Passengers Would Pay $150 More To Avoid Boeing Airplanes

Passengers Would Pay $150 More To Avoid Boeing Airplanes
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A survey has revealed that passengers would pay up to $150 more on their tickets to avoid flying on aircraft built by Boeing.

Passenger sentiment about the manufacturer has dipped negatively following the Alaska Airlines incident in January.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Passengers Would Pay $150 More To Avoid Boeing Airplanes…

Passengers Would Pay $150 More To Avoid Boeing Airplanes
Photo Credit: Boeing.

In the survey released by Casinos, half of their respondents said they would pay more than $50-150 for tickets to avoid Boeing aircraft.

19% would pay more than $151-250 and nearly seven per cent paying more than $250 to avoid the aircraft.

71% of respondents believe it’s important to them to know the type of aircraft they will be flying.

Nearly half are also aware of the negative press coverage that the American planemaker has received in the last three months.

26.5% have not seen the coverage surrounding the Alaska Airlines incident.

11.1% believe that the coverage has been positive, with 14.3% believing it’s both positive & negative.

Furthermore, safety concerns are higher for Boeing (21.37% very concerned), than Airbus (13.79%.

Safety Concerns At The Heart of This…

Passengers Would Pay $150 More To Avoid Boeing Airplanes
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This isn’t just bad news for Boeing, but also for the airlines who have ordered their aircraft.

If the issues surrounding the American planemaker continue, then this sentiment could increase.

Furthermore, for the airlines, this could make or break revenue streams going into the future.

That being said, however, the survey cohort of 2,000 people is of course nowhere near the number it needs to be to get the bigger picture.

But it does show a reflection of the appearance to the Boeing brand in the aftermath of Alaska Airlines flight AS1282.


Photo Credit: Boeing.

In conclusion, this survey does highlight the sentiment amongst passengers when it comes to Boeing aircraft.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on whether bigger surveys will be released pertinent to this.

If more people are surveyed and the figures remain the same or increase, then this isn’t good news for the planemaker.

But for now, all eyes are on the manufacturer to see how far they can get with moving on from the MAX 9 crisis.

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