Designed/made by Boeing in last few yrs = flying coffin
Have done a few long hauls (12+ hours each way) on the Dreamliner - very nice, very quiet but also on the back of my mind the entire flight was the build process and all of the problems.Have also done an equal number of long hauls on the Airbus A350 which I prefer.
Even though "design problems" with the hydraulic piston actuator for the rudder have been implemented - no definite answer has ever been offered by anyone and the cause(s) remain speculative.
DooDahMan saysEven though "design problems" with the hydraulic piston actuator for the rudder have been implemented - no definite answer has ever been offered by anyone and the cause(s) remain speculative.It was pilot error. 100%. Pilots can shut down all those automated systems. Shit, kill the engines and glide it home. Shut off electric generators. This is all taught to pilots. Not defending Boeing, but to blame it on a company that's made essentially the same planes for decades is foolish. Take a look at the airlines and their training. You can override all these systems. They trained for it on the 737 Max as it came out. Almost every modern American plane crash lies at the pilots feet. Mechanical engineers are meticulous. Errors can be made, but the systems are redundant and can be overriden by an average pilot with under 1k hours. In general and with instructio...
Primarily I use Delta and opt for Premium Economy - nice price point between torture and heaven
Just go first or business if you're going to fly the legacy airlines. Any economy on Delta is shit even the fake upgraded ones. Even my first class experience on Delta was shitty.