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Im In Love With The A340-600  
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5331 times:

Hi all -

I have to say I am in love with the Airbus A340-600. This one one amazing looking aircraft. I can't wait until I fly on it on CX from LAX to HKG. Just looking at the pictures it's an amazing and beautiful looking machine. I'll always love the Boeing 777 but when it comes to four engines for long haul the A340-600 is the best looking and Im sure when I fly on it I love it even more. I just wish SQ or OZ may one day get them but I don't see that happening. Anybody agree with me with this?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5313 times:

I agree, but the A346 is awful long (just as the B773).

Just looking at the pictures, I prefer the A345: same engines and a shorter fuselage. Doesn't make the A345 a hot rod, but anway ...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Regards
Gerardo




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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5250 times:

Anybody agree with me with this?

nope. Give me a 777NG any day please  Big grin


User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5257 times:

The A346 looks stunning, and I believe the CX livery looks best on the aircraft.  Smile

Hkg82.


User currently offlineTP313 From Portugal, joined Nov 2001, 260 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5186 times:

Absolutely right, Hkg82!
I also used to think the 345 was better looking until I saw this:

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I might add that the CX livery is the best looking in these very long planes
(346, 773). In other liveries (particularly those without cheatline) they
seem disporpotionate machines.


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5134 times:

Wait till you see it for the first time live and in colour. Saw it recently in FRA, the South African one...It's huge!!! And it doesn't look disproportionate at all, certainly not "too long"...Absolutely great it was!!


I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

The size of those engines definitely balances it out with regards to the length of the aircraft. I've only see an A346 once in person, when spotting, and yeah, it's an absolute beauty.

I can only imagine what the A380 will look like upfront, upclose.  Smile

Hkg82.


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5033 times:

Sorry..it's a bit bizarre looking--even worse in person.
The -500 has the mean, aggressive look....
Not to say it's not an interesting aircraft...but it is out of proportion....


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4982 times:

I like EVERY aircraft, including the A346 ...


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4977 times:
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The fuselage is simply too long to call it 'beautiful', the tail looks grossly disproportioned to the body length.

Like the chunky engines though.



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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4897 times:

I've always been one to side with the shorter, "chunkier" a/c. I still like the A345's looks better, although I'd love a flight in either one.

I think CX's A346's "TailCAM" is an excellent entertainment device. I read a thread on this camera a few months ago. . .I think the A.netter said he ended up watching everything through the tailcam instead of his own window. . .it must be awesome.

DIA



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5822 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4857 times:

Call me too PC, but I think most aircraft have their own sort of... characteristic that makes them interesting. The 757-200 is so athletic; it's look has been likened (on this board) to certain female qualities.... hehe.

The A340-600 is so long. That is its unique quality. NOT that there aren't other long planes. Just that the 346 seems to draw attention to it's own length.

The 345, I think, doesn't look nearly as magnificent. Not at all.

That said, I generally don't care for the 340s. I prefer 330s. I haven't been fortunate enough to sample a real Boeing widebody yet (ie, 747/777 and NOT 767 because I don't consider the 767 a real widebody ac).

R


User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4834 times:

You know, someday, they'll make a vibrator modelled around the A346. It's just that long...

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4830 times:

Not to get "too" into the gutter here, but I think most "people" *(PC) would rather have the A380 vibrator. . . .uh, nevermind.

Okay, back to airliners. . .



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User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4817 times:

Me too though I love anything A340  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I don't think there is anythings wrong with its size....it looks good!!

LHR340



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User currently offlineRupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4786 times:

To what do you judge as being long? The 340 series is an amazing series of aircraft, and not to mention being so passenger friendly too! e.g. 2-4-2 seating, incredibly quiet cabin etc.

I am seriously disappointed that SIA decided to retire their 343 fleet, now it'll be so boring with only 747 and 777. But more European airlines e.g. Air France, Swiss, SAS are/will be flying the 343 into SIN. Just waiting to fly on CX's 346 one fine day!


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4740 times:

Rupertvander82: I think SIA has A345s on order, so they will have A340s.


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User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3015 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4721 times:
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A340s are the best! Had my best flights on A340-300s..
I really hope to fly on the -500 or -600 series anytime soon...



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4700 times:

Pick the response that best fits.....

1) does your wife know?
2) are you guys registered somewhere so we all know what wedding presents to buy?

Tom in NO (at MSY)

Now, back to the topic: we haven't been blessed with an appearance by a 346 yet.....come to think of it, we've only seen a couple 340's in these parts, and it's been awhile. I'm going to withhold my affections for the time being.



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4693 times:

I flew from CPT to JNB on one of SA`s 346, it was a very pleasant flight because of the low noise level inside the cabin. I also liked the entertainment features very much, for example the camera on top of the tail, you have a perfect view outside even when you have no window seat. When I am gong to fly to South Africa again, for sure I will take SA`s flight from FRA with the 346.

Patrick


User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4685 times:

Im In Love With The A340-600...

get a life and a lover  Smile and then join the mile high club in the A340-600


User currently offlineYV136C From Venezuela, joined Mar 2003, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

Excuse me but I think the A330 is the cutest sister of them all....
That is one sexy plane!

Luis
YV136C



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User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

I like it! I haven't had the chance to fly on an A340 yet- only Airbus i've been on is an A320 but i hope to one day fairly soon. I remember when SQ used to fly the A340-300 here into ADL, it's a shame it's now been replaced with the 777. Hopefully SQ will get the -600 too.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4456 times:

come to think of it, we've only seen a couple 340's in these parts, and it's been awhile.

Tom, you say that like it's a bad thing  Big grin



I think SIA has A345s on order

No they dont... though they'll probably end up taking the ones which were originally to go to AC.


User currently offlineDalecary From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4393 times:

SQ has orders for 5 firm and 5 options for the 345. Sorry, Concorde Boy but you are wrong(and I'm a 777 man all the way!!!).

Dale.


25 Post contains images United777 : 747-451 - I got a girl and I am already a member of the mile high club. (Those blanks sure come in handy on long flights and when the flight crews go
26 ConcordeBoy : SQ has orders for 5 firm and 5 options for the 345. Confused SIA (written in the original post) with SAA... who doesnt have any on order, but is expec
27 Andreas : United777: But you do know that your entry into the mile-high club needs to be verified by a third party!! Privacy....how old-fashioned!
28 Post contains images AvObserver : Username: United777 "Hi all - I have to say I am in love with the Airbus A340-600." Man! I don't think the psych boys even have a name for this one! T
29 Zebfly2 : Yes, I do agree that the 340-600 is a nice looking a/c, however, I'm still sticking with the 747 as my choice of 4 engined long haul transport. There'
30 Gigneil : Is 2 aircraft really enough for SAA to operate a decent route with? I guess they could do a few times a week service to a very distant destination. N
31 Post contains images United777 : Alright alright fella's.......how about I change my topic from "Im in love with the A340-600" to "My new favorite aircraft"................The damm ai
32 Post contains images Leezyjet : I've flown in 3 out of the 4 VS A346's in all classes too. I'm suprised that VS didn't get the tail cam connected into the IFE though. It's very unlik
33 FutureFO : I am just not a fan of the seating that VS chose for the 346 it is the same comfort ( crappy ) as the 343. Could not sleep on the 343 or 346 at all. I
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