MtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2645 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3604 times:
Maybe they should say "widerbody".
The folks at Airbus know that the general public relate 'widebody' to 747,L1011,DC-10, and some twin aisle jets. So they are just trying to be ambiguous so people will think its bigger than it is, maybe.
On a side note. Is it Frontier's A318 that have the electronic device lights where the no smoking lamps were? I know I have seen that once, but cannot remember exactly who/what it was, but i think it was on my F9 A318 trip DEN-PDX awhile ago. I thought it was an excellent idea.
BDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3591 times:
Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 3): The folks at Airbus know that the general public relate 'widebody' to 747,L1011,DC-10, and some twin aisle jets. So they are just trying to be ambiguous so people will think its bigger than it is, maybe.
Perhaps, but not necessarily.
I found this definition of Widebody on MSN Encarta....
I don't know, was leaving open the possibility that there was one plane somewhere in history that flew for 30 feet on Friday, February the 34th, 1943 with Adolf Hitler and George Bush's grandfather that had three aisles that some a.nutter out there knows about and I don't.
You know, I would actually not be surprised to know they were good friend!
On a less political note, it's quite strange Airbus makes it that was, maybe it might be a maketing phrase, but maketing also says it shouldn't make things confused. Nevertheless, to the normal public (a guy who looks at a plane and that's not a a.nutter), a widebody can be the obese guy sitting on seat(s) 7E+F. Basically, it means nothing, but I'm quite sure the Airbus webpage is mostly dedicated to professionals, so it is indeed very strange....
It's not about AIRBUS. it's not about BOEING. It's all about the beauty of FLYING.