baldwin471 From UK - England, joined Mar 2012, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
For comfort -
From enthusiast stand point -
From an enthusiast point of view I'd include the 788 and 77W, but I've never been as comfortable in those as the Airbus' above. Also, the three I mentioned are much quieter than their Boeing counterparts, and on long long flights the enthusiast in me goes out of the window.
lpdal From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 1312 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1711 times:
1. US Airways 737-400 in F.
2. US Airways Dash 8-200 and Dash 8-300.
3. AirTran Airways 737-700 (probably won't happen unfortunately ) in J.
4. AA's MD-83 in F.
5. SkyBahamas Saab 340BPlus
6. Southwest 737-300 in Business Select.
That should keep me busy for atleast several months
n729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1626 times:
Favorite ....... A380 (been on AF, QF, EK and BA).... Qantas A380
Wish List .....A340 ....never been on one yet, would like to try one
B787 ....got a flight booked in August on BA from STO-LHR
MD11....better hurry up
Historic Wish List .....Concorde ....
I learnt a lesson, when I couldn't afford it I thought it would always be there and I'll do it one day. Now I can afford it, I can't do it. Now I make the afford to find a way of doing things if you really want to do them as you never know what the future holds.
.....Tristar ....always loved the Tristars
.....B707 Ultimate classic
ZKOJQ From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1410 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1443 times:
A380-800. (Very comfortable, but I find the engines are too quiet for my inner avgeek)
IL96. (very unlikely).
747-8. (Now that LH flys them to HKG, they are the intended aircraft for my next trip to Europe)
A300/A310 (any version, but the older the better)
787-9. (should be going on one next month....touchwood)
bunumuring From Australia, joined Jan 2014, 1314 posts, RR: 8
Reply 29, posted (7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1270 times:
I 'collect' aircraft that I fly on so here goes ...
VC-10 ... My fav aircraft of all time ... But I'm 'unfortunately' way too young to have flown on one And appreciated it....
Concorde ... Almost made it! Been through museum ones however in Britain.
Any model Russian aircraft for my inner avgeek
787 of any model, ditto A350
Any model ATR as they are the biggest 'hole' in my collection of aircraft I have flown on
jetBlue Mint throne seated A321
Absolutely any model biz jet...
I will think about that.
Off the top of my head, I LOVED a return Sydney - NZ trip years ago on Emirates ... A340-500 Sydney-Christchurch and then 777-300ER Auckland-Sydney with the missing link Christchurch to Auckland being an ANZ 737-200C and me sitting next to the cargo door! So excited and specially selected with the help of ANZ reservations...
Also memorable... Seat 1A on a Thai 777-300 'straight' Bangkok to Phuket, and being allowed into the cockpit, followed by seat 1A on a Malaysian 737-500 Phuket to Penang - my only 737-500 flight! And my only 777-300 flight! And being addressed by name on both flights as I entered the cabin! Phew!
My most heartbreaking cancelled flight?
Easy. Royal Nepal canceling my specially selected 757-200Combi (the only one factory built) flight from Bangkok to Kathmandu And me being unable to reschedule the flight due to other preexisting travel bookings...
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20613 posts, RR: 59
Reply 31, posted (7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1235 times:
I've been on most modern commercial types. I never did get to enjoy the L-1011. I'd like to fly on a 764, but I don't suppose the passenger experience is any different from any other 767 with an updated interior.
I'll get my A340 and A380 under my belt this summer.
bunumuring From Australia, joined Jan 2014, 1314 posts, RR: 8
Reply 33, posted (7 months 23 hours ago) and read 1172 times:
... And I forgot to add anything military... Would love a flight on a BAE Hawk especially, the most beautiful military p lane out there. Only rivaled by the stillborn YF-23, drool.
Chances of me flying on a military plane - zero, lol. Unless I become Prime Minister or something. Hmmm, now there's motivation to enter federal politics! Vote for me and get a flight on a military plane when I become defence minister!
PITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1178 posts, RR: 13
Reply 34, posted (7 months 22 hours ago) and read 1170 times:
Favorites would have to be the 752 and the Dornier 328 (prop; I've never been on the 328jet). You haven't had a fun takeoff until you've launched from SNA in a lightly loaded 752! Honorable mention to the 764, mostly because it's such a nice plane for its size.
Wish list would be A380 and 788. Also Concorde, although that ship has sailed. I seriously considered shelling out for one of the farewell flights but with a growing family I couldn't really justify it. It was the right choice but I wish it could have been otherwise...
I forgot that one of my best flights was Sydney-Hong Kong and return on the upper deck in an Ansett 747-300. The service was unbelievable. I remember being handed a delicious individually wrapped ice cream to eat after s superb meal. I remember incredible attention from the flight attendants. I remember being allowed to spend about 45 minutes in the cockpit. I remember the nifty storage bins between my window seat and the curving wall. Overall, I imagined that I was in a biz jet or something else exclusive. It really felt different to main deck on a 747, not surprising considering the small number of seats in the 'hump'.
Thanks for jolting my memory!
RIP Ansett. You are still missed.
CXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2701 posts, RR: 4
Reply 39, posted (6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1007 times:
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Favourite aircraft flown:
My first ever ride on the 777 in December 2001. At the time, I considered that Singapore Airlines' old economy seats on the 777-200ER was superb - comfortable and spacious. The 777 was like no other plane I had flown on before.
I flew on the CX 777-300ER in December 2009, with the old hard shell seats (which I didn't really mind at all). Loved the flight from HKG-YVR and back. Take off performance was spectacular, as was the noise those GE90s make - music to my ears.
My first experience on the 747-400 was on a domestic flight from SYD-PER way back in 1996. Loved my experience then. The 747-400 is still one of my favourite aircraft to fly on, and one day I'd hope to get to fly on the upper deck of the 747. Also flew on the 747-400 from AKL-YVR and back in January/February 2011 - a full 15 years in between 744 flights. All three of my flights on the 747-400 has been silky smooth which, for someone who is prone to motion sickness, is a good thing.
Boeing 747-400 upper deck
Boeing 747-400ER (hopefully I'll be able to log this in January next year; I'm aiming to go on the Antarctica scenic flight)
Boeing 777-200 (not too many opportunities left to fly on these, unfortunately)
Boeing 777-300 (again, not too many opportunities - only 60 in the world)