In a thread a decade ago https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/how-to-survive-in-a-black-hole-myth-debunked.170829/, there was a discussion about the paper https://arxiv.org/abs/0705.1029v1, in which the authors discuss the way to maximize one's survival (proper) time after passing the event horizon of a (non-spinning) black hole; they treat radial motion only. This is a closed thread, and I am not trying to prolong that discussion by re-opening it, but rather to pose a question that was not posed in that thread, even though I am using the same article as reference. What no one in that earlier thread asked was: would this survival time increase if one's rocket was heading towards the black hole not radially, but at an angle, say (at first) tangentially? (If so, would this also change the basic strategy of when one should or should not accelerate?) Intuitively, I would think that it would, but as the article and that thread shows, intuition is a horrible guide in this situation.