Discussion: Boeing Stops Charging Extra For Safety Feature On Troubled Max Jets

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And wait until we find out there was and actuary somewhere who calculated the cost benefit of including it versus the probability of death .
Unfortunately for those 400 people Boeing rolled snake eyes

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Wait a minute, wings were optional?

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I wonder how much extra the airlines were billed for these options???

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This is from The Onion, right?

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Gambling with peoples’ lives.

Hang them all.

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Seems like the bargain of the year.

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What do you mean wait? Of course there was, but it was framed a tad differently than death for plausible deniability…

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Security equipment - optional.
Pilot training on the actual plane model to be flown - optional.

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You have to swipe a Discover card to activate the fire suppression system in the luggage hold. Don’t try American Express, even if you’re current some sort of glitch always declines it.

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But you don’t get the Air Miles when you do…

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Thank God they dont build automobiles.

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If only the Hindenburg hadn’t upcharged for hydrogen…

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Unbelievable. Just f______ing unbelievable.

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This ought to open them to a raft of loss-of-life lawsuits, as well it should. Greedy bastards. Not too mention criminal charges against the executives who put the policy in place.

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That’s ok …

Boeing will just make up the lost revenue by charging extra
to put enough fuel in it ----

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I wonder what Shanahan’s role was in this debacle…

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parachutes —

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The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors.

The upgraded “key sensors,” which do not suffer from the problem of providing “faulty information,” are available only in limited quantities and for a very steep price.

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Found this:
The exact price of the safety features is unknown, but what is known is that Boeing makes a pretty penny from these “add ons,” potentially accounting for around 5 percent of the final price of the aircraft, based on data extrapolated from a 2013 report by consulting firm Jackson Square Aviation. What’s also known is that lower-cost airlines like Ethiopian and Indonesia’s Lion Air may be less likely to purchase the add ons. U.S.-based carriers like Southwest and American purchased the particular safety upgrades at issue for their 737 Max planes, according to the Times. United Airlines did not.

Sale Price around 100 million
Puts it at about 5 mil

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