Jomar777 wrote:I get your point but consider the paradox: "the only thing that'd make me comfortable with the idea of stepping on that thing, would be yearsss of operation under more carriers, with more units...". You would only feel comfortable flying in one when a lot of airlines have used them but yet hope they do not (well... at least DL...).
You only need to read the last three words to see the flaw in this statement.
I'd have no reason to care if essentially every other network carrier in the world operated 737MAXs; I'm just happy to have one that doesn't.
The fact that it's my longtime near-exclusive carrier, is bonus.
DXTraveler wrote:I'm with LAX772LR, going to wait this one out for a few years. It's not an irrational position. I flew out of ADD the morning of the ET crash on another flight departing about 45 minutes behind it. I watched a few 737's take off that morning and often wonder if that ill fated flight was one of them. Thankfully I was never in any danger but that experience shook me in a way I've not had before.
I know someone who was checked-in for UA93 on 9/11, and had his physical boarding pass already printed. In fact, most people here know him, as he was an extremely popular member back in the early '00s. But at the last minute, his waitlist for a nonstop cleared, so he switched to that instead of going via SFO.
He still keeps the pass.