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Airbus 340 versus Boeing 777
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Monday, 07 January 2008 20:04

Dear Capt Lim,

I am a confessed fearful flyer and thus found your website quite helpful and informative. I concur with your theory that knowledge is the best way to combat fear, particularly fear of flying that I feel is irrational on my part but overpowering nonetheless. Unless compelled to fly, I avoid air travel at all costs.

A few months ago, I had to travel to Seoul from San Francisco on business. I deliberately chose Singapore Airlines because of their excellent reputation in terms of safety and service. The experience was quite pleasant, although it did not permanently allay my fears of flying. I noted at the time I flew on this route, Singapore was operating A340s.

However, as I was browsing Singapore Airlines website, I discovered that they are now operating 777s on this route. Given Singapore's pronounced commitment to operating a modern fleet, I wonder if their example indicates that 777s are finding acceptance in the commercial aviation community?

Do you find that fellow pilots embrace the 777 over other commercial jetliners? Is it fair to say that the 777 represents the "cutting edge" of aircraft engineering, and therefore, one can safely presume that it is the safest aircraft in operation?

Thank you for your help, and your website is truly a valuable resource.

Regards,

James

Hi James,

I am glad you found benefit in browsing through my Website.

I am not aware of Singapore Airlines' rationale to change from Airbus 340 to Boeing 777 on the Seoul to San Francisco route. As I have mentioned many times before in my FAQs on this topic, amongst other advantages, the Boeing 777 is more comfortable when you are caught in air turbulence.

As regards to whether fellow pilots embrace the Boeing 777 to other Commercial jetliners because of its 'cutting-edge' technology, it is very subjective. Who doesn't want to drive the latest brand new model of Mercedes anyway?

Regarding the safety of the Boeing 777, the comparative statistics (see my topic on this subject) speak for themselves.

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