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What Are The Most Comfortable Airliners...  
User currently offlineBlue_Angel From France, joined Jun 1999, 81 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Hi !
What are the most comfortable airliners for the pilots ?
Thanks...

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User currently offlineAUR From Colombia, joined Jun 1999, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1888 times:

I would ask:

Which airliners do pilots like to fly the most???

A friend of mine says that he loved the 727, and I've heard that some pilots don't like Airbuses.

I'm really curious about that.

Thanks.


User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1888 times:

I heard many great things about the B727, just a solid aircraft to fly. Also the DC10 is supposedly liked very much by their pilots, especially because of their large cockpits and great visibility you have through those huge windows.

Regards, Boeing727


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8086 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1888 times:

I've always heard great pilot reports from the DC10, 727 and 747. The 727 was never operated by many British airlines, just Dan Air really, and a friend of mine who flew for Dan Air (Flt. LM on Hs 748s) always says that the 727 was considered to be a hot rod. He has mentioned that a lot of British pilots, especially at charter airlines, were vaguely envious of their counterparts at the US domestics, cos the 727 was the workhorse and standard type (this was the 80s) there, whereas in Britain it was always wall-to-wall 737s.

Also, Airbus FBW cockpits may receive mixed reviews on other fronts but on a pure comfort level the sidestick is good because it leaves a completely unobstructed view of the panel and room for a tabletop that slides out from under the panel for paperwork, eating etc. Better than balancing a tray of food on your lap and using lots of clipboards for in flight documentation.



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User currently offlineSamcomprez From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

I have an uncle who was a 727 mechanic and a friend who was a captain on one. He went from FO in a 747 to fly the 727 and says he doesn't regret it one bit.

I have flown the 727 simulator and it's a cool plane to fly, takes lots of runways though but very solid.


User currently offlineB777captain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

I've heard from pilots flying the 767 that they like it because of the spacious cockpit

User currently offlineGoA340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

During one of my conversations with a Swissair pilot in the 1980s, I was told that the pilot adored flying the MD-80s and that the only disadvantage was the engined on the body which makes an engine fire more dangerous than in the wings.....what do you guys think?


User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1888 times:
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I heard that many pilots love the great preformance of the 757... Acceleration, Power Etc. I dont know about the comfort of the cockpit though.

User currently offlineJaemz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

by economy class seating configurations, the older airbus 300s are reasonably roomy.
the 777s economy class i've been on, though seats have cool contraptions like pull-outs for head support sideways...but legroom is disgusting. it was the first time i felt claustrauphobic taking economy class, matters worsen when person in-front reclines his seat...well, great angle for a snooze...but i'm just trying ta eat my food, i dun wanna see his wig! the entire flight BKK-SEL was sheer torture...and to think i was so excited about it before boarding seeing its going to be my first experience on a 777 from the boarding lounge.


User currently offlineMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

AUR, I know you like to take any opportunity to say something negative about Airbus, but if there are some pilots that dislike Airbuses, then there sure are some pilots who dislike Boeings or MDC planes too.

I have heard from quite a few pilots that they really like the MD-11.

My guess would be that almost any pilot would say that they like the plane they currently fly.



User currently offlineTP343 From Brazil, joined May 1999, 312 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

The Airbuses (except the A300/310) are especially apreciated because of their cockpit's clean and simple aspect (as Cedarjet has already mentioned: FBW, 6 screens,...). At least, that is the opinion of some of TAP's A319/320 and A340 pilots I talked with.

TP343, São Paulo, Brazil


User currently offlineN4KHGirl From United States of America, joined May 1999, 297 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Well for pax I think it's gotta be the L1011 or the MD11

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