Tmarch291 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 147 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7482 times:
A few days ago my issue of Popular Mechanics arrived in the mail. In it was an article about the 787 Dreamliner. It talked about all the features in it that will improve passenger comfort (ex. this aircraft will have sensors that will detect turbulence and will adjust the wing flaps to counter it.)
When I fly on a plane I want to feel turbulence and I want to hear the roar of the engines. Even though I am interested in seeing the Dreamliner, I would much rather ride on an old 737-200 than this "flying hotel." At least then I will get the feeling that I am flying on a plane.
Ordryan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7474 times:
this should be in polls/prefs...
,but to answer your question, I would much rather fly on a new jet as opposed to an old 737-200. with the ever advancing technologies, I feel more safe and secure then ever. i realize the 732 is now a piece of history, but for me it's the new jetliners.
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EALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7420 times:
I would like to fly a 737-200 so I can say that I've done it. That is the only old airliner still in service in the US that I haven't flown. Moving forward, I'd like to experience th eDreamliner and all of the latest technology.
N231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7234 times:
Quoting Tmarch291 (Thread starter): I am interested in seeing the Dreamliner, I would much rather ride on an old 737-200 than this "flying hotel."
Would anybody agree with me that this is one big marketing ploy for Boeing? You know damn strait the airlines are going to pack the 787 full, remove all of the "expensive" passenger toys, and the 787 from the passenger's perspective...will be no different than a 777 with the maximum seating layout.
Alaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 906 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7223 times:
Quoting N231YE (Reply 6):
Would anybody agree with me that this is one big marketing ploy for Boeing? You know damn strait the airlines are going to pack the 787 full, remove all of the "expensive" passenger toys, and the 787 from the passenger's perspective
ok, now I don't want this to be an A vs. B thing, but Airbus did the same thing with the whole have a casino or something in the A380.
Okay, who wouldn't want to fly on the 787, sure try out the 732 but AS is getting rid of them and I'm sure other airlines are to, so you don't want to fly on the 787 because it to technologicaly advanced?
Hehe, I can't wait to try it out, as well as the A380 and the the 747-8 (if an airline buys some)
Quoting Tmarch291 (Thread starter): When I fly on a plane I want to feel turbulence and I want to hear the roar of the engines
they can't get rid of all of the noise, plus the average business and family traveler doesn't want to be in turbulence, they want the ride smooth and as silent as possible.
Can't wait to try out the windows that "fade" instead of having to pull down on a cover.
I didn't want this to be an A vs B thread, I'm just explaining how the 787 Interior Images and the 777LR world tour airplane (with a 787 interior) are unrealistic in the airline world.
What I'm saying is Boeing is designing a "passenger-friendly" airplane, but the airlines don't care about the legroom and friendly seating Boeing is pushing for; they care about making a profit. They airlines, if they have the option, would rather decrease the legroom, use "thinner" chairs, and squeeze more seats into the airplane.
BoeingOnFinal From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7177 times:
It has big windows
And besides, I would like to visit the cockpit, that would be awsome. I'm allready very fond of the 777 cockpit, it looks awsome. But I guess that ain't going to happend any time soon, if those terrorists don't find a different industrie to destroy!
HorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7144 times:
When I fly, I want it to be a turbulent as possible.
Systems like the one mentioned spoil all the fun!
Give me the 732 any day.
But anyways it's very pleasing to the eyes, and is probably
going to be an incredible aircraft.
DeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 667 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7137 times:
I can't wait for the 787 to come out. Although I'm not as thrilled about the A380 as some are on here. Hopefully I'll be able to fly it on one of my Int'l runs for my company. I would have to say that of all Western airplanes flying for the commercial carriers, the only a/c I wouldn't fly on would have to be the A300. I lost a friend on 587, and still don't forgive Airbus and AA for not spotting the problem, but that's for another thread.
Hoppe777 From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7110 times:
I cant wait to go on the 787, the 777 is already WOW, imagine the 787 with those swept back wings....mmmmmm. As for the 737-200, ide rather walk...not a chance in hell ide get on one of those things again.
Im in agreement with DeltaGuy767 about the A380....i was initially excited but now im not so sure, i think it will have to be tried and tested for some years in commercial service before i get on one with confidence.
LPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7105 times:
Quoting SK736 (Reply 1): I think it's called progress. If we didn't embrace new technologies we'd still be flying round on aircraft made of wood with fabric wings.
I've always wondered if we didn't have wars (especially WWII) what airliners would be like nowdays. The amount of technology developed during those 5 years were transferred to civilian aircraft and I believe that if those types of technologies (if not developed) would have set us back years. Any thoughts?