Social media hysteria rules the day. American Airlines reported in 14,000 flights, there have be NO REPORTS of any flight management irregularities with the MAX 8. I repeat, no irregularities. I would fly on a MAX 8 in the hands of a WN or AA pilot today. We still have zero data on what happened on ET. We have no idea what happened. The flight recorders are on there way to Europe for analysis. This is taking way too long. When the plan is fully exonerated, which IMHO it will be, there will be a lot of egg on many hysterical faces.
I think you need to see this from a different viewpoint.
Who cares about egg on the face if this turns out to a false narrative. Better to error on the side of caution. What if there was another crash?
There are enough similiarities that a line has been crossed, as the Canadians said today.
And pilots from US airliners have complained as well. A plane might not have crashed, but just the fact that there have been incidents of strange pitching is rather alarming, wouldn't you say?
Boeing is looking a lot like GM lately, refusing to recall cars until it is too late. Very arrogant.
By the way, look up how much that cost GM in the long run.