United777 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?
Andreas 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!!
DIA 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.
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AA737-823 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).
Rupertvander82 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!
Tom 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.
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Sabena332 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.
Positive 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.