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Topic: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: Levg79
Posted 2003-11-06 16:19:23 and read 3816 times.

Hello everyone!

No, it's not another war, I was just wondering why people never mention McDonnel Douglass aircraft in their comparisons. Why is it always Boeing or Airbus? I personally think that MD made perfectly reliable airplanes. I flew on DC-9, DC-10, MD-82s and MD-11s and don't have complaints about not feeling safe in one. Why is it that the only people who mention MDs in their comparisons say how bad they are? Why do people hate Douglass' product? Can anyone convince me?

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: UTA_flyinghigh
Posted 2003-11-06 16:23:43 and read 3758 times.

...main reason is that MD has since been gobbled up by Boeing lol...
Will

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: UPSfueler
Posted 2003-11-06 16:25:51 and read 3746 times.

to be honest I would rather fly on a DC9, DC10, MD80 any day over a Boeing or an Airbus aircraft.

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: ConcordeLoss
Posted 2003-11-06 18:09:39 and read 3641 times.

I don't have any complaints about the MD80 or the MD11, and I'd rather fly on an MD11 over any Airbus (including the A380).

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: Tolosy
Posted 2003-11-06 18:24:30 and read 3575 times.

I have only flown on a MD80.

But it was a good experience. I would like to travel on a DC-10

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: 9V-SPF
Posted 2003-11-06 18:26:26 and read 3568 times.

By the way, what will be the replacement for NWA´s DC-9`s ?  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: Danny
Posted 2003-11-06 18:48:02 and read 3511 times.

By the way, what will be the replacement for NWA´s DC-9`s ?

Obviously A318  Big thumbs up  Innocent

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: JGPH1A
Posted 2003-11-06 18:49:53 and read 3501 times.

By the way, what will be the replacement for NWA´s DC-9`s ?

Surely it will be the 717 !  Laugh out loud

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: Captaingomes
Posted 2003-11-06 19:15:29 and read 3394 times.

Let's face it. The Airbus vs. Boeing wars are more like America vs. Europe wars. That's why you don't get the same against MDD or other manufacturers.

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: AA737-823
Posted 2003-11-06 19:28:57 and read 3347 times.

I think that if Douglas was still around, there woul be heated arguments on Douglas versus Boeing. Had Douglas remained... more competitive than they did... Airbus would not be nearly as successful as it is today. It would be like Canadair taking over the world. Hardly likely! But with the loss of the Douglas line, Airbus found themselves in a fortunate position. They were then the only competitor to Boeing.

I love the Douglas aircraft. I have almost always preferred them to Boeings. However, with the advent of the 737NG, I prefer that plane to the MD-80. But I prefer an MD-80 to a 737classic.

The Douglas planes were built like tanks, according to some of my aviation professors who worked on both types. Douglas used high-tech, flat aft bulkheads, while Boeing stuck with hemispherical designs. Just stuff like that.

R

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: Levg79
Posted 2003-11-08 05:13:14 and read 3165 times.

The Douglas planes were built like tanks

I was always wondering, why don't they make planes out of same material as black boxes?

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: Bobs89irocz
Posted 2003-11-08 05:28:33 and read 3126 times.

Levg79- Im watching the movie "down the earth" right now with Chris Rock, he said "I was always wondering, why don't they make planes out of same material as black boxes?" as a joke in the movie.....no one laughed....LOL.


Personally i dont compare McDD to Boeing or Airbus because Boeing now owns them. Plus, in my eyes, McDD has always had a very awsome product. I never once thought bad things of McDD. I dont mind comparring aircraft makes and modles but like i said, i LOVE all McDD aircraft already and since they dont make aircraft anymore theres nothing to compare them to anymore.

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: Richard28
Posted 2003-11-08 16:10:49 and read 3026 times.

DC9's / MD80's are a very thin tube, plus if you sit at the back, your window view is obscured by the engine  Sad

last flight I had in an MD80 was from ARN to LHR with SAS, the pilot told us how the aurora borealis was clearly visible, but alas all I could see was the side of the engine!

Like all planes however, the main thing is not the make/model of a plane, it is how the operator kits it out inside for the passenger.


Rich.

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: Matt D
Posted 2003-11-08 16:13:50 and read 3016 times.

DC9's / MD80's are a very thin tube, plus if you sit at the back, your window view is obscured by the engine


...well only if you are seated in the last two or three rows. Condemming an aircraft because of a handful of seats is preposterous.

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: MD11LuxuryLinr
Posted 2003-11-08 23:37:44 and read 2906 times.

"I was always wondering, why don't they make planes out of same material as black boxes?"

I think the plane would be too heavy to get off the ground then. 4 tiers of titanium used for an entire aircraft fuselage...

I've always loved MDDC jets also, whether it be flying on them or watching them at the airport. Its always a treat to see them now a days since none of them are in production and are pretty much becoming scarce.

 Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: Not Another Boeing Vs. Airbus
Username: Qexonial
Posted 2003-11-09 14:28:21 and read 2827 times.

Good day,

Well, yeah, Captaingomes is right. I reckon that it is a war between Europe and USA. But to reply to some of the comments on which aircraft to use. I would actually rather use Boeing and Airbus to McDonnell Douglas.

I've been on the MD-11 and DC-10, and they scare the hell out of me. My first experience was with a MH DC-10, and it was one of the worst flight of my life.

Cheers!



Kind regards,
Benjamin


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