Late last year and earlier this year, there were two big plane crashes which claimed the lives of hundreds of people. The tragic loss was due to issues with the Boeing 737 Max which was redesigned to fly more passengers in an alleged attempt for Boeing to match up with it’s competitor, Airbus.
While there were lots of news regarding the issues with the aeroplane which were said to be issues with it’s software as pilots were having difficulties controlling it leading to the disastrous crashes. What upset people, including pilots was the fact that Boeing failed to address the software issue even after the first crash until the second one happened and then the 737 Max had been grounded ever since.
Recently, there was a report by the Los Angeles Times which states that air travelers are now scared of flying the 737 Max. In fact, there was a survey conducted by the Atmosphere Research Group which suggests that nearly half of those travelers would actually avoid a 737 Max flight even if it meant paying more for an alternative trip.
Almost 20% of those respondent said that they’d completely avoid the 737 Max if and when the fleet is finally cleared for travel once more. It was just as little as 14% of the respondents who were willing to risk a trip on the disastrous planes.
In the survey, there were about 2,000 recent fliers who were tasked to answer about 38 questions for the poll which doesn’t look in favor of Boeing that has over 350 of the 737 Max aircraft now grounded. The company had tested the software upgrades that could prevent crashes in the future but those two crashes within last year and this early year had made people fear flying the plane.