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User currently offlineAirxliban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4511 posts, RR: 53
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

I have noticed this before but it never struck my attention as much as it does in this picture:

Does the window line slant upwards towards the rear of the aircraft?


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Yes, as does the A330/A340 line as well

User currently offlineAirxliban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4511 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

Is it just the window line or does the floor also have a slight slant?


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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2455 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

This is the case on all Airbus wide-bodies [well except the 380 maybe], read the caption:

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User currently offlineAASTEW From Dominican Republic, joined Oct 2001, 447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1804 times:

The floor on the A300 is slightly inclined, it seems as though your in a movie theater. I luv the A300.

User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1794 times:

I have sat at the rear of the A300 and yes the floor itself has a slight upward slant. I noticed that I was able to see over people's head a little bit easier. It is a result from the Airbus design. A310's, A300's, A330's and A340's all have it. Take a closer look at some pics and you will see it.


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User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1763 times:

Does anyone know what the reason is for this?

Thanks,

Tony


User currently offlineAirxliban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4511 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1760 times:

Interesting. I myself have never noticed this while in the plane but hopefully I'll have a chance to in the near future.

Thank you for your responses.



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User currently offlineEI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1740 times:

I believe it has to do with the fact that Airbus aircraft have a level bit of aircraft sticking out after the rudder. Boeing do not, they angle down from that point. Just my thoughts, though.


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User currently offlineAdria From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1736 times:

That AA A300 doesn't look nice in that color scheme

User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1671 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1101263/4/

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/766721/4/

Enjoy Smile

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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1633 times:

The floor is lowered, hence level, in the freighter mods.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1615 times:

I agree.. the AA livery is not flattering on the A300.

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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2996 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day ago) and read 1549 times:

Wow, that IS one ugly A300. I'm all in favor of AA's classic livery, but that plane needs a makeover. Perhaps even a little help from the Fab Five: Carson can design some new stripes to de-emphasize the window slant and cover up those unsightly composite fuselage parts, Thom can redesign the interior and put MRTC back in, Ted can propose a new menu, and Jai can teach the F/As to make eye contact. "All things just keep getting better..."

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User currently offlineBlueairbureau From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months ago) and read 1403 times:

Just thought I would shed a little light on this subject. When the 300 "bus" was first designed it was about 9 feet shorter than it is now. As Airbus was marketing the 300 to airlines they noted it fell short in under floor capacity, but not by much. By raising the floor they were able to add one more lower level container without changing the general control setup or the cabin floor structural strength. In the end production models were lengthened to the B2,B4's 175ft11in, (600's are 177ft5in). Airbus was already pushing for an on time entry into service and decided not to invest in redesign. Air France(the 300's first operator) did not see a problem with this and the rest is history....

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