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Boeing 737 Max.
 
# 1 : Wednesday 15-1-2020 @ 22:29
 
 
Hi all. Was wondering what was peoples thoughts on flying on this jet. Have a flight booked with Ryanair to spain in June. Just heard today that Ryanair are hoping to have 10 of these jets in March. Theres no way I'm getting on one of these jets. Anyway should I wait and see what happens or go and book aer lingus. And what are yere thoughts on the max 737.
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# 2 : Wednesday 15-1-2020 @ 22:35
 
 
You are safe. They disabled the system that was causing the issue. And Pilots are now aware of it as well.. Very unlikely to happen again.. The CEO who got sacked over it got a bigger bonus than all the families of the Victims put together.. Capitalism eh, what fun..
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# 3 : Wednesday 15-1-2020 @ 22:39
 
 
Yeah you'll be grand little Stephen. The odds of it crashing are very slim.
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# 4 : Wednesday 15-1-2020 @ 22:44
 
 
Sorry but I wont be helping Boeing test their new jets.
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# 5 : Wednesday 15-1-2020 @ 22:55
 
 
Boeing probably won't develop another plane anyway. All the money is in space flight & arms these days.. People are turning against flying on account of its environmental impact. No profit in that.
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# 6 : Wednesday 15-1-2020 @ 23:59
 
 
I think that, for now, flying in airplanes is going to stay very popular for medium to long distance travel.

As for the Boeing 737 Max, the basic problem is that Boeing put huge engines on a fuselage design that dates back the very first 737 in the late 1960s which sits pretty low on the ground. The flight system glitch that caused the crashes was supposed to compensate for the big engine problem...

People used to say “if it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going”

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# 7 : Saturday 18-1-2020 @ 00:58
 
 
You're quite right Jupiter. One of the problems is that companies like Boeing are no longer run by engineers but by MBAs and accountants. They are more interested in the bottom line than in building quality products. They reckoned that designing a whole new plane would cost too much so they tried to modify an existing one.
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# 8 : Saturday 18-1-2020 @ 00:58
 
 
They also tried to persuade airlines that their pilots did not have to be trained on simulators to learn how to handle the modifications because that type of training is expensive.
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# 9 : Saturday 18-1-2020 @ 01:23
 
 
Can you please send me your full name and date of birth and consent to take out life assurance in your name
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# 10 : Saturday 18-1-2020 @ 10:27
 
 
To be honest I think Ryanair will lose a lot of customers to aer lingus
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# 11 : Sunday 19-1-2020 @ 10:49
 
 
I notice, more and more. How big companies are cutting corners, doing damage to planet and putting lives at risk. This is one example, VW and athe appliance at Grenfell tower. We could mention more, but the price they pay is too small and there should be more directors or ceo's jailed for corporate manslaughter.
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# 12 : Sunday 19-1-2020 @ 17:48
 
 
I was in a fancy hotel (night after a gig) and at breakfast I so happened to share my table with a guy who's job it is to audit safety features on commercial airplanes.

After our 15 minute talk it became obvious that statistically, you're safer on an airplane then you are in a bed, or, walking down the street, or going to the bank, and you're several hundred times safer then being in a car.
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# 13 : Sunday 19-1-2020 @ 18:58
 
 
If a plane goes down, you have little or no chance and can't use a parachute on big airliners. In a car, you can crash and have a better chance of surviving.
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# 14 : Sunday 19-1-2020 @ 19:56
 
 
Had a bit of a scare on a 737-800 at the weekend. There was a technical issue, something to do with a tyre on the landing gear. The plane was chased by fire brigades after landing but everything went OK.
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# 15 : Sunday 19-1-2020 @ 20:34
 
 
Someone said :
I was in a fancy hotel (night after a gig) and at breakfast I so happened to share my table with a guy who's job it is to audit safety features on commercial airplanes.

After our 15 minute talk it became obvious that statistically, you're safer on an airplane then you are in a bed, or, walking down the street, or going to the bank, and you're several hundred times safer then being in a car.

Agreed. Air crashes are very rare these days, and flying has been by far the safest form of travel for decades, even in the 1960s, 70s and 80s when plane crashes were more commonplace than today.

I think it’s the lack of control over the situation by passengers on an airplane if something does go wrong that causes many people to fear air travel.

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