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(11,045 posts)
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:15 PM Mar 2020

Poll: Would you fly on a Boeing 737 MAX?

Would you fly on a Boeing 737 MAX?

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1 (6%)
Yes - if there was no alternative flight
0 (0%)
Yes - if there was a penalty/surcharge for refusing
0 (0%)
15 (94%)
0 (0%)
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(964 posts)
1. No, but Ted Cruz should fly back to Texas in one.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:19 PM
Mar 2020

It would be an empty plane , so he wouldn’t spread his disease to other passengers.



(11,045 posts)
3. Even with training, pilots had only 10 seconds to avoid an MCAS death spiral.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:29 PM
Mar 2020
The Boeing 737 MAX Nightmare Keeps Getting Worse

For example, it was obvious to me and other experienced reporters that the Lion Air pilots had been swiftly overcome by a problem that that they had not been trained to prepare for because it was related to a new control system, Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), that they—along with all other MAX flight crews—did not know even existed.

And yet Boeing insisted to us that the pilots could have overcome this fatal malfunction by treating it as a condition known as “runaway stabilizer”—one that was actually included in the flight manual as a legacy item—even though the actions triggered by the MCAS were far more extreme.

Now the House report confirms, shockingly, that Boeing knew all the time that the pilots had only 10 seconds to identify the problem and deal with it before being overpowered by the MCAS’s rogue actions.



(33,620 posts)
4. Yeah, I'm not saying there's no problem.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:35 PM
Mar 2020

I'm saying it helps to know the context before you render binary opinions like "I'll never fly on one ever ever ever".

If/when they're back in the air, avoiding them won't be that easy.



(11,045 posts)
5. 'avoiding them won't be that easy'
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:40 PM
Mar 2020

which is why I included the options of yes - no alternative flights; and yes - if there is a surcharge for refusing to fly on one.


(595 posts)
6. the max trim problem has been identified and will be fixed before it flies
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:50 PM
Mar 2020

When the max is cleared to fly, it will be as safe as any airline to fly, if not safer.


(33,620 posts)
7. given the fine-toothed comb they're using, maybe safer.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:54 PM
Mar 2020

I have a friend who's come out of retirement to help with the testing. I hear them overhead pretty regularly - Boeing field is straight south of downtown.


(23,821 posts)
11. Absolutely not
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 01:45 PM
Mar 2020

my wife and were on one of those from Addis Ababa to Newark on Jan 2, 2019

we had to make an unscheduled stop in Abidjan Ivory Coast we were there for 6 hours while they fixed the plane, it was nerve wracking then a couple of weeks later that model crashed just on the other side of a mountain where we stayed in Addis Ababa

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