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Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:59 am

I know Boeing said the hiccups in the 787 are normal. Now with another fire on one in Boston, I am not so sure how comfortable I would feel to fly one. Am I being silly, or does any one else have the same misgivings I do?
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:04 am

For me, of course! I'm confident that these problems can get solved.

Airbus has proved that they can fix the A380 engine problems, Boeing can fix this.
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:09 am

I would love to fly on the 787.

Hundreds of thousands of passengers have flown safely and comfortably to their destinations on B787 aircraft.

Can they be wrong?

All aircraft have some initial issues. The ones on the B787 are very minor. Frankly, if you were anywhere by A Net, you'd barely hear anything about the aircraft having a 'problem'.

When the A380 came out, folks brought every minor issue to a thread, and we saw similar threads about is the A380 safe to fly.
 
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:11 am

As everyone else is saying, would love to fly on the 787.
 
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:20 am

Having flown a UA 787...I can't wait to fly on it again. The 787 is not a generation leap ahead but it is a half leap, as such, there are going to be issues. Kind of like buying the first model year of a car.
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:32 am

This is quite like the A380 EIS. And honestly, many times safer than driving or the early jets. The Comets fell apart. 707s/DC-8s were a lot more dangerous than this thing.
 
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:46 am

Absolutely I would fly on one, if I could... no hesitation whatsoever!
 
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:54 am

Statistical probability still means I have a much greater probability of dying or even just being injured by driving to work rather than flying to (or for) work or taking trains. As such, start up hiccups on the 787 or A380 won't alter my preference for air and rail over cars.

Additionally, incidents with planes have tended to result in investigations and investments that ultimately result in the elimination or reduction in the risk that caused the initial incident. 2012 was, after all, one of the safest years ever to fly, and in the case of the 787, Boeing has a huge financial incentive to get it right.
 
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:55 am

I believe that the 747-100 also had engine problems when Pan Am introduced it on the JFK-LHR route 43 years ago.

About flying on a 787, I'm not saying I would feel uncomfortable flying on one but I wouldn't feel any safer flying in a brand new 787 than flying in an old 757.

Quoting MrCazzy (Reply 3):
As everyone else is saying, would love to fly on the 787.
Quoting drerx7 (Reply 4):
Having flown a UA 787...I can't wait to fly on it again.

There is in the last issue of Airways an article about United and the 787.
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:56 am

I don't see the point of this thread and my guess is sooner or later the mods will move it to Polls and Preferences and like everyone else said, I'd fly it all day every day if I had the chance.
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:21 am

No, I wouldn't feel ok.

I'd feel great.
 
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:07 pm

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 4):
Having flown a UA 787...I can't wait to fly on it again.


It was awesome and I never had any moments of feeling uncomfortable from the time I booked the flight until I exited the aircraft in SFO. I also can't wait to get on the next one.
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:30 pm

Quoting jlbmedia (Thread starter):
Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

I have felt very fine indeed flying on it, but the recent incident at BOS would put me off booking another 787 flight until the cause is determined (and rectified) - if I were currently in a position to book such a flight.
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:37 pm

Yep. Flying one of QR's to DOH on the 23rd. Can't wait.
 
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:31 pm

Already flown one (LO). It was great. Would get on one right now if offered the opportunity.
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:23 pm

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 10):
No, I wouldn't feel ok.

I'd feel great.

Well said! I would love to fly on one!
 
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:23 pm

"If it's Boeing, I'm not going"... haha
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:34 pm

Yes, absolutely I would. I'd feel excited and totally fascinated, as I do on any new type (new to me, that is).
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:55 pm

Absolutely. I wouldn't hesitate to fly on one.
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:41 pm

I've had two flights on it already, one of them was only a few days ago and it was great. I'd fly it again tomorrow if I could!
 
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:53 am

I'm sure Boeing will come out with answers & solutions........However Pax confidence will come over time of uneventfull flights.
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:07 pm

With the 787 grounding, has anyone's opinion changed in reference to flying the 787? I used to fly the DC-10 regularly, but tried to avoid it after it started flying again.
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:13 pm

When I attended college, I often flew AA's DC-10 from LGA - BUF. As it happens, the DC-10 that went down in Chicago is an aircraft that I'd been on. Freaked me out.

I also flew TWA's Flight 800 from JFK-CDG, although the same Flight 800 that went down was many years later. But it was still freaky.

As for the 787, I'm sure it's just an issue of lithium-ion batteries, not an inherently faulty design. But I'd only ride the 787 now on an overland route, not an ETOPS route.
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:44 pm

Quoting daviation (Reply 22):
As it happens, the DC-10 that went down in Chicago is an aircraft that I'd been on. Freaked me out.

I was oh the AF A340 that crash landed in YYZ a few years before the accident (CDG-SXM) but it did not prevent me from flying the A340s all together...

I see your point though...
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:13 am

Quoting jlbmedia (Reply 21):
With the 787 grounding, has anyone's opinion changed in reference to flying the 787? I used to fly the DC-10 regularly, but tried to avoid it after it started flying again.

Not really.

Just makes me think how much of a traditionalist I am when it comes to aviation.

New technology always gets something wrong, which needs fixing. But the 787 will be safe to fly. It won't be the Comet of our age.
 
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:40 am

Of course I would, and I can't wait until I get the chance! The problem looks like it's the battery - as soon as this problem is resolved the 787 will be just as safe as any other aircraft.
 
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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:07 pm

Quoting jlbmedia (Reply 21):
With the 787 grounding, has anyone's opinion changed in reference to flying the 787?

Nope. I have every confidence in the design and engineering teams at Boeing to fix these issues. The 787 will be a success, and it will just be as safe, if not safer, than any other modern commercial airliner.

Personally, I think that people having second thoughts about boarding the 787 are over-reacting. In the aftermath of QF32, the media here were on QF's back, reporting every small issue that occurs with its flights. Not once did I lose confidence in flying with QF. Likewise, in the aftermath of AF447, I did not hesitate to fly on board another A330.

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RE: Would You Feel OK Flying On The 787?

Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:47 pm

Quoting UA787DEN (Reply 5):
The Comets fell apart. 707s/DC-8s were a lot more dangerous than this thing.

As was the A320.

There were three very high profile crashes of the A320 during its first few years of service. People were aware of this, even before this "information age", and after maintenance delays, it was all we could do to keep people on the plane!

Just like the A320, the B787 will go on to become just another workhorse.
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