Seems this debate lives on. My question is to you who travel across the oceans in a twin, a three-holer, and/or a quad: Does it make you any uneasier knowing that you are boarding a twin for an ocean crossing? On the other hand, does it make you feel better boarding a tri-jet or a four-holer for the same type of flights?
I ask this in light of the recent UAL 777 that shutdown an engine over the South Pacific somewhere between the U.S. and Australia area. Anyway, I think it diverted to Hawaii. . .but it took several hours. How do you think those pax felt, or what was going through their minds? I think it stands as the longest ETOPS emergency operation thus far.
P.S. Virgin thinks it makes a big difference:
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