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Airbus Or Boeing - What Do You Prefer?  
User currently offlineNZ193 From New Zealand, joined Sep 2009, 20 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 12644 times:

Please delete if this post has already been put up..

Just a quick poll, do poeple generally prefer Airbus or Boeing? And if they are sided to a manufacturer, why do you prefer your choice of manufacturer to the other one?

See how many people can comment on this one.

Let everyone know what you think. Cheers  Smile

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26979 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 12640 times:

In general I prefer Airbus. Its products are well engineered and I like the range from the A319 all the way upto the A380.

I do like the Boeing 737 and 777 also though. The B747 used to be a favourite of mine and still is but the A380 is better IMHO.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 12613 times:

In general I prefer Airbus, partly because of the 2-4-2 wide-body cabin layouts, but mainly because overall their aircraft range is quieter - although I have yet to sample the A380 and find out for myself if it's 'too quiet'. The Boeing 767 is another of my favorites for the same reason; the comparatively spacious 2-3-2 seating. Shorthaul I don't overly mind, but the Airbus again has a nicer cabin.

Embraers are also very comfortable, as are the Dashes.


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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4695 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 12604 times:



Quoting NZ193 (Thread starter):

Just a quick poll, do poeple generally prefer Airbus or Boeing? And if they are sided to a manufacturer, why do you prefer your choice of manufacturer to the other one?

I prefer the one that goes to the place I need to go!



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User currently offlineWoof From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 12543 times:

From a passenger perspective I have no preference, although I am still a little wary that 'software' is in overall command rather then those in 0A and 0B.

From a crew perspective (I'm not crew, but based on Level D simulators) it has to be a Boeing. Nothing better than a real control column and yoke in front of you.

The side sticks on the Airbus' should be accessorised with a coin slot and a flashing 'Game Over' message on the LCDs upon landing.


User currently onlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2614 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 12530 times:
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Boeing. Always have been a Boeing man, and always will be. The 777 is my favourite commercial aircraft, followed very closely by the best looking subsonic airliner in the world, the 747. If I had the choice between having a flight on the 777/747 or A330/A340/A380, the Boeing pair win every time.


Boeing 777 fanboy
User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1470 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 12524 times:

I've always leaned more towards Boeing but I love the A330. Ejets are very nice too.



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User currently onlineLazialeMKD From French Polynesia, joined Oct 2009, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 12510 times:

for longhaul I prefer B747 or B777, but for shorthaul there is nothing better than Airbus A320 or Airbus A319

User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1030 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 12495 times:

Just to be contrarian, I'm going to say McDonnell Douglas.  Smile Seriously, though, if I have the opportunity to fly on a DC-9/MD-80/MD-90 I try to pick that over the same old 737s and A320s.

For Airbus vs. Boeing, I have no strong preference for either one.


User currently offlineJRDC930 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12452 times:

Personally i prefer Airbus Aircraft for long haul, and boeing aircraft for short haul. I do like the 747-400 over the A340-3,5,6. I root for boeing though, because of nationalistic preferences.

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8542 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12445 times:
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I prefer Airbus.

The A32X models are more roomy than the 737/757.

The A330 to A380 are much quieter inside than the 767 to 777, however I do like the 2-3-2 in the back of a 767, thats real nice.



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User currently offlineLszb From Switzerland, joined Jun 2009, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 12406 times:

I tried the A380 this summer and I have to say its very comfortable. ( I have to admit, that i had the window seat in the row behind the Exit row, that means no seat in front of me.. Wink
Quiet and smooth ride. But I have o admit it's almost too big. a little shake sometimes it's a nice and authentic feel while flying.. Wink

Overall i like the A330/A340. The seating layout is nice and they're quiet. I also like the looks of the A330.

Last Christmas i flew to California on KL 744 combi and it felt rather noisy and dated. I think the 744 is an awesome aircraft, but it's getting old.

On short-haul, i don't care vary much. I recently flew to AMS on a KL F70, second last row
which was a nice and welcome change to the standard A319/20 / B733/4/5/7/8.


User currently offlineSoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 12359 times:

Comfort, high marks to Airbus A332, A333 and the experience of flying in the A346, AAA+++
The A380 freaks me out...too much plastic for such a large bird...its ugly too!...needs a 60 foot plug and a new nose...reminds me of Cessna Citation noses.

The 747-8 however will prove to be a challenger to the A380. While sales currently are slow, I believe 10 copies have already been sold as Private/Corporate versions and in the good old fashion of Boeing, sales will take off after she proves herself. My personal feeling is the 747 series has been the best airliner of all times. I like the technological aspect (mechanically speaking) that /airbus incorporates into its airframes. Not crazy about all the automation however. I feel they should install a "switch to manual" button next to the "ditch" button. Both manufacturers score high in best looking airframe,...A/Bus=A346, Boeing=747.
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User currently onlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2614 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12353 times:
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Quoting Soon7x7 (Reply 12):
Both manufacturers score high in best looking airframe,...A/Bus=A346, Boeing=747.

I don't know why so many people rate the A346. Personally, I think it looks too l-o-n-g. The 346 was a stretch too far, in my opinion. I think the best looking of the A340 series is the A345. A342 is too short, A342 and A343 has tiny "hairdryer" engines, A346 is too long, leaving the A345 as the one having just the perfect proportions and decently sized engines.

None of which is better looking than the 744, though :P



Boeing 777 fanboy
User currently offlineCV990Coronado From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 12313 times:
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For short haul the 319/320/321 is most spacious and quieter than the 737 especially in economy class. For longer trips I like the 346 it's quieter than the 747 but if something goes wrong I don't think anything is as strong as the 747. The 767 is very comfortable and the 2-3-2 is better than the 2.4.2 of the 330 or the 3.3.3 or 3.4.3 of the 777. But over lots of water I like to see 2 engines on each wing so I will go for a 340 or 747 any day over a 767/777 or 330


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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5712 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 12302 times:

Definitely Airbus because they are quieter and (usually) more comfortable in terms of seating config in "cattle class".

User currently offlineJamesjimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 12304 times:

Oh boy, an A vs B thread,

In my opinion i prefer boeing for one reason, i dont ever get flights with airbus.



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User currently offlineTR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 775 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12303 times:

I really love Boeing, specially the 767. With winglets now, it's even more good looking than before. I also find the 2-3-2 in Y much better then the 2-4-2, 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 configurations.
Still, the 777 is my second favorite aircraft. Nothing beats those huge engines and the very wide feeling of its interiors.
But, talking about narrowbodies, I'll go with Airbus. The 737 is a great looking aircraft, but the A320 family has a more comfortable interior, in my passenger view. The A330 and A340 are also fine aircrafts, but I still prefer the Made in Seattle widebodies.
In general, I believe I'm a Boeing man. But with nothing against Airbus. I Really like the competition!
Unfortunately I haven't flown on E-jets or Bombardiers yet.



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User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12283 times:

A320 over B737 any day. Reasons being generally a little more spacious and the windows are higher.

A330 vs B777? Not much in it. B777 is a superb aircraft and I would give it the edge, but love the A330.



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12281 times:



Quoting NZ193 (Thread starter):
Please delete if this post has already been put up..

Oh man, you have no idea how many times this has been brought up, and ended in a flamefest, but anyways, I digress...


As a pilot I prefer Boeing. As a passenger, Airbus.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6293 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 12270 times:

For the ride the A300 won, for looks the A340-600, for toughness the DC-9. But for pure class and awe the 747 will never be replaced.


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User currently offlineSoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12261 times:



Quoting CXB77L (Reply 13):

Despite the length of the A346, you know if it looks good it most likely flies good. Kind of like the P-51, good design, good performance. The 345 is in their...can't argue that. I'm very eager to see the 748 take to the skies more so than the 787. Strange as it may seam...the 747 to me has always set the bar the highest and apparently is going to do it again, even with sluggish sales, I believe it will be a winner given time and its performance will speak for itself...j


User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 972 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 12253 times:

Looks like everyone (myself included) likes the Boeing 767 for the 2-3-2 cabin layout.
I've read reports which stated in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Boeing extensively interviewed passengers to get their opinion of what they could do to improve on the comfort and practicality of the passenger cabin. This inspired the twin aisle 2-3-2 ecomony cabin, drop-down center-cabin stowage bins, vacuum toilets and mid-cabin lavatories. Many 'firsts', or at least firsts for a smaller airplane than a DC10/L1011/747.

For single aisle 3-3 cabin aircraft, I would have to give Airbus the edge for greater comfort with the slightly wider cabin in the 319/320 than Boeings 727/737/757.

Out of Airbus 330, Airbus 340, Boeing 747 and Boeing 777, I would have to give it some thought. These are all nice airplanes. Of couse if it were a classic 747-100/200, that would be my immediate preference!

A380? Sorry, no interest to fly in it, no interest to even look at it. That is one of the most hideous things ever made.


I guess in the end, I would have to choose Boeing, for building the 767-200/300, which I consider to be the best airplanes to fly in out of all of them.



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User currently offlineJamesJimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12221 times:



Quoting Soon7x7 (Reply 12):
The A380 freaks me out...too much plastic for such a large bird...its ugly too!...needs a 60 foot plug and a new nose...reminds me of Cessna Citation noses.

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Quoting Skydrol (Reply 22):
Looks like everyone (myself included) likes the Boeing 767 for the 2-3-2 cabin layout.

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User currently offlineABQ747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 850 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 12135 times:

I'm a Boeing man. Boeings are sleeker, and more stylish than their generic-looking Airbus counterparts. The 747 is my favorite aircraft, but the QF A380 I flew on this past summer was VERY nice.


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25 Mariner63 : Seeing how I have never been on an airplane bigger than a 757-200, I cannot say which wide body I prefer. As for short/medium haul, I prefer MD. I was
26 Darthluke12694 : I prefer Boeing. My favorite aircraft in the Boeing 747. Of course, as long as the plane gets me to my destination safe, any plane is fine with me!
27 MEA-707 : I prefer Boeing. Their airplane are true classics, real airplanes : the 707, 727, 747 and 757 are all beautiful. The 737 and 767 look a bit too bland
28 BrouAviation : Short haul: Definately Airbus. They offer more space and a much more silent cabin than the IMHO cramped and noisy 737. Long haul: Well, the A380 beats
29 ACDC8 : Airbus for me, both short and longhaul aircraft. I've always liked the design of the Airbus aircraft with the exception of the A318 (just too small) f
30 JetBlue777 : Basically I love all Airbus, A300, A318,A319,A320,A321,A330,A340 (specially the -600) and the A380 in both exterior appearance and passenger comfort,
31 Soon7x7 : A Boeing man myself you gotta give the A332 high marks for slick design...all the proportions are correct and most liveries lay down nice on the aifr
32 Caryjack : That's a first! Yup. The 777s can pretty much do it all but for a long comfortable ride I'll take the 767, the A300 wasn't a bad ride either. But the
33 Chefstar3 : My Favorite is definitely Boeing Just because i never really fly Airbus only flew a few of there planes. Also the look of the A380 is weird. Or maybe
34 B777LRF : Airbii for paxing over any Boeing, but B777F for freight dawging over anything else. For paxing I've never warmed to the B777; too noisy, too uncomfor
35 Slinky09 : I quite agree, I always loved the 707 and saw the A340 as a bird in the same style, but the 345 has, as you say, the best proportions. It does - the
36 Camiloa380 : Airbus in everything (this doesnt mean that i dont like Boeing) in my oppinion Airbus aircrafts looks always better including the A380, 99% of the peo
37 HAWK21M : Overall I like the B737/A330/B777. I work on the B737/757.....Find them very Maintenance friendly. regds MEL.
38 HOOB747 : Boeing 744 and 772 are pretty amazing machines, and I fly them every chance I can. I hope, in the future, to be able to fly the 748 as well. Hello Luf
39 JHCRJ700 : I prefer Boeing myself. All the "noises" associated with Airbuses are a tad unnerving. The noises i'm speaking of are the hydraulic pumps and what not
40 Pewpew320 : Airbus simply because they are generally quieter and therefore I can actually get to sleep!
41 MHTripple7 : I am Boeing all the way, mainly because of the 777. Nothing beats the spaciousness of the Boeing Signature interior. It feels so roomy and much less c
42 Sfomb67 : I prefer the 767, then 747, then 777. Only flown the 319 & 320 in Airbus family. Prefer the wheel and yoke to the joystick, although I'm not a pilot.
43 LY777 : I definitely prefer Boeing a/c. Why? 1) They have a better look: - NB: the 737 is so grateful with its winglets compared to the A320 which is so plain
44 Hywel : Shorthaul: I prefer the Boeing 737 (especially the NG series) but soon I'll be a F/O on the A320! Longhaul: Again prefer Boeing (747, 767 or 777) but
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