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What Modernday Aircraft Will Be A Missed?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3508 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 4812 times:

Today, a lot of people talk about how they missed the Concorde, 747, L1011, DC10 and 727 on main line routes. I was wondering what are some of todays airliners, that will be missed when they are retired 20 to 30 years from now? My vote A380, 777 and 787, What yours?

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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3296 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4805 times:

The 757.

What won't be missed? The 737 and A320 series.



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User currently offlinePacNWJet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 963 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4803 times:

Its lifespan on mainline routes probably is less than 20-30 years way, but I will miss the DC-9/MD-80/B717 series aircraft. If you fly coach and are part of a party of two people (yourself and your significant other), the 2-3 seating on the DC-9/MD-80/B717 allows you to choose 2 seats on one side of the aircraft thereby avoiding the middle seat issue on a fully loaded 737. If my wife and I are flying coach, we prefer 2-3 seating in the DC-9/MD-80/B717 over the 3-3 seating of a 737 any day.

User currently offlineLrdc9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 610 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4797 times:

Definatly the M80. What a great bird. And it has served us all well, even the airlines. Will be missed, teardrop


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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4788 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
that will be missed when they are retired 20 to 30 years from now

NOT the NW DC-9.  Wink

I will miss the 757, 747, 777, A330, A340, MD-80 series (if they're gone).



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11617 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4785 times:

I will miss the 757 for it's amazing take offs and great looks, the MD11 is a few years when the last pax variants go in for conversion, and the MD80 variants in 20-30 years time when even they cease to ply the skies.

Overall though, I'll miss the BAe 146. Great aircraft, versatile, comfortable, just a little bit too fuel thirsty for most operators these days.


Dan Smile



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3508 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4781 times:

Please for give the extra A in the heading?

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11617 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 6):
Please for give the extra A in the heading?

Of course we know that you meant it to mean that Airbus aircraft will be missed more  Wink



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4773 times:

Title: "What Moderday Aircraft Will Be A Missed?

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 6):
Please for give the extra A in the heading?

In exchange for the extra A there is a N missing in moderNday, so don't worry ...  Wink

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
Overall though, I'll miss the BAe 146.

This one hardly will make my list. As far as my (limited) experience with BAe146/AVRO's stands today, I only have negative views of this a/c in my mind, but this appears to be more the fault of the airline itself rather than that of the manufacturer.
Two things the manufacturer is to blame for are:
- Its rather slow speed is a bit annoying, especially when flying longer sectors.
- The unique sound that is created when flaps are being set for landing. No other modern a/c generates such a sound (and so loud, even on the ground).

  • One type I will miss is the Fokker 70 (more than the F100).
    Great 2-3 seating, full-size overhead bins, own air-stairs, rather quiet.
    (I deliberately am neglecting a somewhat indifferent dispatch reliability in KL's hands here ...)
  • Saab 2000
  • One already dieing breed: A300 / A310
  • In the more distant future: A321 (not 318, 319 and 320), 330, 340-600 (but not -200, -300).

-HT



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11617 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4768 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 8):
One type I will miss is the Fokker 70 (more than the F100).
Great 2-3 seating, full-size overhead bins, own air-stairs, rather quiet.
(I deliberately am neglecting a somewhat indifferent dispatch reliability in KL's hands here ...)

Ahh, yes, I had forgotten about the Fokkers, wonderful little aircraft. Wouldn't mind trying out the LCY route at some point with Austrian.

I can see what you mean about the 146, the flaps especially! I did find myself cursing it earlier this year after 5 hours sat on an RJ100, that was painful, but aside of that I just love it for the shape and the power on takeoff from short runways, which otherwise would not see a jet service at all.


Dan  Smile



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User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4767 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 1):
The 757.

What won't be missed? The 737 and A320 series.

I think you have them mixed up. LOL JP wont miss those dumb fuckin Airbus 320's

Quoting Lrdc9 (Reply 3):
Definatly the M80. What a great bird. And it has served us all well, even the airlines. Will be missed, teardrop

Yeah Me too {busts out crying}  cry 



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4765 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
short runways, which otherwise would not see a jet service at all.

That, of course, is a valid point.  checkmark 

Recently I ended up in a RJ100 HB-IYQ (ex G-CFAH by CitiExpress) that still had the 6-abreast seating installed with only 5 seats sold. The problem was, that unlike all (or "most") a/c in LX's fleet they did not sell / assign the seats 2-3 but 3-2, making my 07B a middle seat, whereas on most other LX's RJs it would have been an (welcomed) aisle seat ...  Sad
Flight was fully booked, hot in the cabin, delayed and making progress to my homebase rather slowly (compared to AB's Airbuses on that route).
-HT



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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2331 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 4728 times:

I'll miss the DC-9/MD-80, the JT8D's are classic. The MD-90 will also be missed as it's a very unique aircraft and the quietest airliner I've ever flown. I expect the 717 to still be in service in 20 years, but you never know. I'll miss the 757 for being such an overpowered aircraft, and the 744 because I think a 747 looks best with winglets. Lastly, the A340 for the simple fact of not being a twin. The 777 will still be around in 20-30 years. The 737 and A320 would have to be at the very bottom of my list for mainline aircraft.

Modern aircraft that I already miss which are gone or very few and far between include: MD-11, A300/310, F100



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4709 times:

No one will miss NWA DC-9's thirty years from now 'cause they'll still be flying!  duck 


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User currently offlineNEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 711 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4709 times:

With most of todays aircraft looking pretty much the same in design and just different in size i wonder if maybe an airline or two will be more missed than the aircraft...some great airlines have gone in the recent past and a few now are just holding it together.


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User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 4709 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 13):
No one will miss NWA DC-9's thirty years from now 'cause they'll still be flying!

Ha Ha Ha LOL  laughing 



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User currently offlineInbarD From Israel, joined Jan 2007, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4709 times:

I think many people will miss the 744 and the 777, they're both great aircraft.

User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4709 times:
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Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Today, a lot of people talk about how they missed the Concorde, 747, L1011, DC10 and 727 on main line routes. I was wondering what are some of todays airliners, that will be missed when they are retired 20 to 30 years from now? My vote A380, 777 and 787, What yours?

The Airbus A300 and A310 aircrafts.

Really nice aircrafts that gives me great remembers.

Gerard



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3508 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4675 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 1):
What won't be missed? The 737 and A320 series.

I second that !

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 13):
No one will miss NWA DC-9's thirty years from now 'cause they'll still be flying!

Yes, that a Douglas for you.

Quoting InbarD (Reply 16):
I think many people will miss the 744 and the 777, they're both great aircraft

I know I will.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4670 times:

Mainline jets period.


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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4653 times:
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Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 19):
Mainline jets period.

I already miss those on some routes.



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User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4582 times:

I'll miss the 757 and the A340-500/600 series jets. Never been too enthused about the 767, but would miss the 777 and most definitely miss the 747. Will miss the MD-11 too.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

B737NG
A320
B772LR
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MEL



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User currently offlineAlexEU From Serbia, joined Oct 2007, 1817 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4514 times:

Only HAWK21M said 737. I think it will be missed. There are too many 737s around, but it is still a legend  Smile

User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7058 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

From today´s aircraft I will miss the A330/A340 (all series), 737NG, 747, MD 11, MD 80 as well as all T-tailed rear engined aircraft that are so much different from all those A320, E-Jet "look a likes"


It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
25 Post contains images N231YE : The day when ultra-long haul 50-seaters (what used to be called a regional jet) enter the market and start over-the-pond flights, will be a sad one..
26 Post contains links and images KPDX : Wow, no one but a few have mentioned the 747! It specific order, my top 5 that I will miss. 1. MD-80 series View Large View MediumPhoto © Luis Ro
27 PGNCS : I will miss the MD-80 and A-320. I will NEVER miss the 50 seat CRJ or the 737.
28 Ebs757 : I will miss the 757,777 and, 744. Not a huge fan of the 767's and 737's
29 Davescj : I agree. I will also miss the 757 take offs. Dave
30 Ferengi80 : Aircraft I will miss have to include the MD-11, MD-80 series, the 757 - an amazing aircraft, so graceful in the skies - the 742 and 744, A330/A340, 76
31 Post contains images JRDC930 : The 748i as it will never enter service with more than one possibly two airlines, and likely be retired soon (10-15 yrs) afterward. I'll miss that it
32 TrijetsRMissed : For an aircraft that still has possible potential, as it is years away from entering service, try to be a little more optimistic!
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