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Anyone Flown On A330-200 Or 300?  
User currently offlineLauda777 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 165 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9842 times:

Im about to take my first flight on a QF A330-200 and 300 in March.
I have never flown on these types of aircraft before as a matter of fact i've never flown on an Airbus before which is why I deliberately booked with QF instead of DJ, also the tickets only cost $10 more.
What I want to know is what to expect on these aircraft?
Will I be disapointed after having flown on aircraft like the 767-300 and 777-200?


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9823 times:

Anyone Flown On A330-200 Or 300?

No.

Remarkably enough EVERY SINGLE PASSENGER FLIGHT of these aircraft have flown completely empty. Quite remarkable really.

 Big grin


User currently offlineBrubiac From Bouvet Island, joined Nov 2003, 216 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9810 times:

Have flown on the A330-200, TAM, CDG-GRU-CDG. Great airplane to fly with. In my opinion it's better and you have a little more space then on 767-300.
Never flew on 777-200 so I can't tell the difference.



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User currently offlineEmirates773 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9797 times:

I have flown on all of the aircraft you have mentioned and you should enjoy the A330. Its smaller than the B772 and is nearly as good, but it is a lot better than the B767.

Airbus make a good aircraft so you should have no worries.

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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19196 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9789 times:

Yeah, I've flown UL's 330s routing CMB-UL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL-SIN-CMB. They were great! I've also flown the 772 several times - but I wasn't disappointed with the 330.


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User currently offlineAviationMaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2479 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9786 times:

I have flown on the A330 3 times and will fly on one in January again. As for my expirience, the seats were rather cramped. But all in all its a great plane. Comparing it with the B767 I prefered the 767.

User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12394 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9779 times:
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The A330 is an excellent plane for pax. In my experience, admittedly only one airline - EK (with RR engines), it's also a very quiet plane.


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User currently offlineBoeing764 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9725 times:

I've flown on a Thai Airways A330 twice, very nice!

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User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9642 times:

After flying Sri Lankan , Thai and Malaysian Airlines A330 , its a joy to fly on the A330 and an advantage flying A330 over the 777 is that the cabin is quieter and no middle seat !! You will love flying the A330. In my opinion , much more comfortable then the 767 .


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User currently offlineVulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9566 times:

I flew on the A330-200 3 1/2 years ago. I was very impressed with the aircraft. The takeoff performance was phenominal. I was flying from Miami to Stockholm, Sweden nonstop and that plane just took off so easily. It is indeed a very quiet aircraft. One unique feature about the particular aircraft I flew on was the underfloor toilets. In the middle of the cabin is a double wide staircase that leads downstairs where there is a sitting area and five toilets. The reason for this option is that it frees up space in the cabin for additional seating. There are also 2 tiolets on the passenger level for anyone who is handicapped. The toilets seemed a little bigger also than the ones you normally find on the main deck. I think it's a great idea and also the passengers don't get stuck sitting next to a toilet with peoples rears in there face as they que for the toilet. Smart move Airbus!!!

User currently offlineHoons90 From Malaysia, joined Aug 2001, 3001 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9504 times:
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Flew on a Korean A330 2 times, Although it was a short 1 hour domestic flight from GMP to CJU, it was still very enjoyable, a nice plane !


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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9486 times:

Flown on both Qantas's A330-200 and A330-300, nice aircraft, esp the A330-300, just 2 weeks old - NICE!


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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9453 times:

I've been on A330-200 when Swissair still existed. Then I was agian on it but while it was owned by Crossair and last time under Swiss Int'l name  Smile
I really hate that aircraft. Its good for shuttle flights between NYC and DC but not comfortable for Atlantic crossing.
I preffer B767 or B777 over those cramped buses.

Rafal


User currently offlineHoons90 From Malaysia, joined Aug 2001, 3001 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9428 times:
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I preffer B767 or B777 over those cramped buses.

I thought that the A330/A340 was wider than the 767 by at least one row ? Anyways, it would depend on the airline..



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User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 906 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9363 times:

I've flown on TAM's A330-200 from MIA to Sao Paulo and back to MIA. A very nice plane, smooth, quiet and comfortable. Of course, ultimate comfort on most airplanes depends on the airline's configuration, so your mileage may vary.

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User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9340 times:

Flew on QF's A332 "A" and "C" recently SYD-PER and PER-SYD. I was really looking forward to travelling on them however I was disappointed. On the SYD-PER sector the video was out of action and on the PER-SYD sector the video was intermittent (really annoying) and the audio was out of action. The economy seats are pretty shitty and uncomfortable (like all QF economy seats). If you sit near the leading edge of the wing be prepared for the noise when the slats are deployed. The view of the wing and one of the CF-6s is worth it though. They are quite impressive - certainly slightly larger diameter than the CF-6s on the old A300s.



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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9308 times:

I've flown on an Air Canada A330-200 and 2 US Airways A330-300s.

Both flights were exceptional, miles better than the old 767s I've flown transatlantic, take-off is not too powerful and I felt was very sedate both times, rate of climb was also quite slow (but I guess with 9hrs+ fuel it would make it quite heavy!).

Seating is cool - 2-4-2 in economy, - so you never disturb more than one person to get up - and if there's two of you like there was us, you get the 2 seats to yourself of course! The leg room was very generous both times, and nice wrap-around headrests made for a comfortable flight. Quite wide as well - about 3-4 inches at the side of my window seat before the wall!

AC had a space for PTVs but weren't installed, US had PTVs with a system to watch whatever you want whenever you want! Cool!

Sitting just in front of the wing is cool, the wingspan is huge and you can really see the flex on the wing on take-off!

NoelG.


User currently offlineWbryce From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9289 times:

flown the A330 from Jamica to Manchester with Monarch.

Supposed to be an A330 to Jamica but technical problems prevented this, a few hours delay and we get a stand in plane, a nice old DC10.

The DC10 flight there took 10 hrs, the A330 flight back took 7hrs.



User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9269 times:

I flew on the first A330-300 for NW to Amsterdam, and it was not a pleasureable one. The seats were ok but not as good as the seats in the 767s and 777s in CO's Fleet, also there were some problems with the movie, but it's a new plane so what can u say and I prefer the 2-1-2 Business Seating and 2-3-2 economy seating on CO's 767s over the 2-2-2 Business Seating and 2-4-2 economy seating on NW's A330s.


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User currently offlineUnited4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 291 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9231 times:

"I flew on the first A330-300 for NW to Amsterdam, and it was not a pleasureable one. The seats were ok but not as good as the seats in the 767s and 777s in CO's Fleet, also there were some problems with the movie, but it's a new plane so what can u say and I prefer the 2-1-2 Business Seating and 2-3-2 economy seating on CO's 767s over the 2-2-2 Business Seating and 2-4-2 economy seating on NW's A330s."

I would suggest that these are more of NW v CO comparisons than A330 v B767. They seem more down to configuration than the aircraft itself.

Mike


User currently offlineDtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9230 times:

I recently flew DTW-FRA-DTW on NW's new 330. I really liked it. The IFE was great and the seat with the adjustable headrests in coach were greatly appreciated on the long flight.


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Overall I have to give the NWA 330 high marks.



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User currently offlineAndrewAir From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9192 times:

I've flown on a Thai Airbus A330-322 from MNL-BKK-MNL a few months ago. I prefer 767 and 777 over the A330. Its not that I don't like the plane but I just prefer Boeing over Airbus.



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9181 times:

I have been on an A330-200 twice. They are very quite, but most of all very comfortable. Hope you enjoy your flight!

DC-10


User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9130 times:

I have flown on an SN A332 DFW-BRU and BRU-DFW in 2001. Nice plane. Leisurely takeoff from DFW due to many pallets of mail loaded onboard. OTOH, the takeoff from BRU was very powerful. This plane now flies for LH.

I noticed that many praise it's quietness; when flying on an exit row window seat it's not quiet at all. But I guess that's to be expected sitting right next to the engine.



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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9052 times:

Flown on the following, some several times:

-200: A4O-KB, A4O-KE, A6-EAA, A6-EAC, A6-EAK, G-MDBD, G-WWBB, G-WWBM
-300: B-HLK, N671UW, N672UW, VR-HLC

All very pleasant flights. VOD great on US Airways, J class on EK and BD also pretty good. I far prefer A330s with two seats by the window to larger widebodies like 747s with three seats by the window in Y class. The Airtours (now MyTravel) A330 was "different" in that the rest rooms are downstairs below the main deck, but I believe MYT are the only airline to have taken this option.

Andy


25 Carlos1979 : I've only flown the 333 once (LHR-YYZ) an Air Crap...er....Canada service. I absolutely hated the A/C. Nothing to do with Airbus product, but more to
26 DaV : I found some remarks on this thread rather funny. Thread starter asked for an *aircraft* comparison, not airline comparison... problems such as config
27 Leskova : Having flown A332 (TAM) and A333 (Cathay Pacific) as well as B762 (Air Zimbabwe, SAA) and B763 (American, Royal Brunei, Scandinavian) and B772 (Britis
28 Post contains images Airliner777 : Flew: UAL B767-300ER MIA-HAV-MIA LTU A330-300 MIA-DUS-MIA I found both to be great airplanes, with "OK" rated space available. There was lightly more
29 Groobster : I've flown on a Sri Lankan A330-200 and a Qantas A330-200 (first day in service!) It is an excellent plane. I much prefer it to the 767-300
30 Post contains images Lindy : I'm not saying that I don't like Airbus aircrafts. I've flown A319 and A320 on SR and US Shuttle. I really like them. Leather seats. Generous legroom.
31 Post contains images Sabena 690 : BTW - My best Airbus flight was with Sabena A340 BRU-JFK That doesn't surprise me, Rafal *cough* I've flown the B763 and A332, and found the A332 much
32 Lindy : Unfortunately I wont be flying LX in the future. They have canceled IAD flights in October 2003. Rafal
33 YEGspotter : I have flown both A332's and 762's from YEG to HNL. I found the flight on the A332 to be slightly more enjoyable mostly due to the fact that the aircr
34 Francoflier : I love the A330 because it gives all the commodity and features of a 772 but there is no "double-excuse" seat. It feels less crowdy, a bit more intima
35 Post contains images Leskova : Thanks for clarifying that, Rafal... Regards, Frank
36 Planemannyc : In 1999, Thai A330-300 (brand new a/c...was great), in Economy In Feb of this year, Malaysian in Business....only sad thing was the duration of the fl
37 RobertNL070 : In the last 1½ years: KLM 747 Amsterdam-Mexico City-Amsterdam Mexicana 727 Adv Cancun-Mexico City (deep sigh and a feeling of great humility) British
38 QantasA332 : I've flown on a USAirways A333. In my opinion, it far surpassed the 763 we took on the return flight, in terms of space, general comfort, and noise. A
39 BWIA330 : Hey, Ive been on Canada 3000's A330-200's 3 times from Toronto to Port Of Spain Trinidad. Excellent aircraft, very silent and flies smoothly. They als
40 Gilesdavies : Excellent Aircraft to fly on, really quiet and comfortable aircraft. The seating, IFE and configuration is dependent on the airline and I cant speak f
41 RyanairA320 : The A330 is my favourite aircraft of all. Infact I love all airbus aircraft hence my name. I also included my favourite airline---RYANAIR---. Aer Ling
42 Post contains images N754pr : I've been of four A333's and they are fine, better then the 763 but I can't say regarding the 777 as I've never stepped foot on one. 2 x Cathay 1 x Ph
43 Qantasboy : I Have Flown: AA, CO: 764 QF, KL: 763 QF, EI, 9W: 732 QF, BD, CX, MH: 333 QF, CX, SA: 332 The 330's are nicer and newer than the 767's. I enjoy them m
44 Post contains links and images Sdate747 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Johannes klinghardt Flew this baby last week, was a true pleasure (my face was packed against that 2nd last window
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