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A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9584 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)! Big grin


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9521 times:

Either the A340-300 or A340-500 - although I'm not sure in which colors, but I think these two simply look the best...


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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10644 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9515 times:

Quads always look more special, so my vote goes to the A340, especially the A340-500 is fantastic.

As for the A330, I like the A330-200 more than the longer -300.


User currently offlineMotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3134 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9485 times:

I'm an extremist! I prefer both ends of the scale equally.


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User currently offlineLa Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9385 times:

I love A330-200.
Perfect shape for a perfect size.


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User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9361 times:

In my opinion the A330 looks much more better than the A340. Everytime I see the A340 at an airport I think they forgot the upper deck of the B747.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9348 times:

On average, what is the A330's climb performance like in relation to the A340's?


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User currently offlineAirJamPanAm From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9348 times:

HAHAHA KAL744... Good point
I think the 330 is the most well balanced visually in the air right now, winglets and all!



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User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9286 times:

A330 is definately my vote . Not only its my favourite aircraft , performance is spectacular too .


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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7402 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9182 times:

No hesitation for me : tha A330-300 with GE engines is the best



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then, the A340-300...with its 4 "hairdryers" under the wings...  Sad



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the -200 versions (both A330/A340) are too short...the -600 is too long...it reminds me these horrible DC8-?? (62 or 63 ?)



User currently offlineRupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9103 times:

I think the 343 looks good. But the 345 might be better.

I'm waiting for Concordeboy to come in here and scream: THEY ALL LOOK SO UGLY!!!!


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9057 times:

I love everything about the A330. It has a beautiful wingspan. The A340-300 is OK, but all the others are awful. I really don't like the 340 at all.

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User currently offlineSNARN From Sweden, joined Aug 2003, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8970 times:

All A340 series looks awesome!!!  Wow!

User currently offlineMotech722 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8968 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.


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KAL744, you have an interesting remark too, but in my opinion the B747 reminds me of an A380 that someone forgot to finish building. Just joking dude, I like your analogy.

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User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3508 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8951 times:

No doubt for me:


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User currently offlineLikesplanes From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8877 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.

User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 900 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8782 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.

cheers, Ralph



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User currently offlineACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8768 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.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8751 times:

A340s are incredibly odd-looking aircraft.... yet A330s appear more aesthetically pleasing/mainstream.

A332 is a very neat little machine  Smile


User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3923 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8737 times:
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I must agree, the A330 is by far better looking, I dont think I will ever think the 340 has been "finished". I definetlely think they forgot to add the upper deck.


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User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8613 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!

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User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8599 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...).

User currently offlineChrisdigo From Sweden, joined Oct 2003, 181 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8560 times:

KAL744: Everytime I see the A340 at an airport I think they forgot the upper deck of the B747

AirjamPanAm: HAHAHA KAL744... Good point

Oh because of you Quads are only 747s and 340s ?
And what you think about this 340 copy???


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Anyway 330 and 340 are great planes and both look nice. Hard to choose....

Chris


User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8500 times:

Chrisdigo,

then TGV is a copy of Amtrak Acela  Smile.


User currently offlineIloveek From Netherlands, joined May 2002, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8490 times:

Normally I'd have said the 346 but when I saw NWA 330......my vote goes now definetily to the 330!

25 N757KW : I am partial to the A330. The right sized engines on a right sized aircraft.
26 Cchan : A330-300 for me. A340s look a bit clumsy with the extra engines.
27 Asianguy767 : A330-300 is the better looking twin!
28 Springbokheavy : A330-200 defiantly has my vote, is the most pleasing to look at. The A340-200'300's are ruined by those weak engines, The A340-500, 600's look Great a
29 Post contains links and images VRG772 : My favorite of A340's is certainly the A340-300, and I kind of liked its performance. About the 330, my favorite is the -200 (the -300 looks like too
30 Emmett99 : Given the choice between those two, I would have to say the 777. Really the A340 gets my vote on looks only.
31 Post contains images Gigneil : One of my favorite planes in my favorite livery: N
32 Post contains links and images Mexicana757 : I would have to say the A330-200 View Large View MediumPhoto © John Higgins
33 Post contains images Fly727 : Same here. A330-200. RM
34 Post contains links and images Koad : I think the A330 looks better but the 340 is more comfortable for passengers because it is much more quiet during flight. View Large View MediumPhoto
35 Futureualpilot : Aside from the 757, 777 and 747 the A-330 is my favorite looking airliner. The twing engines under those long wings give it a sleek, gracveful look. T
36 Kl911 : Ofcourse it's again the French who think the IL-86 is a copy of the 340.... It's not!................
37 MD11Lover : I personally prefer the A330 over the A340 mainly because I am not a fan of Quads (except the 747). The A340 reminds me too much of the DC-8, and i t
38 Post contains links and images N766UA : Although I am by no means a fan of Airbus or their planes, I think the USAirways A330-300 has to be one of the prettiest jets out there. View Large Vi
39 Post contains links and images Jkw777 : I especially like the A340-642, for a number of reasons... View Large View MediumPhoto © Vivian A Watts That wingspan: View Large View MediumPhot
40 Joni : I vote for the A346, it looks simply elegant with a long, swanlike neck and 4 engines which IMO give the (correct) impression that it's meant for lon
41 Post contains images Jkw777 : I can agree with you Joni, an A340 has four engines and is relatively big in comparison to the A330. So therefore the A330 isn't perceived as a long r
42 Chrisdigo : kl911: Ofcourse it's again the French who think the IL-86 is a copy of the 340.... Do not generalize right here. It's not "again the French" who think
43 Post contains links and images Dragon-wings : I like the look of the A340-500 and 600 better than the 300 version. The bigger engines give it a more powerfull look to them. A340-600 A340-500 View
44 Zak : i love the northwest new livery on the a330.n i think the a332 is the most appealing jet twin these days since its really proportional. however it doe
45 KingGeo3 : The A330 is definitely the better looking of the machines. From a head on shot it is one of the most graceful and powerful looking planes of all time
46 Post contains images AlexG : Generally speaking, my heart goes with the A330, and when it comes to terms of A340, I have to admit: The bigger, the better! One exception: OA 343!!
47 Post contains links and images F.pier : Look at this pic, you can see the veeeeery elegant 330 landing, the wheels perfectly tilted, whe wings fonded, the very elegant winglets, the most bea
48 Post contains links and images SA006 : These are the four liveries that get the A330 my vote View Large View MediumPhoto © Søren Geertsen View Large View MediumPhoto © Walter Pie
49 Post contains images A330341 : Obviously, I love the A330-300 love the big engines and long thin wings looks..... Although the A340-600 also look nice... like I said... big engines
50 Post contains links and images Flpuck6 : There are times when the A343 can look pretty darn nice ... and clearly the length and bigger engines of the A346 is pretty impressive. But the A330-2
51 Post contains links and images Worldoftui : How about an award for the ugliest A330? View Large View MediumPhoto © Brian Stevenson - SPOT THIS!
52 MarcJet66 : I think the new Northwest colors are great on the A330-300 Teh colors of Virgin on the A340-600 are great too. Eva Air with its classic look is relly
53 Tolosy : The 330 is definetely my favorite
54 Post contains links and images Paddy : Okay from favorite to least favorite: 1. A345: the best looking airliner ever, in my opinion, and my second favorite airliner overall after the ER & L
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