PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11500 posts, RR: 62 Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9235 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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CXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2426 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 9153 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.
Lszb From Switzerland, joined Jun 2009, 28 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9029 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..
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..
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.
Soon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8981 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.
CXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2426 posts, RR: 5 Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8976 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
CV990Coronado From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 281 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8936 times:
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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TR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 769 posts, RR: 15 Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 8926 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.
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
Skydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 911 posts, RR: 10 Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8877 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.