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Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?  
User currently offlinejlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4750 times:
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I know Boeing said the hiccups in the 787 are normal. Now with another fire on one in Boston, I am not so sure how comfortable I would feel to fly one. Am I being silly, or does any one else have the same misgivings I do?


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

For me, of course! I'm confident that these problems can get solved.

Airbus has proved that they can fix the A380 engine problems, Boeing can fix this.



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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7605 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4699 times:

I would love to fly on the 787.

Hundreds of thousands of passengers have flown safely and comfortably to their destinations on B787 aircraft.

Can they be wrong?

All aircraft have some initial issues. The ones on the B787 are very minor. Frankly, if you were anywhere by A Net, you'd barely hear anything about the aircraft having a 'problem'.

When the A380 came out, folks brought every minor issue to a thread, and we saw similar threads about is the A380 safe to fly.


User currently offlineMrCazzy From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4693 times:

As everyone else is saying, would love to fly on the 787.

User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5162 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4619 times:

Having flown a UA 787...I can't wait to fly on it again. The 787 is not a generation leap ahead but it is a half leap, as such, there are going to be issues. Kind of like buying the first model year of a car.


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User currently offlineUA787DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 420 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4543 times:

This is quite like the A380 EIS. And honestly, many times safer than driving or the early jets. The Comets fell apart. 707s/DC-8s were a lot more dangerous than this thing.

User currently offlinetsugambler From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4454 times:

Absolutely I would fly on one, if I could... no hesitation whatsoever!

User currently offlinePHLwok From United States of America, joined May 2007, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4409 times:

Statistical probability still means I have a much greater probability of dying or even just being injured by driving to work rather than flying to (or for) work or taking trains. As such, start up hiccups on the 787 or A380 won't alter my preference for air and rail over cars.

Additionally, incidents with planes have tended to result in investigations and investments that ultimately result in the elimination or reduction in the risk that caused the initial incident. 2012 was, after all, one of the safest years ever to fly, and in the case of the 787, Boeing has a huge financial incentive to get it right.


User currently offlineamerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3740 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4409 times:
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I believe that the 747-100 also had engine problems when Pan Am introduced it on the JFK-LHR route 43 years ago.

About flying on a 787, I'm not saying I would feel uncomfortable flying on one but I wouldn't feel any safer flying in a brand new 787 than flying in an old 757.

Quoting MrCazzy (Reply 3):
As everyone else is saying, would love to fly on the 787.
Quoting drerx7 (Reply 4):
Having flown a UA 787...I can't wait to fly on it again.

There is in the last issue of Airways an article about United and the 787.



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User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1446 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4393 times:

I don't see the point of this thread and my guess is sooner or later the mods will move it to Polls and Preferences and like everyone else said, I'd fly it all day every day if I had the chance.


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User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2269 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

No, I wouldn't feel ok.

I'd feel great.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4115 times:

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 4):
Having flown a UA 787...I can't wait to fly on it again.


It was awesome and I never had any moments of feeling uncomfortable from the time I booked the flight until I exited the aircraft in SFO. I also can't wait to get on the next one.



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User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4104 times:

Quoting jlbmedia (Thread starter):
Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

I have felt very fine indeed flying on it, but the recent incident at BOS would put me off booking another 787 flight until the cause is determined (and rectified) - if I were currently in a position to book such a flight.



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User currently offlinebaldwin471 From UK - England, joined Mar 2012, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4101 times:

Yep. Flying one of QR's to DOH on the 23rd. Can't wait.

User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

Already flown one (LO). It was great. Would get on one right now if offered the opportunity.


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User currently offlineklm672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2433 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 10):
No, I wouldn't feel ok.

I'd feel great.

Well said! I would love to fly on one!


User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4023 times:

"If it's Boeing, I'm not going"... haha


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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7691 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4017 times:
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Yes, absolutely I would. I'd feel excited and totally fascinated, as I do on any new type (new to me, that is).


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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2597 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3956 times:
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Absolutely. I wouldn't hesitate to fly on one.


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User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

I've had two flights on it already, one of them was only a few days ago and it was great. I'd fly it again tomorrow if I could!

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3877 times:

I'm sure Boeing will come out with answers & solutions........However Pax confidence will come over time of uneventfull flights.


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User currently offlinejlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3626 times:
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With the 787 grounding, has anyone's opinion changed in reference to flying the 787? I used to fly the DC-10 regularly, but tried to avoid it after it started flying again.


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User currently offlinedaviation From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3618 times:

When I attended college, I often flew AA's DC-10 from LGA - BUF. As it happens, the DC-10 that went down in Chicago is an aircraft that I'd been on. Freaked me out.

I also flew TWA's Flight 800 from JFK-CDG, although the same Flight 800 that went down was many years later. But it was still freaky.

As for the 787, I'm sure it's just an issue of lithium-ion batteries, not an inherently faulty design. But I'd only ride the 787 now on an overland route, not an ETOPS route.



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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

Quoting daviation (Reply 22):
As it happens, the DC-10 that went down in Chicago is an aircraft that I'd been on. Freaked me out.

I was oh the AF A340 that crash landed in YYZ a few years before the accident (CDG-SXM) but it did not prevent me from flying the A340s all together...

I see your point though...



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User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2269 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3552 times:

Quoting jlbmedia (Reply 21):
With the 787 grounding, has anyone's opinion changed in reference to flying the 787? I used to fly the DC-10 regularly, but tried to avoid it after it started flying again.

Not really.

Just makes me think how much of a traditionalist I am when it comes to aviation.

New technology always gets something wrong, which needs fixing. But the 787 will be safe to fly. It won't be the Comet of our age.


25 SK736 : Of course I would, and I can't wait until I get the chance! The problem looks like it's the battery - as soon as this problem is resolved the 787 will
26 CXB77L : Nope. I have every confidence in the design and engineering teams at Boeing to fix these issues. The 787 will be a success, and it will just be as sa
27 longhauler : As was the A320. There were three very high profile crashes of the A320 during its first few years of service. People were aware of this, even before
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