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Same Aircraft: Prefer One Airline's Over Another?  
User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2682 times:

As I flew last week, I found it interesting that I was on the same exact type of aircraft on 2 consecutive trans-Atlantic trips, yet I found the experience much more enjoyable on one airline then the other. And the seating layouts were the same too! (2x5x2) In my case, I found that I like the UA 772 much better then the AA 772.

However, there was 4.5 years between the 2 trips, so perhaps it was my perspective on the matter which changed my opinion.

Regardless... I was wondering if any of you have had the same experience? Have you been on the same type of aircraft on 2 airlines and liked them very differently, and what were the reasons why?

[Edited 2004-03-17 16:51:38]

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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2682 times:

The seating issue is interesting. PIA, in my knowledge, has 3-3-3. Otherwise, all 777 I took were 2-5-2

I took them from 3 companies, SQ, UA and AF... I found them equally good, although I must say the SQ looked the nicest and most well mantained. But no big difference somehow

User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2669 times:

My favourite B777 is American's simply because they offer more seat pitch than any other in Economy. And I always prefer the 2-5-2 layout because I get only one person next to me.

User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2661 times:

See Udo, everyone talks about MRTC on American, but to tell you the truth, I really didn't notice that much difference. Granted, I was in row 31, (directly behnd the emergency exit row), so perhaps that limited my legroom somewhat. Regardless though, the only AA a/c which I've noticed any additional room on was the S80/MD-83 between SEA & ORD.

User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1430 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2640 times:

I would go with BA's 772's any day over DL 772's, BA offering 4-classes, with FC being amazing and BA coach section 3x3x3 compared with Delta's awful 2x5x2. BA's 757's also seemed more comfortable than Delta's "bench seat" comfort (or lack of) coach seats.

"To fly or not to fly there is no question!"
User currently offlineANX4fishing From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2587 times:

Just pryed my ass out of an economy seat on SAS's 340, SEA-CPH. Miserably uncomfortable, 2-4-2 seating. Any opinions on other carriers' 340 economy seating? SAS gets a thumbs down.

Had looked forward to this 340 flight as it was my first one. I remember their old 767s as much more comfortable.


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 8102 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2568 times:

I have done MEX-JFK-MEX in a DL 752 and in an AM 752 and I liked AM better. Service was friendlier and the passengers were much better in AM's flight.

Next flights: MEX-JFK-MEX AM 788
User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2549 times:

I have also wanted to take a A340 SAS ride, maybe I wont go as far a a SEA-CPH flight.

That is good to know.


User currently offlineFlightLover From Moldova, joined Mar 2004, 350 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

I find Malev's 734 more comfortable than KLM's. It's been about 3 years since I last flew on these airlines but I remember being more comfortable (as comfortable as you can be in economy  Smile ) on a Malev's plane. The flight attendants are also extremely nice

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