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Which One Would You Fly On An A380 Or 787?  
User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3493 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 7079 times:

Before I start, I do not what see no A vs B or any A380 or 787 bashing thank you.

The reason I ask this question was due to the fact that both these airliners are state of the art. The A380 has size extra luxury in it's cabin and would seem ideal for a 14 to 18 hour flight. Now on the other hand the 787 will have a lower cabin pressure, design to fly smoother due it's composite airframe and bigger window. Both fly at the same speed, both will have nicely pitch seats, both are just state of the art. So answer this post not as an Airbus fan not as a Boeing fan but as a future passenger on transpacific or transatlantic flights.

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User currently offlineAerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 7055 times:

A380, Mainly because most people that travel long haul have been on a single deck long haul airliner. Like the 777, 767, A330, A340 ect. However, the A380 is the First ever airliner to have a full double deck. So, I would like to try something different and new.
Ok, I'm an Airbus fan...All that was a pathetic excuse.  Smile

AerLingus330



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User currently offlineRalgha From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1614 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 7044 times:

When you're sitting in your seat on the A380 in flight (which will be just as crammed as any other airplane), how exactly are you going to tell the difference between its two decks and another airplane's single deck?


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User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3802 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 7042 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Which One Would You Fly On An A380 Or 787?

Whichever aircraft is operated by the airline offering the most convenient schedule at the lowest fare. If these were equal, or nearly so, my choice would come down to airline rather than aircraft, based on various personal criteria, not the least of which is where I prefer to earn FF points.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 7037 times:

As an aviation fan, I will fly on both!

I will let you know in a few years which plane I prefer.

Patrick


User currently offlineSpinalTap From New Zealand, joined Mar 2005, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 7015 times:

787

Because I probably won't have to wait as long for my luggage and wade through such a large croud.



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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6994 times:

Based on what each manufacturer has stated, to me, the 787 is an easy choice. Any bars and stores and whatnot on the A380 are up to the airline. The lower cabin pressure, increased humidity, smoother cruise, and of course, bigger windows all come standard on the 787. That mood lighting looks pretty cool too, hope Boeing is keeping it. Big grin

User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5677 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6993 times:

Both.
I don't want to use the same type of pathetic argumentation so often used here on a.net by the Boeing fanatics who just can't get over the fact Airbus is kicking Boeing's ass at the moment. You know, the kind of: "787 is more less just a blueprint, maybe it won't even fly, and if it will it's certain it will not perform as promised, the stuff about cabin pressure, etc. is just propaganda - won't believe until I, etc.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6986 times:

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 6):
increased humidity

As someone who grew up drinking their Air in Florida, this would seem to make a great argument for me.


User currently offlineLHB727230Adv From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6984 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 4):
As an aviation fan, I will fly on both!

Have to agree, you can't really say which one you prefer before you have flown on both.

Cheers,
Alex  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6927 times:

I could not tell you yet, I have yet to see a real, non animated picture of the 787.

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6921 times:

Sorry, don't want to offend you but this is a rather silly question. When you are an aviation enthusiast then you want to fly both. I hope so and I will. No other question. There is NO either-or!!!!

User currently onlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7086 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6892 times:

A380, don't know why but I just would

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 6888 times:
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B787. The B787 is the future of commercial air travel. I would only fly the A380 if there was no other option.

User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6874 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 4):
As an aviation fan, I will fly on both!

Patrick, you're exactly right !



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6870 times:

Both would be nice!

filler filler filler


User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6866 times:

It seems to me we have some plane spotters on here, and some cheerleaders. I'd fly both, because I enjoy planes period. Those who say they would only fly one or the other unless their life was on the line might not really be plane enthusiasts after all.


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User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6863 times:

I'm looking forward to flying both!  Wink I refuse to choose between the two, (as I haven't so much as touched either one) until I have flown them both a few times with different airlines.


Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineVSA346 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6860 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 7):
Both.
I don't want to use the same type of pathetic argumentation so often used here on a.net by the Boeing fanatics who just can't get over the fact Airbus is kicking Boeing's ass at the moment. You know, the kind of: "787 is more less just a blueprint, maybe it won't even fly, and if it will it's certain it will not perform as promised, the stuff about cabin pressure, etc. is just propaganda - won't believe until I, etc.

I Agree With You 100%

VSA346 - Matty


User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1003 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6855 times:

I definitely want to try them both. But given the fact that I'll move to New Zealand, and NZ has ordered the 787, there might be a slightly better chance to be on the 787 first. Having said that, when I get back to Europe or North America from there, it will be a good chance to fly an airline using the A380 as well, for example QF, EK, or and of the Asian airlines... I am VERY much looking forward to SEEING them in the first place...and then flying them as well of course  Wink

User currently offlineCORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6842 times:

You are comparing apples to oranges here. The aircraft are completly different. The only similarity is that they are coming into the market at almost the same time and are very innovative. I would go for the 787 because I don't like the idea and hassle of being on a plane with 450+ people. I will definetly fly the A380 when it debuts and whenever I feel like having a "joy ride". But for constant travel, 787 without question.

User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6832 times:

I would fly on the 787 rather than the a380 because I am not a fan of flying with 500+ people. I like airbus but I am not sure I believe in the a380 type of travel. Plus the 787 will be unlike any AC boeing has ever made so it will be a new experience. But with the way things are going over here It will be more likely that we will se a LCC operating a 787 rather than a legacy carrier.  Smile

User currently offlineOzGuy From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 392 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6829 times:

I'd fly the A380 because most of my mates wouldn't have any clue, or care about, the 787s special features. They do however know that the A380 is going to be the world largest passenger plane and would probably care a whole lot more when I told them about the trip. Plus, I fly economy so there's probably a lot better chance of getting an economy seat upstairs (I don't know, correct me if I'm wrong but I'd imagine that there would be quite a few economy seats upstairs with most carriers)

I would love to fly 787 though.

Cheers,
OzGuy


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6812 times:

I dont Know About Flying them,But would Enjoy Maintaining both.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 6807 times:

Quoting SATX (Reply 16):
It seems to me we have some plane spotters on here, and some cheerleaders. I'd fly both, because I enjoy planes period. Those who say they would only fly one or the other unless their life was on the line might not really be plane enthusiasts after all.

Agree 100%.

I guess I'll fly on both in time -I'd like to sample both, and as LHR is my local airport, I have a good chance of doing so in the future I guess.



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25 JGPH1A : I fully intend to fly on both at least once. I'm having one or two qualms about the A380 - being squodged in with 600 other people, you just know that
26 FRAspotter : Definitely the A380....
27 AR1300 : Both! they are different. Mike
28 Zkojh : would have to be 787, as our national airline has it on order (NZ) can't wait till I fly on it, but I 'll have to get used to flying the tripple 7 in
29 BA380 : I really can't get all that excited about the 787, as it seems to be a bit incremental vs the 777 or the 343 etc. The only single deck longhaul a/c I
30 767-332ER : Have to go with the majority answer on this one...both, we're all aviation fans, we should want to get up in anything that lifts off the ground!!! Reg
31 September11 : absolutely correct... I'm leaning towards 787 but there is no 787 so A380 is fine with me.
32 AV757 : Both airplanes would be a wonderful experience. After having flown them both, maybe then we can compare advantages and disavantages from both manufact
33 EmmenezMoi : Hopefully both!!! If I really had to chose, I'd probably go for the A380, because it must be impressive...
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