Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19085 posts, RR: 53 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9496 times:
Of the A330 and A340 (all series), which do you think looks the best? I probably lean towards the A330, but both look very good. I can't wait to fly both - for the first time - in 23 days (I'm not counting or anything)!
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Motech722 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8880 times:
I like both of the planes, and as FLYSSC pointed out, the A340-600 reminds me too of the DC-8. However, I'm on the other side of the coin here, I always loved to see the DC-8, so the -600 is a favorite in my book, especially with the newer engines. FLYSSC, you also hit it with the "hairdryer" remark on the A340-300, I totally agree.
Likesplanes From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8789 times:
The A330; either the 200 or 300 models are the best looking planes in the sky as far as I am concerned. They are both very beautiful and streamlined for being large aircraft. Some planes look very bulky, but not these two.
MD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 882 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8694 times:
I think both the A330 and A340 are great looking aircraft, especially in flight. I do think the A330-200 and A340-500 and -600 are the best looking in the family, but they are all attractive aircraft, in my opinion.
On top of that they are great to fly in! I've flown on the A330-200 and A340-200 and enjoyed the flights very much.
ACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8680 times:
Having flown on two example's I have to say the A332. G-MLJL 09/04/2003 and G-MDBD 30/09/2003. yes they were operated by MyTravel who most people on here seem to bear a grudge againt, but the aircraft have a style all of their own and fly beautifully.
Gmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8525 times:
Although they are a pair of hair dryers under each wing there is too much focus on the engines not the giant wing. So the A330 is the best looking because it allows the you to see the giant wing, its not consumed by some piddley a$$ engines! The A340 would look better as a three holer IMO!
RIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1785 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8511 times:
May be it's only me, but to say which looks nice or not you should deal with real aircraft, not the pictures. A343 looks just "poor" on photos in this thread but, to me, the real one is the best looking subsonic aircraft ever built (and I am not a fan of Airbus widebodies at all...).