Panther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2036 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.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2457 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2004 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.
Ben88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1984 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.
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6131 posts, RR: 55 Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1985 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...
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10051 posts, RR: 12 Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1941 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.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3211 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1927 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.
Woodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1023 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1882 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.