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Old 16th Dec 2019, 21:39
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B******t...

But they will know well in advance which airframe it is as they will either have sold 189 seats (738) or 200 seats (Max) on the flight....
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 01:50
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Originally Posted by RexBanner View Post
The age could have been overheard in a different conversation, unless that was the only thing the lady in question said all flight.
You obviously haven't dealt with many geriatrics. They announce their age at the start of a sentence to almost every new person they meet. "Young man, I an 87 years old, and I want to know if this is one of those 737 Maxies?"
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 05:47
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Originally Posted by msbbarratt View Post


Agreed. I’m no fan of Ryanair’s service, but if the EUASA say it’s good to go then it’s good to go. Trillion dollar question is, will they?

My concern is that the MAX doesn’t get to fly again, which would be bad news for Ryanair and its staff, and prices on other airlines will go up.
Yes, the 737max will fly again. Too many orders on that plane to cancel...even though new aircraft & a clean sheet design definitely wouldn‘t hurt.
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 06:33
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Originally Posted by TheFiddler View Post
But they will know well in advance which airframe it is as they will either have sold 189 seats (738) or 200 seats (Max) on the flight....
my outfit changes aircraft on a particular flight overnight from an A319 to A320 to B737, all depending on weather, tickets sold etc.
im sure that applies to ryanair as well.
route A is planned with a NG, route B with a MAX. If route A is overbooked and B only has a 80% loadfactor, the aircraft will change if they are on the same base. You simply cannot promise an aircraft type, there are to many unknown variables
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 07:40
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When I book any flight online, they don’t tell me whether the scheduled pilots can manually fly an airplane or not.
if anyone would crash a max due to the same cause, they simply shouldn’t be allowed into the flight deck.

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Old 17th Dec 2019, 20:10
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Of course they will know in advance where the max will be flying because to start off with they will not have engineering coverage in all locations to cover the new aircraft as they will be very different to the 800's from an engine perspective and other variables. The small matter of a different config in the cabin, seat maps, purchasing allocated seating etc... They will have to deal with upgrading and downgrading aircraft the same as any other mixed fleet airline but they will build a schedule with the max's flying on specific routes at set times. To say they won't know what the plan is beforehand is a complete and utter lie.
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 21:30
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Originally Posted by 70 Mustang View Post
When I book any flight online, they don’t tell me whether the scheduled pilots can manually fly an airplane or not.
if anyone would crash a max due to the same cause, they simply shouldn’t be allowed into the flight deck.
no they shouldn’t. But they are. . But we mostly know which airlines have the highest standards and would be most likely to handle say an MCAS runaway well. I fly with them. Always have done.
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ps I reckon that some airlines flying the max are going to start training a whole lot better. And that will soon get out.
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 21:38
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How do you expect them to inform passengers from before if they don't know plane allocations themselves? These aircraft have much higher capacity I am guessing FR will be keeping an eye on loads up to the last minute to try and maintain as high a load factor as possible. If people wont budge on the price they are willing to pay for a seat and they are really that concerned with Boeing then book a flight with Wizz or Easy on an A320.
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 19:08
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When I book a train or bus/coach journey, the type of vehicle is not stated... why should it be different for airlines?
I booked LHR-YVR (return) earlier in the year for November, and got "stuck" on a 747 instead of the A380 that was being used when I made my booking. Upset? yes but not something I could complain about
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