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Old 11-20-2020, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Now the MAX has been given the all clear to fly, would you fly on it?
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Old 11-20-2020, 04:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Absolutely. I was planning on flying on an Air Canada flight from Heathrow but they got grounded, hopefully get to do it sometime next year. I’ve flown on every series of B737 from -100 (Lufthansa) to -900 (KLM).

A friend of mine is a Ryanair 737 Captain and he says he has no issues flying the aircraft when he gets to do so.
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In a heartbeat, I would.
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If I'd have to, why not?
I think the way to/from the airport by car is still the most dangerous part of the journey, Max or not.
If I'd have an option, I'd much rather take a Babybus as I prefer its wider cross section.
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Id be the first to board..
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A hardware problem solved by a software doesn´t make me feel comfortable to board this aircraft.
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A hardware problem solved by a software doesn´t make me feel comfortable to board this aircraft.

I'm with you - wait a couple of years and see if they got the software right this time. Doug
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Not right away, give it a year or so to prove that the problem has been 100% resolved.
Not that I'll be flying anywhere anyway due to COVID.
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Old 11-22-2020, 05:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
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The aircraft will be safe but the MAX, fourth iteration of the B 737-100 was one step too far and we must not forget that it has cost many lives.

The MAX will be one of the more thoroughly tested aircraft after the Concorde.

I hope Boeing and the FAA will learn lessons from their mistakes.

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I’ll give it a couple of years for some other suckers to do Boeing’s in-service testing for them. Classic case of regulatory capture.

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Old 11-22-2020, 06:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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No I wouldn’t. It’s flawed, one design ‘tweak’ too many to the venerable 1960s era airframe. IMO, the MAX was a knee jerk reaction to the technically superior Airbus 320/321 Neo designs. The 737 has been an absolute cash cow for Boeing. Perhaps time to put it out to pasture, and get busy on the ‘drawing board’ After all, the competition ain’t sitting still’ But then I’m not an aeronautical engineer or a pilot, so what do I know?


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Old 11-22-2020, 08:25 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Anyone else think that boeing should've put the 737 to rest and continued on the 757 instead?
The '757 max' would've made more sense IMO, the nose shape is quite similar to the A320's, and it had more development potential.
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Yes I would. In fact, I’m looking forward to it. The MCAS system that played a major role in both crashes was the result of erroneous sensor readings and a lack of training to override the system for recovery. The subsequent investigation revealed the defects in the system. Hundreds of hours of testing and development followed in order to correct the flaw and get the type re-certified with the FAA. The airliner will be safe.
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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By the time 'most' people get to fly again, the Max will have been back in service for 6 months or more. I'd probably pass some sort of comment to myself if I boarded one, but Boeing really are not going to make the same mistake twice, unless they plan to write their own death certificates as well.
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Anyone else think that boeing should've put the 737 to rest and continued on the 757 instead?
The '757 max' would've made more sense IMO, the nose shape is quite similar to the A320's, and it had more development potential.
I don’t know what the nose shape has to do with anything, but ultimately the 757 has never been as successful as the 737. The 757 hasn’t been produced for 16 years now. Approximately 1000 757s were built compared to roughly 10,000 and counting for the 737. Less than 600 757s remain in service - probably fewer with many being parked in 2020. The 757 simply wasn’t nearly as popular so the program was cancelled. Trying to force a relatively unsuccessful design on their customers would have been a very poor business decision, IMO. The 737 is what people want.
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Old 11-22-2020, 06:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I would fly on one depending on who the operator is.

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I don’t know what the nose shape has to do with anything, but ultimately the 757 has never been as successful as the 737. The 757 hasn’t been produced for 16 years now. Approximately 1000 757s were built compared to roughly 10,000 and counting for the 737. Less than 600 757s remain in service - probably fewer with many being parked in 2020. The 757 simply wasn’t nearly as popular so the program was cancelled. Trying to force a relatively unsuccessful design on their customers would have been a very poor business decision, IMO. The 737 is what people want.
I don’t really think that’s a fair assessment. Sales numbers between the two don’t really mean anything considering the long head start. Also, nobody really started using the 757 as a widebody replacement until after it was too late.

If memory serves me correctly, Boeing gave it its best effort to extend the 757 line with FedEx who obviously didn’t buy any from them. Those 100+ 757’s didn’t start showing up until after the line had already closed. I think we would have seen a 757NG had Boeing been successful with FedEx.
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I don’t know what the nose shape has to do with anything, but ultimately the 757 has never been as successful as the 737. The 757 hasn’t been produced for 16 years now. Approximately 1000 757s were built compared to roughly 10,000 and counting for the 737. Less than 600 757s remain in service - probably fewer with many being parked in 2020. The 757 simply wasn’t nearly as popular so the program was cancelled. Trying to force a relatively unsuccessful design on their customers would have been a very poor business decision, IMO. The 737 is what people want.
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Let dem others fly the max first, let dem others do the vax first.
No need to take any chances.
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I won't even fly in these COVID times right now, let alone on the Boeing 737 MAX.. are you kidding me!!
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:08 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I look at it this way: When it's my time to leave this Earth, I'm gonna go, regardless of whether I'm on a 737MAX, asleep, or whatever else I may be doing. That said, unless Alaska takes delivery of these and uses them on their Palm Pings route, I doubt I'll ever have the opportunity to fly on one.
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You got it half right...
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Delta is looking at acquiring some on the cheap...
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:12 PM   #23 (permalink)
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...have to caveat my "Yes" vote by saying only on US carriers!
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I'm usually not too concerned about aircraft and their safety record otherwise I wouldn't have traveled on three DC-10's and also on some very old prop planes ( JU-52 being one of them) but in the case of the MAX,let's just say I'll wait it out for a while. Not that I'm going anywhere on a plane soon!
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You may note that as a consequence of the US / China trade dispute, China is not in a hurry to lift the grounding of the MAX.

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I won't even fly in these COVID times right now, let alone on the Boeing 737 MAX.. are you kidding me!!
Since March at the start of the pandemic, I have flown coast to coast transcons 6 times. If you wear a mask and follow guidelines its safe especially with the all the disinfecting going on. Next week its Jetblue to EWR and none of these trips were for business all were leisure.

The pilots who fly the MAX all have families to return to, like I said I would be first in line...
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I say YES, My family and I flew on a SWA flight in the 737-8 MAX. You have far better chances of dying of COVID than in a MAX. ...unless of course you flew in a MAX, got COVID and then died.

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Yes, I would fly on the B737Max. I figure it has to be the safest plane on the planet now, after all the extensive testing they have performed on it to get it certified again. Stay safe and healthy! T7
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