NO A VS. B WARS!!!!
Excuse me for pointing this out, but as an Englishman, it annoys me, when i keep seeing this. Why is it that americans dont like anything not made in their country?
Im as sick of the nagging a vs. b wars as all of you, but it annoys me when Americans (not all of you just some) make all these doom and gloom allegations at airbus jetliners, based on nothing more than the fact that some airlines in the US have chosen to order the european jet instead of your beloved Boeing. I once heard someone say, "Im not flying United anymore, they are Airbus's biggest customer..." Thats hardly fair. The two manufacturers are equally good at what they do, and it is a healthy rivalry, and a good and exciting one to watch "will KLM go for A330 or 777????" MY POINT IS THAT I FEEL SURE JUDGING BY SOME OF THE COMMENTS IVE HEARD, THAT IF IT WAS A 767 THAT HAD GONE DOWN IN QUEENS, AN AMERICAN AIRLINER, YOU WOULD NOT BE SO QUICK TO SLAG IT OFF, AND MAKE OUT THAT ITS NOT SAFE. All the alegations and comments made to airbus, i just do not see that they are fair... I mean, who are you at war with? Europe or Terrorism? We back you to the hilt in Afgahistan and all you lot can say is
"Thanks very much for sacrificing your own soldier's lives to help us, Britain, our best buddies in the world, but by the way, your airplanes are terminally unsafe, and i will avoid flying airbus in future..."
Of course some of you will just say, that im english so im biased towards airbus. no im not. I like them, just as much as boeing, and my all time fave planes are both american, the MD11, and 777. Is it just a mirror of your aggressive free trade policies that the US government has? To the rest of the world, free trade means just that, but to the US Govt. it seems to mean hefty levys on all foreign nations that want to trade with us, but wont give us preferencial trade agreements, and export taxes rates etc. We will not allow non-US shipping into direct competition with US shipping unless the US government is allowed to subsidise the US shipping so they can undercut the Europeans...Such behaviour is illegal in the EU, by the european comission on free trade and industry, the US is in the OECD, but still they cant let Americans trade on a level playing field, despite that being key to your bloody constitution! so why do they do it?
OK rant over.
I know we, here in Europe are not always squeaky clean, but lets just stop dissing Airbus, or anything else European just becasue it is European. I mean you buy BMW's and Merc instead of Oldmobiles and others, so whats up? THEY ARE EQUALLY AS GOOD, AND BOTH ARE SAFE, SO LETS STOP THE XENOPHOBIC AIRBUS BASHING OK?
I call it misplaced patriotism. Nothing wrong with being patriotic, certainly now, but lets just keep iT in perspective. Sorry if ive insulted any of you, its not personla, just a gripe really.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???