First flight done, can the 737 MAX become a legend?

And also my 16th Birthday - probably the most depressing birthday I ever had.

But really glad to see the 737 MAX finally flying commercial flights again.

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Im gonna give this aircraft like 1 month then I could like it, Don’t get me wrong I don’t hate this aircraft…

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Ya im gonna wait a bit before I fly on it just to see if its really safe

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My dad goes in January to be re-trained on the MAX. Im super excited

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I know everyone’s going to dislike this opinion, but I’m never going to fly on a MAX, regardless of the changes made. It was a poorly made plane, even without accounting for the software issues. No thank you

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Even though I know it’s probably safe, I’m not going to fly on one anytime soon. I’m not going to use my own money to support a program that was so irresponsible and ended up killing hundreds.

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Same :)

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Yall are missing outttt

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Gonna have to be honest: I am going on SWA in June next year and the destination is a really long route so I am really hoping they put a MAX on the route so I can fly one!

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That’s so cool

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I was supposed to fly on three max’s this year and last, but groundings and kovid

Ideally, I’d avoid it for a year or two because Boeing really messed up big with this jet.

That said, if I was flying somewhere and the only reasonable time of day flight was on a MAX, I’d settle for it.

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A third crash related to the MAX would be the end of Boeing and the FAA’s remaining credibility. I don’t think that Boeing would have repeated the same mistake this time round. Personally, I’d trust the MAX, but I’ll wait for the Europeans to clear it, not like I have a choice.

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Boeing is considered too big to fail.

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Just like American Airlines right?

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I remember where I was when ET302 Happened.
We were in Galveston for vacation and the night before we left we saw it on the news. As breaking news. When we came home we heard that it was being grounded. Glad to see that it is back

The engine’s weight is too much for how far forward the wings are. They can’t move the wings tho cuz then it would mess up the flight characteristics

People are gonna very quickly forget the MAX, just like how people have forgotten the issues with the DC-10.
Although the public will forget it, just like the DC-10, 12 year old ‘Ryanair bad’ type aviation geeks are going to jump up and down about how dangerous the MAX is for the next 30 years or so. They do it with the DC-10 despite the facts saying it is a rather safe aircraft, safer than some 747 variants.

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EXACTLY. Instead of designing a new airframe they were lazy and sought out the quick fix.

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They have had the same airframe design since the beginning. They have just modified little things like how long it is and other stuff