Sorry wrong date - should be 041110
On TV news just now at 9.30pm one of the departing passengers said "Give me a Boeing anytime".
I like the 747 and the 777.
The other plane? After viewing a TV documentary of how it is made, did not get a lot of confidence. Different countries want to make a part, so that each country's workers (the politician's political base) do not lose out. Not sure if this is the best way to do plane manufacturing design + engineering.
The difference is that when Boeing makes it, ONE company from ONE country calls the shots on design, engineering and manufacturing decisions, even if the parts come from various suppliers.
With the other plane, it may be a delicate political balancing act amongst a few countries in a continent.