ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 2008 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6516 times:
AA 757-200. I was trying to catch a UA flight in F but I ran out of time, when I got to ORD the only flight leaving was on a AA 757 in Y. One of the worst flights I have experienced! Cramped and noisy (behind the engines).
PITIngres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1242 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6474 times:
CRJ 100/200. I'm not very large and they are cramped. Ugh.
Saab 340 (the old A/B models, never flew in the newer ones with some sort of noise suppression). You could feel your fillings loosen.
UA 747 in Y, although I suppose that if it hadn't been transpac it might have been OK.
I don't mind the 752's, actually, regardless of operator.
Flew this bird on NWA and didn't find it that bad, sure it wasn't a cop on the A333 I came back on, but wasn't exactly awful.
About the only one I can think of would be a Ukraine International KBP-SIP flight; to add a few more airlines and aircraft to my log I flew that route five times in two days, by the time of the last flight I was beginning to get a bit bored and just wanted to get to Yalta. Even so, I enjoyed the flight, I just began to think all the flying might be a little pointless just for a few more airlines, but I've never regretted flying something, even when it's nearly killed me
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Ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6437 times:
Quoting PITIngres (Reply 3):
I don't mind the 752's, actually, regardless of operator.
Fly on a UK/European holiday charter flight (think of 28" pitch, so that's 239 people on a B752, or 289 on a B753) and believe me, you'll mind them afterwards when you need new kneecaps, legs and a set of crutches
I can't say I disliked any aircraft I've flown on, only the carrier that operated it, so that'd be Delta.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6382 times:
A320. It really may have been more about the one particular example I was on and the attitude of the crew more than anything though. Several years back when Ryan International was flying to LAS, LAX, and SFO (as well as a few MCO runs) out of ATL for AirTran, I flew on one of their A320s from ATL to LAS. The a/c was cramped (the seat pitch was obviously still that of the previous operator) and I had maybe an inch between my knees and the seat in front of me. The crew was not exactly happy to be there either so that kind of affected the flight as well. When we landed at LAS, when the thrust reversers kicked in, the cabin started to shake and I thought the overhead bins were going to come crashing down. That flight was such a bad experience that I willing sat in the last row on a 717 going LAS-DFW-ATL in order to avoid another Ryan International A320 flight.
To this day, I have not flown on another Airbus a/c. It's not by choice, it's just because the only route I travel on is ATL-LAS-ATL once or twice a year and DL and FL don't have any Airbus a/c in their fleets (in the case of DL, at this time) and US Airways is about to drop their once a day service on the route (I didn't like the flight times on the service so it never got considered for my treks to Vegas). I also tend to stick with nonstop service, so that axes Frontier, US Airways, Northwest and United from the mix.
The Do-228 was *special* with lots of noise, but still bearable with ear plugs.
Worst experience I had recently was on DY B733 LN-KKP in 23A with its (for my long legs) unbearable little space for my legs (even though the middle seat was empty). This negative experince led my to not show up for a series of 3 other flights within Norway 2 days later, but to explore downtown Oslo in even more depth.
Many other fairly negative experiences I have had on various carriers longhaul meanwhile have faded away ...
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Andaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6363 times:
Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 5): Fly on a UK/European holiday charter flight
Like Finnair's charters on all Y class 752, 227 seats.
They are used on long haul charters also, some 10+ hours on those surely feels long, even with a tech stop.
The HEL-LPA (6h) is popular route for charters, that's the max time I can stand. It seems in Nov I will be on Thomas Cook A321 (211 seats) on the route... luckily you can pre-book an exit seat.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13017 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6358 times:
Any 146 flight I have taken, particularly with Flybe; with six abreast, you get off the plane and check that you still have elbows. Thank God those awful acft have been retired; the 195 is such a breath of fresh air!
CairnTerriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6340 times:
Any American Eagle. Cramped, awful seats, too narrow. Tolerable from BDL to JFK, should be a law against subjecting anybody to a flight longer than that. PRINAir's Herons were more comfortable to fly aboard.
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6298 times:
For me it would have to be the HP Herald. Back in the early 80s Air UK used to fly them on the LHR-GCI route, and as we went through a phase of spending our annual family summer holidays in Guernsey, we had no choice but to climb aboard those things twice every August.
They used to rattle, vibrate, drip all kinds of substances from various places in flight, were noisy as hell and generally made for an extremely unpleasant flying experience! They also seemed to have a very distinctive cabin aroma, and as soon as we climbed aboard and that smell hit my nostrils I was reminded of horrible past flights aboard those ancient monsters, and was a gibbering wreck until we reached our destination! Infact they're pretty much to blame for me being terrified of flying for quite a number of years.
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PA101 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6232 times:
I don't really like the 753 - the long tube with 3-3 abreast surely isn't my favorite. Especially after enduring rather long flights with DE on MUC-TFS and NW on PDX-HNL. IMO, it really sucks on long flight.
Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 5): I can't say I disliked any aircraft I've flown on, only the carrier that operated it, so that'd be Delta.
Tango29 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6192 times:
I know there isn't manyof them around now but in the early 90's i did 2 flights on
Manx airlines Bae ATP's and they were the most noisy uncomfortable flights i have
ever been on, i also had a horrible flight on a BA 744 from HKG to LHR never again!
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 68
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6115 times:
Worst ones so far were...
XL Airways B737-800 flying for Air Berlin
China Southwest B737-800
... all of them scored in the "horrible" range regarding pitch: in the first two, my knees should have been where the person sitting in the row in front of me had his butt, and the third wasn't much better either...
Any Air Berlin B737-800 also deserves "honorable" mentioning - my girlfriend and I were both close to having to be carried off the plane due to knee injuries sustained by idiots in the row in front of us slamming their seats back without caring who's knees they'd smash. We both didn't have a millimeter to spare, with our knees already firmly pressed into the plastic seatbacks when their seats were upright, and without any bit of warning... I heard my girlfriend screaming in pain despite the fact that I was wearing in-ear headphones, and the music I was listening to wasn't really on quiet... and, about a second later, I knew (or, make that "felt") what had caused it.
BE77 From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6071 times:
An old SkyVan in South America. It was still in camouflage livery, and may have still been in military service, but was swapped for our 'normal' Islander flight when the Islander went U/S. This SkyVan had obviously never been intended for people who weren't wearing green.
First Air, Air North, and Canadian North all operate decent 737-200s. Lots of seat pitch to allow for bulkier clothing, good service, etc. I have no idea what else they'll be able to use when the 200's simply get too old....nothing newer in the same class (people + cargo) of main liners seems able to operate off gravel.
Tower, Affirmitive, gear is down and welded
: Short Brothers 330! The box the Twin Otter came in, what a piece of garbage that SH33 is!
: MD-80 (any series) .... not a comfortable A/C to fly in at all. Too narrow. Same with RJs.