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Delta 767-400ER Vs AA A300  
User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6648 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6806 times:

Which aircraft do you think is better from a passenger perspective, Delta's 767-400ERs or AA's A300s? This is NOT a Boeing vs. Airbus poll, it is to view your preference as a passenger.

I definately like Delta's 767-400ER much better. The interior is is much better condition, while AA's A300s have been poorly mantained in the interior IMO. I also prefer the Boeing Signature Interior with the pivot bins.


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User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6803 times:

well never been on a DL 764ER but the AA A300-600 in the new config is fairly comfortable I think as I have flown MIA-SJO.

User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6801 times:

NO comparaison... DL 764 almost brand new compare to A300-600 of AA

overhead Bins, head's space, for PAX 764 for cargo ??


User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6776 times:

I think the 764 is more comfortable - pretty much a no-brainer. AA's AB6's have old seats, old bins, old, old, old! The 764's are all relatively new and have new seats, new bins, etc. When they get PTV's, they'll be even better.

PS - Is this a poll?


User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6770 times:

honestly who would pick the A300. those things scare the crap out of me, same with the 310. 767-400 for sure

User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6753 times:

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 3):
PS - Is this a poll?

Yes, it is a poll.

While the A300s are much older, they are still directly comparable aircraft, as they are both used for high-density leisure routes. Other comparable aircraft inlcude Continental's and Northwest's 757-300s, and United's 777-200As. Comparing Delta's 767-400ERs with Continental's 767-400ERs is not a fair comparison, as Continental's 767-400ERs are optimized for international routes. When Delta converts eight of the 767-400ERs to international, then it would be more of a fair comparison, and could even be comparable with Delta's and Continental's 777-200ERs.



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6727 times:

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 4):
honestly who would pick the A300. those things scare the crap out of me

Just out of interest, how old are they, in comparison to, say, DL's ancient transatlantic 767s? Much older?


User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6720 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 6):
DL's ancient transatlantic 767s

i am not too fond of the 767-200's either but i still like them better then the A300


User currently offlineCOEXpilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6718 times:

Well I have never flown DL's764 or AA's 300. I have flown CO's 764 and it's definitely flown well. It's my favorite widebody except the 777. The 764 cabin was very comfortable when I flew IAH-AMS. Walkin around was easily accomplished and the seat comfort was a plus. The 764's are also very new compared to the A300..

User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6717 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 6):
Just out of interest, how old are they, in comparison to, say, DL's ancient transatlantic 767s? Much older?

I believe that Delta's first 767-300ER entered the fleet in 1990, while AA's first A300 entered the fleet in 1991. However, Delta has 767-300ERs made up to 2001, and still has options for an additional 10.

Delta is refurbishing the interiors of their fleet. Last time I have heard, four ex-domestic 767-300ERs were converted to international with a fully refurbished interior and the new BusinessElite seats.

BTW you shouldn't be comparing Delta's international 767-300ERs with AA's A300s. If you think comparing Delta's 767-400ERs with AA's A300s is an unfair comparison, maybe you should compare AA's A300s with Delta's domestic 767-300s. AA's A300s are newer, but Delta has been refurbishing the interior of their fleet.



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12340 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6692 times:
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I've never been on both but I would love to try both one day

User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6685 times:

It's an interesting poll, for sure. Very much a DL v. AA and 764 v. A300. Which do you like better, sort.

Our 764s are comfortable as were our A300s, I can imagine DLs are comfortable as are AAs, but even that is an individual taste thing. Isn't it a bit like what do you like better, oranges or apples?



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User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6673 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 11):
It's an interesting poll, for sure. Very much a DL v. AA and 764 v. A300. Which do you like better, sort.

The point is, that Delta's 767-400ERs and AA's A300s are used on similar routes: high density leisure routes. They are therefore indeed comparable aircraft.



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6661 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 12):
They are therefore indeed comparable aircraft.

I wasn't doubting that. It would be a more DL v. AA decision then, based on service, comfort, etc.. Unless you're an aircraft fanatic, like those of us here, who need to fly both.  Smile



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User currently offlineAC320tech From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6639 times:

I would pick the A300-600 over an older 767, but a newer 767 over the A300.

User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6639 times:

Quoting AC320tech (Reply 14):
I would pick the A300-600 over an older 767, but a newer 767 over the A300.

would a 767-300 be considerd "newer"??? i would think it would but i am not sure.


User currently offlineAC320tech From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6636 times:

I ment in the Cabin. AC is re-doing all of thier 763's and 762's with the new cabin Boeing implimented in 2000 with the 767-400. So the 767's produced after 2000 have this new 777 like cabin.

User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6633 times:

Quoting AC320tech (Reply 16):
So the 767's produced after 2000 have this new 777 like cabin.

Not all 767s produced in 2000 and 2001 have the Boeing Signature Interior. Delta operates 2000 and 2001 767-300ERs, and they still have the original 767 interior. Delta did have the option to change that, but did not.



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User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6596 times:

Ive never been on AA, But ive flown a few flights on DLs 764s. They are comfortable, much better than their older 763s. From what i heard about AAs A300s, i would assume that DLs oldest 767 is better than AAs oldest A300

User currently offlineLONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6504 times:

I love AA to death but I would take the 767-400 hands down. Those A300's scare the crap out of me as well.

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6501 times:

Quoting LONGisland89 (Reply 19):
Those A300's scare the crap out of me as well.

I'm surprised AA is still flying them. Although the NTSB ruled the Queens, NY crash in 2001 was due to the pilot "over-yawing" (to compensate for the wake of the 747 that took off just prior to it), I could have sworn I heard reports about cracks in the AA A300 vertical stabilizer's tongues, which slide into the fuselage and add strength.


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6469 times:

A300, am I the only one who loves this a/c its so beautiful and so much more interesting than the 767. I love Boeings but this a/c is one excepetion.



It may be old, but make the most of it, it wont be around much longer.


User currently offlineOrdryan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6448 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 21):
am I the only one who loves this a/c

nope, I love it too. I'd choose the A300, like BA787 mentioned, they may not be around much longer anyway.

-Ryan



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User currently offlineThrottleHold From South Africa, joined Jul 2006, 659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6433 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 20):
I'm surprised AA is still flying them. Although the NTSB ruled the Queens, NY crash in 2001 was due to the pilot "over-yawing" (to compensate for the wake of the 747 that took off just prior to it), I could have sworn I heard reports about cracks in the AA A300 vertical stabilizer's tongues

The amount of rudder and the reversals that were applied in that accident would have torn the tail off any airliner.

Anyway, I prefer the A300. The 767 just looks bland!


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