Antarius wrote:WayexTDI wrote:NonTechAvLover wrote:
Repeat after me: “Nobody, except for a.netters and a few active pilots, knows the kind of plane they are flying. And, even if they knew, all the flying public cares about is the price of the ticket, not the kind of plane they are flying on. “
Take a deep breath and repeat again. Look, after a few repetitions, you will either be convinced that the MAX has no issues whatsoever upon RtS or you will be hyperventilating. Isn’t the first preferable?
Besides the condescending tone of your comment, you might forget we are in 2020 and every single mention of the 737 MAX in the media (and spread like wildfire by the so-called "social media") reminds the reader of the checkered past of the plane. People might not be able to identify what a 737 MAX really is, but they (at least the worrying types) will surely ask the gate agent what plane it is; and, if the plane agent (who acts on behalf of the airline, even if not an airline employee) lies to the passengers, this is have a snowballing effect with litigation and all.
If there was absolutely no issue with the name "737 MAX", why did Ryanair had their 737 MAX 200 repainted "737-8200"??? Only one reason: to hide from the public that the plane is a 737 MAX.
To quote your own comment: repeat after me, "do not underestimate the irrational fear of the flying public".
They will rebrand, the public will soon forget, the world will move on.
Just like the Hindenburg you mean? We are all flying zeppelins these days, right?