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What Is The Worst Aircraft In?  
User currently offlineDellatorre From Brazil, joined May 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

DL:
727/L-1011/732

AA:
727/A300/F100

CO:
727

NWA:
DC-9/727

US:
DC-9/727/732

UA:
727/732

TWA:
DC-9/727

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User currently offlineDELTA_FORCE777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Your full of it!!!!!!!!! Delta's L-1011's are awesome!!!!!!!!!

And Continental doesent have 727's anymore!!! Before they got rid of them, They were really nice inside!!!!!


User currently offlinePanther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

I guess you are talking about "worst" looking plane in an airlines color scheme.., This is truly a strange topic, however the forementioned aircraft Dellatorre listed look rather grace full and ellegant to me. The airplanes have no choice but to wear the so called unpretty liveries, I think planes can still look ellegant even in the worst paint scheme, just a thought.

User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2543 times:

Actually, I think Dellatore meant in terms of a/c age and loudness, as well as the degree of inflight comfort. Most of the a/c listed above seems to be older a/c, with the exception of the Fokker F100, which is not that old.

Dellatore, you might want to be a bit more clear when you're posting topics like this in this forum. Otherwise you might not get the responses you want. Just a friendly advice from me.


User currently offlineLochman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Yeah, I agree B 727 is the worst aircraft in the world!




User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

I think the 727 was one of the most advanced aircraft of its time. I don't really understand what you mean when you say "worst." In terms of what? Please be more specific next time. I see the 727 listed for almost all airlines, and i'd like to know why this is so. You also have listed the L-1011, which along with the 727 was a very advanced aircraft when it was produced. Safety can't be an issue, so you must be referring to either engine noise or crummy interiors, which have hothing to do with the plane.

User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6451 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

Oh, come on! The 727 is old and tired and needs retirement soon, but it is probably the most awesome plane in history of flight. It was the plane which more than any other plane made scheduled flight really accessible to ordinary people, and its fantastic that it can still perform good service after 35 years while practically all competitors have been retired long time ago.
It is simply not allowed to use nasty words against such a grand old lady. She needs respect, so please...
Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineSKYTEAM From France, joined Nov 2009, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

L-1011?????? Your kidding me, The L-1011 is one of the best aircraft ever built, and its very clean!!! Whats wrong with the 727? I've seen some nice 727's

So get your facts straight!!!


User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10735 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

Some years ago I flew with an L-1011 from ATA (shortly before aquired from Delta). It was a piece of crap. Faded yellowish fittings, partly loose parts, the most packed plane I´ve ever been on. They couldn´t fix a door for hours etc..

The opposite of what some of you enthusiastically say about a Delta Tristar.



User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2466 times:

The topic is vague indeed. The truth is, the condition or state of any plane is more a reflection on the owner of the plane rather than anything to do with the craft itself. Neither the 727 nor the TriStar can ever be considered a bad type - they were both revolutionary indeed. Just look at how many 727s sold (1831) compared to its contemporaries which flopped - BAe Trident (? how many built), Dassault Mercure (10) - both of which were in its class. In addition to that, well over 1000 727s still fly while Trident and Mercure lie in the graveyard. It is true that some carriers neglect their older planes and let them run-down until new ones arrive but again that is the fault of the airline, not the plane!

As for TriStars, BWIA has kept its 4 in excellent condition and 2 now sport the steelband logo which can be seen in photos on this site.

 
Trintocan.



Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offline1011 FAN From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

Worst in what way?
Looks?
Relilability?
Comfort?
Safety?
Cost to operate?
Very vague topic indeed.

As a frequent flier I dislike the new AA 737-800 very much. Its very cramped and uncomfortable to fly in. Besides, a 737 just doesent look right in AA livery.


User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

All I can figure out here is that this guy was trying to incite violence! Calling the 727-200 and L-1011 the worst aircraft in their respective fleets! Two of the most classic of all airliners that to this day, some 40 and 30 years after coming into service still hold their own against new hi-tech aircraft they operate alongside.

I guess he hasnt ever ridden an L-1011 either, one of the most graceful and reliable airplanes in the sky, a true benchmark of widebody technology. Poor guy, to not have an appreciation for these aircraft almost doesnt allow him to be an aviation enthusiast!!!

Everytime I get to ride on a 727-200 or L-1011 I feel so lucky to have one more ride.


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