|Quoting PolymerPlane (Reply 34):|
know a lot of people say that better safe than sorry, but in real world this thing costs the company money
And when a product fails because it was rushed to keep some business executives happy, is that not the real world? And if that product just happens to be a product that could be fatal to human lives, and it fails because the manufacturer rushed the job, is that not the real world? What would the real world scenario be then? I know business all too well, and while I agree with you to a certain extent, I favour precaution in such cases as this one at hand?
|Quoting PolymerPlane (Reply 34):|
But, somehow Leahy's and Foregeard's Boeing bashing left a bad taste in my mouth.
Oh, forget about them my friend! And I mean that with all respect to you.
|Quoting NAV20 (Reply 36):|
One thing led to another, Toulouse. I heard that my State Government here was spending $A50M. on getting Melbourne Airport ready for an aeroplane that hadn't flown yet, looked up some facts, and smelt bullshit.
Then I made a few (perfectly polite) posts on here about possible weight problems, delays, inadequate performance etc., and got roundly flamed for my trouble. Since then I suppose that I've never looked back.
And what's wrong with you state government upgrading your airport. Happening in many other places, it's called "progress". And hasn't the same happened many times in the past? The situation was very similar in the run-up to the introduction of the 747.
Still NAV20, and with all respect, why be anti-Airbus because your state government has decided to invest in its airport and because of some silly a.netters who flamed you? That's not Airbus' fault!
BTW, thanks for the response.
|Quoting Halls120 (Reply 38):|
What I've found over the past 35 years is that how an AIRLINE configures its aircraft and provides service is far more important to my comfort and satisfaction than who happened to build the damn airplane
It's simple Halls120, we're two different people with different tastes. As simple as that. And I know it's the airlines that configure their interiors. I mainly fly short-haul today, and must say that out of all the airlines I fly I nearly always seem to end up on a member of the 320 family. I like the 320's, I find them smoother, wider, brighter, quieter than the 737's. Like yourself, albeit I started flying a few years after you (not many though), I've flown on 707's, 727's (sooo many times), 737's (many times also), 747, 757's (quite frequently), 767's, A320's, A321's, A319's (still have to ride a 318), A330, A300, A310, BAE-146, Avro RJ100's, Mercurars, Caravelles, Tridents, MD
-80's, DC-9's, BAC 1-11's, Emb 135 and 145, CRJ 200 and 700 and even had the opportunity to fly on Concorde. Now, while I wasn't a huge fan of the A300 or A310, of the modern Airbus a/c, I just prefer flying them to Boeing a/c. But that doesn't mean I won't fly on a Boeing or don't enjoy flying on one. And I have many fond memories of the 727 in particular.
|Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 40):|
I couldn't agree with you more. I think security/mechanical/last minute/unpredicted issues ought to be taken care of immediately before the bird enters service, having any recalls after it starts carrying passengers would be a bad move on their part. Like Toulouse said, we're not talking about a bicycle here, we're talking about a 610,000+ lbs. mega-plane that carries the lives of numerous passengers. No error can be made in this instance.
The whole A vs. B debate has loooooooong be dragged out and overdone. It's like a bunch of petty catfights that never end. I consider myself a true liberalist vis a vis this topic, I recognize that both Boeing and Airbus have brought recognizable traits and advancements to this industry that brought us on this forum at the first place. But the constant bashing, the "Airbus delays Thread No. 1xxxx" is getting old. Give the manufacturer a break! When was the last time you built/tested a 600,000 lbs. double-decker? I bet Airbus fans are anxiously waiting the day when Airbus takes the lead again...it's like the cycle of life, but one thing that is 110% certain: Neither Airbus or Boeing will EVER be left standing alone.
Glad to see I'm not alone B777A340Fan