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Poll: Seeking Your Opinion On The A340  
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

Good lord, I haven't had this much fun since Paintball your Professors day in 2001  Big thumbs up

http://www.fsaviation.com/%7eairvideo/a340/opinion.htm



Sheesh, I'm almost in tears Big grin ....now let's see if they have the fortitude to actually post what I wrote  Laugh out loud

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4019 times:
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Sadly as its an A340 fan site......they most likly wont

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4006 times:

Polls go in the polls forum.

Kthx.

N


User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

Probably they won't post it.
Opinions from people who have not flown on the aircraft are irrelevant anyways. And (most likely) childish comments are just, well...even more irrelevant.  Wink/being sarcastic


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

The A340 is a great aircraft and I have had the privillage of travelling on one (or two) in my lifetime.

User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3909 times:

Wow, they indeed posted it! But Fred was very diplomatic...is that the same Fred we know?  Wink/being sarcastic

Anyways, from a passenger point of view it's just relevant whether the aircraft offers a safe, smooth, comfortable flight - the poll shows it. And the majority seems to be convinced about these qualities of the aircraft.
Though, the A340 classic still is a "Staubsauger"...  Wink/being sarcastic


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineSonyericsson From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

I dont really like the A340, altough i have never been on a -500 oor -600.
i think i should try them someday.

i just been on a 340-300 LH, and i didnt like it at all. not much space, tight airplane and forf me it looks like a mixture of a medium and long haul jet.

but maybe it was just LH, i maybe should try 340´s also on other airlines.

regards


User currently offlineBuckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3867 times:

Sonyericson,

Maybe the 500s or 600s are a marked improvemnt over the 300s. I fly LH to Asia on the the A340-600 about every 6 weeks or so and this is the best longhaul experience I have had in the last three years. Comparisons being AA 767s betwen th US and Europe and BA in 777s, again, over the north Atlantic. On company business, anything over 5 hours is Business Class for me, so if you have been in economy, my comments might not be particularly relevant to you.

Curiously, I did not enjoy the BA777 because the seat was too big for me- in some positions my feet couldn't comfortably touch the ground!

Cheers

CTA (Switzerland)">BB


User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3864 times:

ConcordeBoy, not that I am trying to cast doubt on your credability to comment on the A340, but have you actually been on one?


Equally Cursed and Blessed.
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3836 times:

After reading CB's comments in the above link, he discusses attributes and concerns that would come, lets say, from a buyers point of view, not from a passenger. No comments were made from a passengers perspective such as seat pitch and PTV's.  Smile

......I really should let CB backup his own credibility.

Note: He has done his research on the A340. I've witnessed his "rants" many times  Wink/being sarcastic

I'll stop now  Smile

Andreas  Big thumbs up



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5018 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

Good lord, I haven't had this much fun since Paintball your Professors day in 2001

Says a lot about your life then, doesn't it?


User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

YooYoo, in that case, wouldn't his comments be better placed in a section that is not specifically designated for 'passengers'? Like I said, I am not trying to cast doubt on his credability to comment on the A340 in general, just wondered if he'd actually been on one, since he had posted in that section.

I too have witnessed his "rants" on the A340's "many" faults and eagerly await the development of his own addition to the widebody market, to which I am sure he will have rectified the many inadequacies of Airbuses designs.



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

Aw common, let CB have his fun  Smile  Smile

So, CB?......any response to Catatonic's comments?


Andreas  Big thumbs up



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

Opinions from people who have not flown on the aircraft are irrelevant anyways

...curious, what's that got to do with me?



Wow, they indeed posted it! But Fred was very diplomatic...is that the same Fred we know?

H'yell no.... do you have any idea how edited that is?!  Nuts



but have you actually been on one?

Yes, I've had the misfortune of doing so thrice in my life... with two airlines.  Crying



Says a lot about your life then, doesn't it?

Other than the fact that I'm not easily amused by everyday occurrences which typically intrigue the common populace? ...well sure, if you wanna read into it that much  Yeah sure



and eagerly await the development of his own addition to the widebody market

...should the EU decide to give me a "loan" to the tune of multiple billions, I'll more than happily contribute Big grin



So, CB?......any response to Catatonic's comments?

Sorry, would've sooner.... but I almost never check this forum


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

CB has been on an A340 , three times??

Wow!!, who would have thought that?

I would have thought you would do whatever possible to avoid boarding that particular aircraft even if it meant doing multiple stop/lay overs.

CB, what models of the A340 have you been on ?


Andreas  Big thumbs up



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

I would have thought you would do whatever possible to avoid boarding that particular aircraft even if it meant doing multiple stop/lay overs.

Now I would, and that happened in ATL circa 2000  Big thumbs up

Then though, was traveling with the parental units... didn't have much choice  Crying




CB, what models of the A340 have you been on ?

A342 and A343


User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4507 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

posted my 2 cents on that website too. No reason why it shouldn't get posted  Big grin

Personally I like it.

Yes I know you can hardly feel the takeoff, but once you're at cruising altitude, I found it to be quiet. Plus for traveling in economy, its nice to have the 2-4-2 layout especially if the flight is booked solid.

Also I must say that I just like the idea of a single deck four-engined aircraft! Reminds me of the 707.

Regards



PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

I can't imagine how anyone can actually like the A340. I have flown on various A340s at least 7 times - A342, A343 and A346. (SAA and Air Mauritius). The A342 and A343 are awful. Those aircraft take forever to get into the air (looks like the air repels them..LOL), and make weird noises....noises I have never heard before....various grinding sounds..I felt as though the whole damn thing was going to fall apart.

The interior is so narrow, yet Airbus market these as "widebodies"..hahaha...what a joke. The only true widebody is the 747. Its really a shame more airlines are buying this crap than the true widebody..the 747.

PS: I know I'm going to get flamed for this...so I'm putting my anti-flame suit on right now.. Big grin



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User currently offlineSky0000547 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3663 times:

The A340 is one of my favourite aircraft to fly in. I had the pleasure to fly in the A343, A345 and A346. I love the seating configuration of 2x4x2 because there is only ever one seat away from the aisle. The A340 series have the most quietest cabins of all commercial aircrafts which is a major plus points on passengers points of view. The nose wasn't pretty to look at to begin with but soon grew on me. The A346 is just magnificent with its long fuselage and double bogie rear centre wheel. A single deck four engines aircraft....there are not many!!

Happy Flying  Smile


User currently offlineSingaporegirl From Singapore, joined Oct 2000, 302 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3667 times:

i wasn't all that crazy about our old (celestar) a343s, however i LOOOOVE our a345s. it's a nice change from flying the b772/3 that we have so many of... or our ancient megatop b744s for that matter  Big grin.


Ladies & Gentlemen, we will now demonstrate the use of the safety equipment on this aircraft...
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

The A340 series have the most quietest cabins of all commercial aircrafts which is a major plus points on passengers points of view.

Err...not really. The A340 sounded just like any other commercial aircraft.



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3622 times:

Err...not really. The A340 sounded just like any other commercial aircraft.

...agreed


User currently offlineSky0000547 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

Err...not really. The A340 sounded just like any other commercial aircraft.

...agreed


Well from personal experience within the cabin, I went on an EK772 and straight onto a EK345 and the A345 was definitely quieter than the B772.

Happy Flying  Smile


User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4394 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

The A340 is a nice, comfortable and quiet aircraft. Very good for flights over 9 hours, but for shorter legs, ill take the 767.


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User currently offlineAa767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

I found the A343 to be comfortable, though I was on IB, which does not offer much on their 343s. On CX, it was a much better experience all around. I guess it really depends on the airline who outfits it. I do prefer the 777, over the 340 for the simple fact that it feels more spacious than a 340.


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