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What Brand Of Airliner Is The Most Liked By Riders  
User currently offlineAruba From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 128 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5653 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.

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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5639 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.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26854 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5639 times:



Quoting Aruba (Thread starter):
But when I see a A321 I am relieved,

My choice for short haul is the A320 series. For longhaul I prefer the 777 and then probably the A380.


User currently offlineBAKJet From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 743 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5619 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.

[Edited 2008-02-23 12:02:30]

User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5615 times:

The Q400 is pretty much universally liked by fliers, is it not?


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User currently offlineGearup From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5600 times:

The A343 is well liked due to it's quietness. Much quieter than a T7.


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User currently offlineAruba From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5590 times:

If the Q400 is any thing like the Q300 then it is a real bumpy ride!


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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5590 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.


User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4957 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5573 times:

I think the A318-19-20 is much quieter than the 737 series are.
The 777 is my favorite long hauler, followed by the 767. But I have yet to take a A340/A330 trip, so maybe I am missing something...



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User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5565 times:

I personally prefer the Boeing Signature Interior over the A330/A340 interior. The 787 interior is even nicer than the Signature Interior.


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User currently offlineAruba From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5565 times:

Once you take a trip on a A34/30 you will never want to go back on a 777 again. The A340's are soooo quiet it is unbelievable.


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26854 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5544 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.


User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5539 times:



Quoting Aruba (Reply 6):
If the Q400 is any thing like the Q300 then it is a real bumpy ride!

Not really, I like the Q400 and for short flights it is fine. I like everything except for the shoulder room.


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5462 times:
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I'm a fan of the Embraer E-jets (170/190 series)-- they are well liked from what I can tell!

JBLU


User currently offlineFrontierflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5443 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.

User currently offlineVctony From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5443 times:

I'll take anything except a CRJ. I've never been in a CRJ 200 but I have been on 3 CRJ 900 flights and I had to say that they are WAY too small for me.

User currently offlinePlaneWasted From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5425 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.

Long haul:
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.  Sad


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26854 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5409 times:



Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 13):
I'm a fan of the Embraer E-jets (170/190 series)-- they are well liked from what I can tell!

Yes they are a dream to fly on . I have been many times on the LOT ones.


User currently offlineKlkla From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 931 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5402 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.


User currently offlineCatdaddy63 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5394 times:
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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!

User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5355 times:
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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.


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User currently offlinePnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2228 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5314 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.


User currently offlineANZUS340 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5303 times:

I have never travelled on the A340. I do prefer the 777 over the A330. So far my fav. is the 747. Noise does not really bother me. I think it is all part of flying.

User currently offlineTCT From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5300 times:

In my opinion,in terms of a smooth,quite,and comfortable ride,airbus would be the winner.

User currently offlineRW170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5274 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.


319/320/321/712/733/734/735/73G/738/752/753/763/CR2/CR9/DH8/135/145/170/175/190/D9S/D94/D95/M82/M83/M88
25 KAA330 : I really LUV ... THE A330/340 sooooooooooooooooooooo quiet, huh?
26 HOONS90 : The Q400 is by far the most comfortable aircraft I have been on.
27 Post contains images Cpd : Not much difference between any of the modern western planes. But my one flight on a 757 confirmed everything I've heard about it. The take off was im
28 Post contains images StarAlliance38 : I love CRJs and the A319 family! I kinda like the 752 and 734 (not small, cozy ) Since I fly US a lot, I fly a lot of CRJs and Airbuses. I've had my s
29 FRNT787 : --Still hoping to fly on an E-Jet. (170/190), but I must say I hated the AA E145 I flew on, way too small. --Q-400 is no comparison to the ATRs, Bomba
30 Post contains images Stitch : It depends on whether Boeing or Airbus is paying for the survey to be done. Seriously, it's all subjective. What really matters is which ones you lik
31 TruemanQLD : Short haul: A32S Long Haul: A380 followed by A333
32 KPWM : Short Haul: 717, 757, A321/20/19/18 Long Haul: 747, 777, DC-10 (When it was still around)
33 57AZ : Short Haul: 737 DC-9 Bae-146 (back when ASA was flying them) Med Haul: 757 767 Long Haul: DC-10-40 L1011-500 Ultra Long Haul: MD-11
34 CoolGuy : Is there a difference in the in-flight characteristics of a A320 versus B737? I can't explain it but the two just feel different when taking off, turn
35 02hilliert : Can i just say, i've liked EVERY aircraft i've flown on, for different reasons (fave probs A330/Dornier 328 though!). Sure you have certain bad experi
36 Erhard : well I have always been a 'Boeing man', have to say that to date the B777's I have flown on are awesome, quiet, comfortable and generally roomier than
37 Post contains images TrijetsRMissed : When flying narrowbodies, I always try to opt for an MD-80/90 series over a 737 or A320. The latter two types are quite similar. They were ok the firs
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