HawaiiB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
In response to all of these idiotic, not to mention ludicrous, Boeing vs. Airbus topics, it is possible to like and be satisfied with both Boeing and Airbus at the same time. I prefer Boeing for its widebodies (B747, B767, B777) and I prefer Airbus for its narrowbodies (A320 series). Which is why United Airlines made the best choice (like how Boeing did on the 777, doing what the customer wanted) and chose its planes based on what customers preferred. United's bread & butter (business travellers) preferred Boeing widebodies and Airbus narrowbodies. The only exception to this is that United also flies the B757, which isn't bad but could be a little wider. They need this aircraft for a variety of routes, ranging from Chicago-Denver to Los Angeles-Kona (Hawaii). They chose the B757 because of its verstatility.
Being the son of a United flight attendant, I have been exposed to and flown Boeings, Airbuses, and McDonnell-Douglases (long live the DC10 ) many times, and they all make fine aircraft, each with their own unique strengths.
On a more personal note, I have flown both the A320 and the B737 many times, and let me tell you, the A320 can and does kick the B737's @$$ anyday!
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5563 posts, RR: 38 Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1516 times:
Of course! There must be a competition. It would be very bad if only one aircraft manufacturer would survive. I hope both (Airbus and Boeing) will make good business and good aircrafts.
On long haul flights I prefere the A 330/340 and B 767, on short haul it love the MD 80 but also the A 320 family and the B 737.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5563 posts, RR: 38 Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
I think you don't get the point. If there was only Boeing without a compeditor, the aircrafts would become much more expensive. For the spotters it would be very boring to see aircrafts from only one manufacturer.
Why do you hate Airbus? You don't explain it. Have you ever flown on a 320 or 330? I doute! I have flown on almost all Boeings (707, 720, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767) and on many Airbuses (300, 310, 320 family, 330, 340) as well on DC 9, 10, MD 80, 11 or on a L-1011. I know what I am talking about. Both manufacturers produce excellent airliners!!!
Vctony From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 448 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1486 times:
I also like both. I like Boeing for the 747/757/767/777 and Airbus for the A318/319/320/321. Both are excellent manufacturers and the Boeing vs. Airbus posts are extremely ridiculous. Who says that you have to hate one just because the other may make a better product in one segment of the industry.
Eg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1834 posts, RR: 15 Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1484 times:
You may not believe it for the way I have been slated in other posts, but I am a believer in both companies - I think that they both make excellent products.
It just really gets to me people who instantly say that one manufacturer is better than the other.
Let's face it, all aircraft will get you from A to B as safely as possible, in comfort (I have never been on either an Airbus or Boeing that I have wanted to get off - I love flying too much for that!) and as quickly as possible.
I personally have flown on A320, 330, 340 and B 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and I think they are all great aircraft. I look forward to be able to fly the 744 and Concorde next year or so, and the A3XX/747NG as soon as possible after that!!!!
Marair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1478 times:
Boeing and Airbus are great companies that make state of the art airplanes. All the airbus/boeing wars are started by ignorant people that dont know what they are talking about. We all shold ignore these people and just stick to the subject. I understand its hard to ignore stupid coments but its the only way to stop it.
Personaly I think this forum should have a age limit.
L-1011Alpha From Puerto Rico, joined Feb 2000, 331 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1466 times:
I totally agree.
like ZHR said;there must be a competition.
personally,I could fly in both companies.I could work for both companies...
I really don't have any preference in Boeing or Airbus.
In the Airliners point of view I like B717,B747 and B757.A319,A320,A330.
"For Us, Sky is not the limit.. Its Ground" / L-1011Alpha.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2457 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1460 times:
I've flown on both Boeing and Airbus planes before, and they're all great aircraft with their sets of unique characteristics, like the A319/320 with its small winglets for example. Or the ubiquitous 747 with its upper deck and the small 737-200 with its skinny (but loud) engines. I like the A319, A320, 737-300/400/500 and the 747-400. I don't really have any preference for either manufacturer.
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5455 posts, RR: 18 Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1448 times:
i like boeing better for now because i have only flown on boeing/McDonnel Douglas jets, but i have heard airbus jets to be very good and i want to fly on a couple but AA doesnt operate them exept for the A-300 but i could go either way, i only like boeing because i have been on them and they are safe, i look forward to going on airbus jets though, i just dont know when i will get my chance to.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
HawaiiB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1409 times:
FINALLY!!!!!! There are people out there in this forum who aren't anti-(place aircraft manufacturer here). This goes to show that just because you like one product, doesn't mean its competitor is worthless. Personally, although my favorite burger-joint is Burger King, I still eat at McDonald's or Wendy's on occasion.
Also, in response to the age-limit post, this thread was started by a soon-to-be 18 year old!!!! I am not an airline pilot, or industry analyst. I graduated high school on June 2, and am currently working on my private pilot's license at Lake In The Hills, IL (I just soloed yesterday for the first time, Cessna 172R N913MA!!!!!! ). I will attend Southern Illinois University next year, majoring in aviation-flight. Don't even try to tell me that this forum should have an age-limit. I feel that if someone has an interest in aviation and desires to learn more about it, they should be free to use this forum, capeesh?
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 22 Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1404 times:
...but you cannot get any respite from the people on this forum if you do!!! Myself, I am actually happy to lobby both sides. I think both companies are great, and they all have their strengths and weaknesses.
HawaiiB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1403 times:
I agree totally with you, considering the ignorance level of this forum... . Also, for my entire life I have not given a D_MN about what others think of me. I have my opinion, I am sticking to it.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6309 posts, RR: 56 Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1379 times:
I agree with you completely. British Airways has also made a similiar fleet decision with A318, A319 and A320s and 744 and 777s all in service or on order. Air France also has Airbus narrowbodies and Boeing widebodies. Singapore Airlines, ANA and Air China have fleets consisting of those types also. The777Man
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly...T5, CI, LX and LH 777s
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5563 posts, RR: 38 Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1380 times:
HawaiiB777: Congratulations for your first solo flight!
I don't think that there must be an age-limit in this forum. There are a lot of young teenagers who post very interesting topics (e.g. Teahan) and older people with stupid posts. If there are some silly "puberty posts" you can ignore it.
Hey to all teens: Go on with your posts!!
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1379 times:
I have to add something on the Hartsfield post: ZRH is absolutely correct.
Hartsfield doesn't give a reason for his hate. I'm wondering why. Maybe he doesn't know it himself...
I have flown on many Bs and As and both are great. Hartsfield may have only played with models so far...
That reminds me on a kindergarten scene: My ice cream cone is bigger and better than yours, because it's red and not blue...bla bla bla bla
Those people suck like flies in the soup!
Turbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 22 Reply 22, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1355 times:
This post reminds me of some of the replies I have posted myself. It is clear that this site should be for AIRPLANE lovers, considering Boeing lovers as well as Airbus lovers or "both-lovers", and just desconsidering, ignoring any "haters", specially people like Hartsfield, who just do not write any reason but just silly, short senseless sentences. Many times their hatred is limited to the fact they have never flown one of those, or because they consider the foreigner an enemy, an invasor or even a lower being.
We all here should be devoted to "THE ART OF FLYING", no matter what manufactured genial machine gave us the immense pleasure to do so.
HawaiiB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1346 times:
Thank you for all your replies, see how calm things can be when we are open-minded?
Again, ignorance breeds disaster (remember Hitler & the Holocaust?).
And, thank you to all the well-wishers congratulating me on my first solo flight. It was an experience to remember. The best part was right after taking off the first time, realizing that I had to get that thing down by myself!!!
To all fellow pilots out there, fly safe & fly the friendly skies! (my goal is to fly the 777 for United Airlines, no I am not starting A vs. B here, it just so happens the 777 is my favorite plane).