GEEZ
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Would You Feel Safe Flying On This Aircraft?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:44 am

Hi all,

I stumbled across this picture earlier...


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...and I thought.. there is no way i would feel safe flying on it! .. For obvious reasons!

What are your thoughts?

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RE: Would You Feel Safe Flying On This Aircraft?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:46 am

That is one sorry looking Speedbird. I'm sure there'd be a query to the flight crew before I strapped in.
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RE: Would You Feel Safe Flying On This Aircraft?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:46 am

I would almost say: No way BA/AA.....LOL

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RE: Would You Feel Safe Flying On This Aircraft?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:07 pm

Quoting GEEZ (Thread starter):
...and I thought.. there is no way i would feel safe flying on it! .. For obvious reasons!

What would those obvious reasons be? Do you consider dirt and missing paint to be safety violations?
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RE: Would You Feel Safe Flying On This Aircraft?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:14 pm

I would feel safe flying on this 737 because I know that a big company such as British Airways would not be flying with unsafe aircraft's.

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RE: Would You Feel Safe Flying On This Aircraft?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:24 pm

Quoting GEEZ (Thread starter):
stumbled across this picture earlier...

Let's take a better look, shall we.

Your photo was taken on December 19, 2005.

This photo was taken in February 2006.


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Seems like BA new she was due for a paint job, and took care of it.
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RE: Would You Feel Safe Flying On This Aircraft?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:31 pm

I wouldn't have any problem getting on that plane. It looks pretty rough, but consider:
- the picture was taken in December, so it's probably been flying from a lot of wet airfields (the ground in the photo is wet...) and you'd expect it to be dirty.
- the lighting is very 'unflattering' - the sun is very low and lighting it from behind so every little crease and spot of dirt is highlighted. Notice how different she looks only a month earlier, in direct light:

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I am a little surprised by the amount of peeling of the paint on the rudder, though!
 
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RE: Would You Feel Safe Flying On This Aircraft?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:35 pm

I would feel safe just because it said "British Airways" on the side.

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RE: Would You Feel Safe Flying On This Aircraft?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:38 pm

I would be happy to be on it, except PLEASE not to Manchester  Smile

Just kidding....
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RE: Would You Feel Safe Flying On This Aircraft?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:10 pm

I would not care about it, safety is relative anyway.
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