Aruba From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 128 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6030 times:
I was just wondering what brand of airliner is most liked by consumer's? I'm talking about Airbus, Boeing, and the Russian aircrafts too. Which has the best comfort level, noise, overall performance? Which is the most enjoyable. Because I know from experience, that when I go to the airport and I see a B738 I get a little tense because I just don't like the noise and how close you are to each person in it. But when I see a A321 I am relieved, I like it more and it is quieter that the B738.
I don't know if any of you all have these preference onto which airliner you fly but I know that i prefer Airbus over everything, TO ME: I think Airbus is more luxurious that Boeing. But that is my opinion. If I could fly one aircraft every where I would go it would be a nice and big A340.
Halls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6016 times:
Quoting Aruba (Thread starter): I was just wondering what brand of airliner is most liked by consumer's? I'm talking about Airbus, Boeing, and the Russian aircrafts too. Which has the best comfort level, noise, overall performance? Which is the most enjoyable.
Oh boy, another opportunity for an A vs. B flamefest.
IMHO, who made the airliner is irrelevant. I'm more concerned with who makes the decisions how to outfit it and maintain it once it's delivered.
BAKJet From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5996 times:
For short-haul my favorite is the 737 and for long-haul my favorite is the 767. I think I read somewhere that overall passengers like 744s the most, but I'm not sure where I read it ,so it might not be true.
Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6389 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5967 times:
Short-haul - A320
Long-haul - A346
I think the general flying public wouldn't notice the difference on an A320 or 737 but the difference is more apparent on larger aircraft, the A346 is comfortable despite the 777 being wider and the A346 is also quieter. All the A330/40 family are comfortable and quiet so that's why it's my favourite aircraft but I am by no means disappointed when I see a 777 at the gate, it's a fantastic aircraft just not as comfortable in my opinion.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27778 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5921 times:
Quoting Aruba (Reply 10): Once you take a trip on a A34/30 you will never want to go back on a 777 again
I really have to disagree. I love Airbus but the the 777 is perfect for a flight over 5-6 hours. I fly UA's 777's from LHR to IAD and ORD and I have to say Id much prefer it than any A330/A340. I also flew EK in Business class on a 777 and A330 and the 777 was alot nicer.
Frontierflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 220 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5820 times:
717 is by far the best aircraft EVER! Nothing beats 2x3 sitting, wider seats and aisle compared to 737. Up front a insanely quite ride. 767 for long huals with 2x3x2 is the best. Q400 and e series jets best for regional flights. Shame 717 is no longer being manufactured, would have loved to see them crowd the skies.
PlaneWasted From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 555 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5802 times:
737 and A320 is same thing different name for me. I prefer ERJ over them for short haul. Q400 is nice for short hops.
747: No like, old, noisy and much people.
777: Very nice, but a bit noisy.
767: Small and noisy, but petty nice anyway
757: Never ever again for long haul, worst flight experience EVER
330: My favourite.
340: Never tried.
Klkla From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 956 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5779 times:
Quoting Aruba (Reply 10): Once you take a trip on a A34/30 you will never want to go back on a 777 again.
Not true.... I flew to Frankfurt in an A340 (Lufthansa) and back in a UA777 and I preferred the 777 overall. The 777 felt more 'open' and less 'claustrophobic' although Lufthansa had a nicer interior and the window in the bathroom was cool.
Catdaddy63 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5771 times:
It's been a long time since I've had a flight over about three hours. My preference is the MD80 series for short haul, either in F, or the left side of Y as far forward as I can get. Very smooth, reasonably quiet. And, flying from TUL via DFW, I have plenty of opportunity!
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5732 times:
My wife liked seat 2F on DL L-1011s. Other than that she, like most frequent fliers, don't really have any idea what kind of airplane they're riding in. She's got close to a million miles lifetime and doesn't care what it is (although if asked she will say she wants to ride in something made here just for the economy and doesn't care about the explanation that the Airbii are about 50% US parts).
She just wants to make sure the seat is comfortable and it gets her from A to B.
Pnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2340 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5691 times:
That is like asking which is better, Coke or Pepsi. You will get people adamantly in favour of one and opposed to the other. Then in the middle is the larger group who will drink whatever you serve. The aircraft is only one factor in how passengers decide about the service of an airline. To the airline the popularity of a particular aircraft is only one piece of the puzzle. More important is do they make money. To the passenger the fare is sometimes the most important thing.
Forums like this with aircraft enthusiasts or frequent flyers, are a segment of the traveling public and an even smaller segment of the populations at large. If an aircraft is bad enough to cause people to stop buying tickets or avoiding certain flights the bottom line of the airline will speak very soon and that aircraft will go bye bye. The whole public may lament AC getting rid of the A340-300 and A340-500, however unless they stop flying the airline the better economics of the 777 that they have gone with will win the day. Turns out passenger surveys are positive.
I love flying period. Beyond that I am a definite size queen and love flying the larger aircraft. I liked AC's A330/340 over the 767's because they were newer and more comfortable. I prefer the refurbished XM'd 767's over the A320 family. I perfer the CRJ over the Dash 8-100/300. I love the 777 when it isn't 10 across or with cramped pitch. I abhor the windows on a CRJ 100/200 and the older version of the seats, but will choose a direct CRJ flight over a connecting larger aircraft. It really isn't rocket science.
I have never flown the A380 and it will be a long time before I get the chance. I don't particularly like the exterior but the interior will have more of an impact for me.
My two favourite all time aircraft has been the 747 and the L1011. However, when some airlines crammed additional seats into the back it didn't matter it was a 747 or not - I hated it. I never flew a Transat L1011 for a couple of reasons.
So I am not blindly favoured to one company over another, but more so favoured to the airline configuration. This is not comparing companies setups or styles which I definitely have a bias, simply the experience of the individual aircraft.
RW170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 5651 times:
I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't flown on a widebody yet, but I do prefer the A32X series over the B737. I would take a 757 over either anytime, though. As far as regionals, love the E-170/190. HATE the CRJ.