Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8371 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (15 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
It entirely depends on what's inside it. A Cessna 152 is the most comfortable plane in the world if it contains one huge armchair.
Actually I would say it is more comfortable than more modern planes on one level, that being that the cabin air is recycled more often than in more recent designs, so the air quality is better and you'll arrive feeling more clearheaded and refreshed. I don't care about the inflight entertainment, I tend to read books and ignore the screens anyway, unless there's a really good movie on. As for the single-aisle question, I prefer it cos it means less passengers at baggage claim. Don't know about the seats but that is entirely down to the airline, not the aircraft type.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (15 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1083 times:
I flew a 722 back from Chicago to San Diego on the last leg of a flight from St. Petersburg, Russia in the summer of 1996. I'd started out in St. Petersburg, boarding a DC9-40 of SAS to Stockholm, then the next morning on to Copenhagen on an MD-83, also SAS. The plane for the transatlantic flight was a 767-300ER, packed from nosecone to tailcone, and somewhat cramped. Also an SAS flight. So actually, the half-full UAL 722 for the final leg was quite comfortable, never mind that the flight was some 4 hours in length. It is a pretty quiet aircraft, given the location of its engines, and I didn't find the seats to be uncomfortable at all. Given how tired I was after spending 15 hours in planes and airports, I am sure I would have noticed if it had been either loud or uncomfortable.
Of course, when it comes down to it, who wouldn't prefer a 757? >;-) But the 722 is a great aircraft, overall.
JZ From United States of America, joined May 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 9 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1079 times:
I guess it all depends. I flew DL 727-200 on the SFO-CVG route few years ago. I thought the cabin interior was really dated. But the flight was comfortable with hot meal service. I wasn't bored because the weather along the way was clear and I spent most of the time admiring the snow covered Rocky Mountains and the great plains.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4412 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (15 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1056 times:
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Of course it is. I absolutely love the 727. That's what I always try to get when I take a flight within the United States, because I love her, and because she will soon be retired because of her age. She does have a certain age, indeed, but she certainly serves well in the airlines. The longest 727 flight I've ever been on was from Dallas to New York LGA with American. That was six years ago.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1710 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (15 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1052 times:
When I go to Australia in April, the U.S. domestic portion of my trip will be on Delta. The segment from CVG to LAX was a 757 when I booked it, but when I checked with Delta recently, I found out it has been changed to a 727-200. I was delighted. That is one of my favorite planes, and since there is no entertainment system, they won't make me pull down my shade and sit in the dark all the way. I would much rather look out. Now if only they will change my return to an L-1011. It is currently a B767-300, but if they are putting these aircraft on routes intended for the 777, maybe my LAX to CVG flight will be an L-1011 by the time April rolls around.
American MD-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1049 times:
Oh yes, the Boeing 727-200 is indeed a very comfortable aircraft for the long routes it takes.
It has all the luxary's of home. Blankets and Pillows, no cabin noise, perfect plane. Much better than the extremely loud DC-9-30. I cant sleep on the DC-9.