I'm not terribly superstitious, but when it comes to flying I don't like to take any chances. I would prefer it if pilots avoid the jinx on our flight. The 'jinx' comes when they get on the mic about 10 minutes before you land to say, "Thanks for flying with us...welcome to San Francisco." The truth is that you're not in San Francisco yet -- you haven't even cleared San Leandro. Take-offs and landings are the most dangerous part of the flight. Don't get too cocky up there pal; let's save the welcoming committee for when we pop the plane's door open at the gate.