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Old 03-14-2019, 11:45 AM
 
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You could not drag me on to an airplane kicking and screaming. I will drive there thank you very much, and if I cannot drive I won't go.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:50 AM
 
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You could not drag me on to an airplane kicking and screaming. I will drive there thank you very much, and if I cannot drive I won't go.
That's sad. So much of the world you're missing out on.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:32 PM
 
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I donít usually enquire about it, but I check my ticket to see what aircraft it is, as Iím generally interested in the different models in use. Not just for planes but any vehicle for that matter.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:47 PM
 
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Yes I do check, and , I make sure that I'm not flying United, American or Delta.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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I have full confidence in the 737 Max 8, however I don't have full confidence on the expertise of pilots of certain airlines especially in some countries such as Indonesia, Ethiopia, China etc. where hiring inexperienced pilots and poor training is pervasive.

The United States has the best pilots on the planet, heck one by the name of Sully even did the impossible by landing a plane in the river in one piece, so flying domestically I am very confident in the high standards that are followed in the US. In the developing world, not so much.

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You could not drag me on to an airplane kicking and screaming. I will drive there thank you very much, and if I cannot drive I won't go.
I hope you know that statistically driving is much riskier than flying.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:58 PM
 
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You could not drag me on to an airplane kicking and screaming. I will drive there thank you very much, and if I cannot drive I won't go.
https://traveltips.usatoday.com/air-...avel-1581.html
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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if I went to the airport today and my flight was on a 737 Max, it wouldn't bother me a bit.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:08 PM
 
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Nope. Only get upset when I'm told I have to spin the propellers as part of the priveledge to fly ten ft off the ground. Those puddle jumpers are a hoot!
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:23 PM
 
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I have full confidence in the 737 Max 8, however I don't have full confidence on the expertise of pilots of certain airlines especially in some countries such as Indonesia, Ethiopia, China etc. where hiring inexperienced pilots and poor training is pervasive.

The United States has the best pilots on the planet, heck one by the name of Sully even did the impossible by landing a plane in the river in one piece, so flying domestically I am very confident in the high standards that are followed in the US. In the developing world, not so much.
The irony in your comment is just amazing. It was an Indonesian pilot who accomplished a water landing of a Boeing 737 in a river in 2002, with only one casualty who was pulled out of the aircraft and drowned. I'm not knocking what Sully did - it was indeed amazing and he is a skilled pilot - but it just goes to show how you Americans are totally ignorant about anything that occurs outside your country and therefore have an inflated opinion of your own country. Sully's water landing was far from the first one. Even the Indonesian incident was not the first one. There have been water landings by Russian pilots in the 1960s on commercial flights

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda...sia_Flight_421
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:38 AM
 
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The irony in your comment is just amazing. It was an Indonesian pilot who accomplished a water landing of a Boeing 737 in a river in 2002, with only one casualty who was pulled out of the aircraft and drowned. I'm not knocking what Sully did - it was indeed amazing and he is a skilled pilot - but it just goes to show how you Americans are totally ignorant about anything that occurs outside your country and therefore have an inflated opinion of your own country. Sully's water landing was far from the first one. Even the Indonesian incident was not the first one. There have been water landings by Russian pilots in the 1960s on commercial flights

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda...sia_Flight_421
Thanks for that general recap on water landings. Did these happen in a metropolis with other boats,high buildings, and barges in a narrow river way? Seems to me that to dismiss so eagerly the condition surrounding the landing does play a part. I tend to have a broader view on the hazards that added to the final.dissent.
I worry more about the ignorant who are passengers that if the plane did warrant an emergency landing would trample and use my body as a life preserver..while I'm still alive!! (Just kidding).
Safety is the issue and comes as a wakeup call to the airline industry and it's manufacturer.
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