MD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 876 posts, RR: 9 Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3419 times:
From a looks standpoint they are both terrific! Can't decide which one I like best.
I've only flown on each twice, which really isn't much to go on, but both were great. The A340 was quieter though. I hope I get to fly on them more, but if my limited experience on them is any indication, it's a choice between 2 great aircraft!
Blueshamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2721 posts, RR: 24 Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2958 times:
Not been around for awhile, but this thread caught my eye.
From a front seat point of view, a Trent powered 332 is a gorgeously endearing and impressive piece of kit, able to outclimb virtually anything at max weight; a huge advantage for the company bean counters when you get the desired route at the optimum level at the requested time.
As for the 342/3, what amazes me is that the damn thing is always right; human impulse might sometimes decide on a different level, a different rate of climb or a different way to respond to a situation, but at the end of every sector, I am constantly surprised at the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the thing.
But for pure enjoyment, the 332 wins hands down.............
If only I could give you a 3-way comparison with the 346............... ,-)
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(