL: http://www.airlineratings.com/airlines-ratings.ph
General Indonesia- Airlines safety hints and globally
How smart traveller choose the best airline: The history aircraft types, type of the aircraft, the way seats are designed on the aircraft , the flight offerings (meals, drinks, seating & in-flight entertainment)…
Here’s some of the airlines around the world to be be travelling with, which have the highest safety ratings: Qantas Airways, Virgin Atlantic & Virgin Australia, Sri lankan airline ( has not have any air crash in the air ever) American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, United Airlines, Swiss And United Airlines
Smart traveler second option is following the list of airlines that have gone through fatality-free crashes in the air over almost last 30 years. Air Berlin , Caribbean Airlines, Air Malta Air, Mauritius, Air Niugini, Air Portugal, Air Seychelles, Air Tanzania, Aer Lingus, Austrian Airlines, Bahamasair, Britannia Airways, Cathay Pacific, Cayman Airways, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Icelandair, Meridiana, Monarch Airlines, Oman Air, Royal Brunei Airlines, Royal, Jordanian, Thomsonfly & British Airways, Tunisair, Tyrolean Airways.
What Smart traveller should chose and should not chose:
As a responsible website we have have started acknowledging that there is no such thing as a “dangerous or no dangerous” airline, anywhere. Some are safer than other, but even some of the least safe airline can be still very safe (the possibility of you getting into a plane crash is very, very low).
The regions which has worst air safety records as well as the worst reputation regarding safety in general is sub-Saharan Africa, some airlines in Asia and some in Eastern Europe where small aviation companies are operating without resources from Western countries.
At the end, it is all up to you and your choices will decide whether you become a Smart traveller or a Stupid traveller !