TPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3575 times:
Boeing if I had to pick...there's just something about the way the 757 throws you back in your seat. As far as the rest of the aircraft, I couldn't care less. It's all about the same experience. They just fly a little different.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3561 times:
While I normally don't care what I fly on, if I'd have to decide, I'd say Airbus... and here are my reasons for that:
1. They look better (sorry for copying that line )
2. Quieter interior (esp. A340)
3. Better comfort (wider seats on 3-3, 2-4-2 better than 2-5-2 or 3-3-3)
4. Better interior lighting systems (the normal light is not 'yellowish' as on Boeings, but much whiter - some don't like it, I do; and that dimming-system for longhauls is brilliant!
As for where the planes are built? I really couldn't care less - while I don't mind that they're built in Europe, I'd prefer them even if they were built somewhere else.
But, in general, I prefer the plane that gives me the better seat at a good price - if it says Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, McDD, Tupolev or anything else on the outside is, at best, secondary.
Aerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3510 times:
If I had to choose, I would go for Airbus
-Uses Computer Systems, which are more advanced than on any Boeing
-Brings Countries together
-Born in Europe
-Aer Lingus are mostly Airbus
9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3490 times:
Sinnce last Saturday I´m voting for the MD-11! What a great plane to fly on
To answer the question: I think that both manufacturers build great planes that aren´t too far from being perfect. I sincerely hope that Airbus and Boeing will be around for a very long time because this unique kind of competition is what keeps the overall quality of airplanes at this incredibly high level.