From: Niccolai Murphy <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Aerostructures Inc. Date: 22 Jan 96 04:40:35 References: 1 2
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Jean-Francois Mezei wrote: > > In article <airliners.1996.7@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Andrew Chuang <email@example.com> writes: > > In this and other related newsgroups, most people seem to like Boeing's > > planes much better than Airbus's. Since these newsgroups are dominated by > > US audience, I was curious whether people from other parts of the world > > share the same view. > > Since Airbus has about 30% of the market (approx), it should be expected that > the "public opinion" might follow these numbers more or less. Hence, you might > expect about 70% of airline employees to prefer Boeing. > > As well, asking a 747-400 captain for his opinion on the smaller Airbus planes > is perhaps not 100% fair. Asking a 737 captain to compare a 320 would be more > fair. Actually Andrew Chuang's point is that, in this case >>>public opinion<<< as you refer to it, consists of a largely US population since that is the largest component of the internet population. So the 70/30 split doesnt really apply.