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"Best" Long-haul Med/large Airliner?  
User currently offlineDesmidus From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 156 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

I realize this might be somewhat of a vague question, 'best' being a relative term, but what would you say is the best long-range airliner?

I'm more interested in being able to service a large amount of fields, excellent range, and good fuel efficiency, rather than size and passenger capacity.

So far I figure the A340-200 or the upcoming 500, but I'd like to hear what you guys have to say.

Thanks in advance...

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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

I think that, in terms of range, the A345 and the 772LR take it. Long legged beasts they will be...


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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

I don't know....maybe someone can answer for me the following...

What is the best twin jet short/medium range jet?

What is the best twin jet medium range jet?

What is the best twin jet long range jet?

What is the best long range twin jet with a first class cabin?

What is the best short range twin jet with an all coach cabin?

What is the best medium range twin jet with a first and business cabin?

What is the best short range twin jet with even number of seats?

What is the best short range twin jet with an odd number of seats?

What is the best medium to long range jet with even economy, but an odd number of first class seats?

What is the best short to medium range twin jet with an even number of seats in first class, but odd number of economy seats to fly on out of EWR on the Fourth of July during a rainstorm with a 74% load factor with a 15 minute ground hold?

What is the best brand of whiskey?


User currently offlineDesmidus From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

It's more an opinion poll than anything else  

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5579 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

(chuckle)


...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineFuture_Pilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

I think it's the A330-200 and/or the 767-200

User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

What is med/lg?

Depending on that it could be 762er/763er/a332/772lr

again..my opinions.


User currently offlineGearup From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

A340-600


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User currently offlineManuel From Portugal, joined Aug 2004, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

A340. They have no 'double-excuse-me' seats. And no ETOPS restrictions. And great commonality to the A330.

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2815 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

From my experiences, I would say the 777. First, I like the design...and you can't beat those engines! The seating config is alright, as long as you're not the guy in the middle! And the range...doesn't get much better than that. Keep in mind that I haven't flown Airbus long range...

User currently offlineAlle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1247 times:

The answer is of course A340-500! I really hope that Finnair would replance their MD-11 fleet with A345s!

Regards
Alexander Holst
Helsinki, Finland
ICQ 94604005


User currently offlineDesmidus From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1241 times:

I like the 777 too, but there's something about having 4 engines instead of just 2 going long haul over the Pacific.

User currently offlineCaravelle From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1236 times:

The A340-500 is great. And as Matt D asks for a comparable whisky, I'd recommend a wee drop of Chivas to accompany him on his flight....   Or a single malt. LHR stocks quite a few great brands....

- caravelle



Trains and boats and planes....
User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

I would say that the A345 is better than the A342.
The A342 has a better fuel-economy than A345 but A345 has a longer range, and as you say "there's something about having 4 engines instead of 2 going long haul over the Pacific", couldn't say it better myself.

Simon Larsson


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