N776AU wrote:tullamarine wrote:Polot wrote:I don’t know why you guys assume in PR that DL would announce the original the source of the aircraft. They would just announce they are buying/leasing secondhand 737s from lessor X and probably not mention Lionair once in the press release.
Aviation publications and us would know, but most of the general public does not read those articles nor care enough to do further research.
Correct, most people wouldn’t even know or care what type of plane they were on let alone who previously operated it. If pax perceptions were really an issue the MAX would never have flown again but this is not the case.
I noticed flying a MAX with Southwest a couple weeks ago that the crew did their damndest to portray the aircraft as a 737-800. Seems deceitful to me.
Exactly what did they say to give that impression? I flew on one recently as well. The model type was not even mentioned by any crew member.