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Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:39 am

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.

Just my thoughts,

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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:42 am

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.
 
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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:43 am

Quoting Ordryan28 (Reply 1):
this should be in polls/prefs...

Whoops your right.....admin please move.

Sorry!
 
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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:43 am

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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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:58 am

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.

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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:08 am

Quoting Tmarch291 (Thread starter):
(ex. this aircraft will have sensors that will detect turbulence and will adjust the wing flaps to counter it.)

Airbus aircraft already have this system (Above A300 and A310).
 
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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:49 am

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.
 
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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:35 am

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? Smile

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.

have a look at this, you have to admit that it looks pretty cool Big grin
http://newairplane.com/

So all in all, I can't wait to fly it and other airplanes that are coming out soon !
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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:40 am

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 7):

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.
 
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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:36 pm

The average passenger won't experience anything different on the 787 than any other plane.

It's still going to suck as much flying overnight to Europe as it would on a 767, 777, or A340.
 
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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:53 pm

It has big windows  Smile

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!
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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:25 am

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 7):
have a look at this, you have to admit that it looks pretty cool
http://newairplane.com/

That's so cool. I love the wing flex.  hyper  I can't wait to fly on the 787. Big grin
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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:45 am

Quoting N231YE (Reply 8):
I didn't want this to be an A vs B thread

sorry- I wasn't trying to say that you me/you were trying to start a A vs. B thread, I just said that so other people wouldn't get all ticked off  Wink

ohh well both aircraft manufactures have there pluses and minus' I'm personnaly a Boeing fan, but I don't hate Airbus, they both make airplanes that fly! Big grin
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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:11 am

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.

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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:28 am

Quoting Tmarch291 (Thread starter):
I would much rather ride on an old 737-200 than this "flying hotel."

I love the DC-9, but if the DC-9 was put on a long overnight flight overseas, id rather have the dreamliner...
 
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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:53 pm

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.

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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:17 pm

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.

Bring on the 787

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RE: Does Anyone NOT Want To Fly On The 787?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:50 pm

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?

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