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TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

MH going concern?

Years later when we're watching Air Crash Investigations, will they cite this incident as one of the factors leading to the demise of MH as the entity it currently is?

Your thoughts?

raymac

Malaysia Airlines - Enrich

Member since 21 Mar 2014

Total posts 11

I certainly hope not. MAS are an excellent airline and with this appearing to being no fault of theirs I am feeling very sad for their loss and all the Australians onboard.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Absolutely! But will the general public vote with their feet?

I already know many who have reservations about flying them due to the unsolved nature of the Beijing flight.

Hugo

Member since 12 Jun 2013

Total posts 217

Sensible people won't. But there's a lot of superstitious people in certain countries. So, who knows?

eminere

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Sep 2013

Total posts 370

Ray, agreed. If this is confirmed to be an act of terrorism it could've happened to any carrier.  But of course cue the next rising tide of accusations against MH that it was all their fault.

QF015

Member since 08 May 2013

Total posts 7

+1 They have certainly done it tough in 2014 with loss of souls.  I travelled on them little over 2 weeks ago and they were fantastic in all criteria. RIP to those on board MH17 Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRD) :(

QF015

Member since 08 May 2013

Total posts 7

+1 They have certainly done it tough in 2014 with loss of souls.  I travelled on them little over 2 weeks ago and they were fantastic in all criteria. RIP to those on board MH17 Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRD) :(

FrequentFlyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Mar 2012

Total posts 191

These events will substaintially damage the MAS brand, they'll lose a lot of money... but I think it's also likely the Malaysian government will support them and they will eventually come out ok. All the news is really quite devastating though a lot of lives will be affected

Gian

VA Platinum

Member since 26 Mar 2014

Total posts 88

Unfortunately many people who don't understand that there were many aircraft from many airlines at the time of the incident will no longer book MH or will cancel their upcoming MH flights.

I believe the airline will survive as it's government backed. Its a great Airline, flown with them many times, will fly with them again if I need to.

Almost all of us who have flown to to/from Europe have transited the exact air corridor the incident happened. Horrible coincidence that it was a MH plane.

Fair to say at this early stage the Russians have alot of blood on their hands.

RIP to all on board.

Merc25

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2013

Total posts 317

Firstly my heart goes out to the the relative's of the dead on MH 17.but this is going to effect MH bookings in the future  even though this was beyond their control people will vote with their feet.MH is already bleeding financially ,I hope it does not kill the airline off as MH is a great airline to fligh with.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 762

I hope not... but they were already struggling before these two incidents... which at least one and maybe two, aren't their entire fault.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 762

Condolences to the loved ones of the victims. I hope you are helped through this though time.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 762

*tough time*

Gian

VA Platinum

Member since 26 Mar 2014

Total posts 88

Friend of mine who is a travel agent has apparently already had many people calling this morning asking to change/cancel their MH and even KLM bookings. I guess because it was a KLM codeshare some people must think that's a bad omen too.

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,293

Undoubtedly this is a tragic turn of events, but I believe the sensible flyer will recognise that this is no fault of MH - in fact, neither MH370 nor MH17 is of their own doing, rather it is sheer bad luck - and will continue to value their excellent product and service once the last door has been closed and armed, but among us on this forum I think we can agree that the 'sensible flyer' does not constitute much of a majority of the flying public, the vast majority of whom are easily given to more basic instincts like cheap flights and mass hysteria.

As far as MH the airline goes, its reputation and business will take a massive hit (too soon?), but I think they will survive once the hysteria dies down - or at least I hope they will, given I have family booked on their SYD and AKL flights later this year.

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