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Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On  
User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7915 times:

The majority of us tend to fly on narrowbodies and RJs for most of our trips. So if you are going to be on a narrowbody (including RJs) what is your preference?

I love flying on the 737-800, I find it to be really comfortable. Even when I was in the middle seat I didn't feel too cramped.

My least favorite has been the ERJ-145, just too cramped for me. It just wasn'y made for people 6' and taller. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the ERJ-145 also have a foot-rest that serves only one purpose...to dig into my shins the entire flight. Though that's just a minor annoyance, all that really matters is that you get there safely, and the ERJ-145 has done that for me every time.

I really hope I get a chance to fly on an AirTran 717, American MD-80, and one of the E-Jets someday. Though I've heard the Mad Dog can be hell, I want to get on one of these before they're gone. And I've only heard the best about the E-Jets.

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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7916 times:

I'm a Rocket Man baby!
B757-200 is the only narrow way to fly!


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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7912 times:

B752 gets my vote, then the B738, B739, and last the E145XR! Now you bring back the B722's sign me up for that as #2.


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User currently onlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7908 times:

DC-9
737 (any variant) (tie)
B1900D (tie)

There-top three of all the narrowbodies I flew on.



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User currently offlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7910 times:

As someone who travels with my wife but no children, my favorite is any aircraft that has only two seats (window and aisle seat) on either one or both sides (assuming we are flying coach). That way neither of us has to sit in a middle seat (assuming the plane is full). That includes virtually all of the regional jets, as well as the DC-9/MD-80/MD-90 family.

User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7907 times:

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 1):
B757-200 is the only narrow way to fly!

I've heard it's a kick ass ride. I was going to be on a CO 757 when I flew home in September, but I got to the airport so early I was able to get on an earlier flight on a 737-800.
Hey, 757-200 or four extra hours with my girlfriend. I take choice 2.  Smile


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11701 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 7902 times:

Least favourite would have to be the 145, I've flown on it once, and I intend to fly on the 135 once as well, but then that shall be it! They are cramped and uncomfortable.

Favourite actual narrowbody would be the EMB170. Very comfortable, nice sized windows and also quiet in cruise. Good flights all round.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 7898 times:

757 with RR engines no contest. I also like the IAE airbuses though, dunno why, just do

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7897 times:

The 727, back when NW used to fly them, I also love the 737-200 back when DL flew them. But I like the DC-9, good thing that NW still flies them.

User currently offline113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7891 times:

I actually liked the B707 and B720B best but got lots of time on the good old 727 series. Those days are gone. The 757 is pretty good but I've come to really enjoy the B737-800/900.

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7888 times:

I was very surprised on how wide the seats were on the E190 the first time I got to sit and fly in one. It was really quite comfortable! I make it my new favorite narrowbody to fly in.


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User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7881 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 6):
Favourite actual narrowbody would be the EMB170. Very comfortable, nice sized windows and also quiet in cruise. Good flights all round.

Some have said that CO will eventually get 170s...can't wait for that.


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7841 times:

Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 4):
as well as the DC-9/MD-80/MD-90 family.

As long as I'm on the two seat side.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7839 times:

DC9 or MD80 due to the 2-3 seating. I always get an "A" seat.

Mark


User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3222 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7835 times:

BAC 146. 2-3 layout, high wing. Love em!


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7834 times:

Then:

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Now:
For Comfort:

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or
For Speed:


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User currently offlineNonfirm From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7829 times:


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7811 times:

A320 series, followed by the B757, followed by the DC9/MD80/MD90/B717 series, followed by the ERJ145 and Dash 8 turpoprops.

Haven't flown on the larger Embraers yet, but have only heard good things about them... so I hope I'll be able to try them out soon.

The ones I try to avoid whenever possible are ATR turboprops, CRJ regionaljets and B737s of all types.



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7805 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 15):
For Speed:

The 72's were no slouch on speed either......most 75's I'd think econ around .80 range and the 72's didn't care about econ from what I am told and seen...go till you can't hear yourself think up front then hold that speed!!  Smile

Loved that Alaska 72 pic....used to get them through IAH long time ago when AA did a crew swap at DFW to the Eskimo tail.



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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7795 times:

Either the 757:
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or the MD-80
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I love flying on both of them. The take offs are so fast.



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User currently offlinePDXtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7795 times:

I love the 757. So much power!

User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7785 times:

My alltime fav. is a tie beetween the 752 and the A319. I also like the MD-80. My least favorite is the CRJ anything(except for the 900, havent tried it yet.)

User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1453 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 7777 times:

I love flying on the B 737-800. I like the A 319 and 321 as well.


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 7759 times:

Quoting Usair320 (Reply 21):
My least favorite is the CRJ anything(except for the 900, havent tried it yet.)

If you don't like the CRJ-700, then you won't like the CRJ-900.

My favorites are the 757-200 and the 737-NG, although with the right airline, I may even enjoy the A320 series (i.e. Frontier). I also liked my one flight on the DC-9 series (specifically an MD-88 flight) just because of the special seating configuration.


User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7689 times:

Just wondering, it is rare that you hear that someone absolutely hates the EJ-135/145, but it seems most hate the CRJ series. What makes them so much worse than Embraer? I have yet to fly on a CRJ.

25 Dc10srule : I recently flew on a CO 737-800 followed by a NW DC9-50. I found I was much more comfortable on the DC-9 as it felt like I had more room to stretch my
26 IAHFLYR : I hate the 2X2 seating, much more friendly 1X2 on the E135/145's IMO! Next the CRJ window is very low, most adults do not actually see out of it even
27 Falstaff : I have always liked the DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, MD-95 (717). The only wide bodies I ever flew on until I got out of high school were TWA L1011s and they w
28 Post contains links and images FlySSC : : View Large View MediumPhoto © Aviantex - Alexander Jonsson View Large View MediumPhoto © Vatche Mitilian View Large View MediumPhoto &cop
29 Delta767300ER : I prefer the Boeing 757-300 with Northwest. I love the ultra-long cabin and the spacious design. Legroom could be better but I cant complain. I absolu
30 Post contains images ZBA320 : For the thrill it would have to be a 752 RR, naturally. Boeing built it like a tank. For comfort it would have to be A320. I do love those birds!!
31 Delta767300ER : Not a bad choice. I like the 752 but with P&W Engines. RR's sound like a buzzsaw. The A-320 is is a great aircraft. I prefer the A-320 series over an
32 Post contains images Mexicana757 : My favorite narrow body to fly on:
33 Scoliodon : The 757..period. The best narrowbody ever.
34 Vatveng : My favorite is the 717, it has been since my first 717 flight in 2003. I've loved the 737-800 since I first flew on the type in 2005. Very comfortable
35 Post contains images N31029 : 752. Is there anything else? Blessings, N31029
36 ZBBYLW : Wow lots or people going with boeing (not trying to start A vs B), however i have found that the 320 series is very comfortable and althouhg only abou
37 Post contains images FighterPilot : Having never flown on the 757 I can't choose that. However I'm going to say my favorite is the 737-700. Yeah the A320 is nice, but not quite as nice a
38 QXatFAT : I am all about the CRJ-700. I love to fly on this plane as much as I can. The only other one I enjoy flying is HP/US 734 or CO 738.
39 AlexPorter : Another comment about the CRJ: For me, if I'm in the window seat its awful, but if I'm in the aisle, it's great (except the lavs). I honestly think th
40 HighFlyer9790 : 757 all the way!!!!!!
41 Post contains links and images Garri767 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Nicholas A Vollaro or View Large View MediumPhoto © Nicholas A Vollaro Garri767
42 B707Stu : My name says it all folks. There was only one real single aisle aircraft worth its weight in Gold and it's my beloved B707 (preference for the 300 ver
43 HPLASOps : Nothing beats sitting in the back row of a 752 or a 753 and getting the feeling of "tailwhipped" as the plane makes a u-turn out of a horseshoe gate.
44 MEACEDAR : I love the A319 from United, and United only. I usually fly coach, sometime Economy plus. I flew MCO-LAX on DL's 752 and it was way to cramped (mostly
45 Post contains images 747400sp : You can not beat a 757! The quality is almost like a wide body.
46 Post contains images ThePRGuy : A320 Series of Airbus have got to be an allround combination, ample takeoff performance + comfortable cruise. 757 has to be my favourite for sheer tak
47 Post contains images Springbok747 : B757, then the CRJ. Nothing beats the 757 though, those RRs are awesome
48 TRVYYZ : I too would like to fly a 757.
49 ATLAaron : Well I love the 757 based on it's abilities and the economics behind it, however I must say that the 738 is a more comfortable ride. Also gotta love t
50 Post contains images ZKSUJ : I like the 737s. Only been on t6he -200 and -200 but its a very nice feeling when you have so much acceleration on take off. Love the roar of the engi
51 B707Stu : OK, now that I got my 707 rant over with, as far as contemporary single aisle aircraft, I have 2. The A321 for comfort in the economy cabin - I loved
52 Post contains images Freedom747 : B-727-200 What a rock-solid bird. B-757-200 What an overpowered beast
53 Post contains images A300605R : For comfort: for fun:
54 AAden : md-80 ot the 767 AAden
55 JpetekYXMD80 : 767 a narrow-body? As for me, the 717 or 757!
56 Danairbus : Boeing 757 or an MD-80.
57 Post contains links and images 777jaah : My choice will be 757s. I have a business trip on friday BOG-MDE, a 30 min ride, and I booked it with AV in the right time to be able to get a ride in
58 RAFVC10 : The newest Embraer E170 is my favourite. My second choice are the Mad Dogs.
59 Paul : MD's are pure shite. They are old, noisy and nasty. The most comfortable is the A321. Its so quiet, light and long. Its a great plane to be on.
60 Post contains links and images Eric777 : I got to with the 757. Nothing beats takeoff of course, but what a versatile aircraft. View Large View MediumPhoto © John E. Jauchler
61 TrijetsRMissed : I'm sure you will, just a matter of time. AA MD-80's are everywhere, you'll find yourself on one someday. The Mad Dogs aren't that bad, as long as yo
62 Post contains images Captaink : MD80 everyday... The 737-800 and A320 series are second.
63 AAFLT1871 : Nothing like a takeoff on a 757. I will be sad the day they get retired from service. I will take a flight out of my way if there is a 757 involved.
64 Post contains images CO7e7 :
65 TrijetsRMissed : Now that's a bit harsh. Clearly some of us would beg to differ.
66 Post contains images Swissy : 752 with RR power DC 9, 372, 272 because of the noiseeeeeeeeeee 319 comfy and a little hot rot Cheers,
67 Post contains links and images SiouxATC : of course the 752, and the 753. View Large View MediumPhoto © Adam Wright View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Kopczak no contest. In terms of
68 Post contains links and images CrazyHorse : View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark H Such a great plane, without a doubt the nicest Narrowbody aircraft to fly on.
69 Continental123 : I love the E-190. Try to fly on it as often as I can.
70 BAtriple7 : A319. Love the comfort, and think it's a great looking plane. Then the 752. No explanation needed.
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