Lauda777 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 165 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10720 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?
We remind passengers all flights are non smoking, if you are caught smoking you will be asked to sit outside on the wing
Brubiac From Bouvet Island, joined Nov 2003, 217 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10688 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.
AviationMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10664 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.
9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1799 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10520 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 .
Vulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 10444 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!!!
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10331 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
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.
MD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1003 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10241 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.
Tsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10218 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.
Noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10186 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!
COAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10147 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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United4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 291 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10109 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.
Brons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3019 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10008 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.
Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
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.
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