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Most Comfortable Plane For Long Flights  
User currently offlineNaimas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 666 times:

If you and someone you loved were going to take a long flight (say an international one) and you had a choice of a 767 a 777 a 747 or an airbus plane to fly on (sorry I dont know which ones fly long flights)

Which would be your choice if you had to fly coach?


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User currently offlineCPAir 4 life From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (16 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 358 times:

All three of those boeing planes are comfortable as well as the airbuses.
The 747 gives you more room to move around the cabin for walks, but there are more people do deal with. And one might get to feeling like cattle, being hurded together, or being trapped in the sterige (can't spell) section of an old ship.
The 767 is nice with its 2-3-2 configuration, but it's a smaller aircraft.
I have not flown on the 777, but I would assume it would be like a 767 with more room

I think as long as you don't have the DREADED middle seat on the DC-10 or L1011, then you should be ok. Most carriers are getting rid of those (if they have not already done so), so it's not that much of a concern anymore.
If I had the choice, I would fly the 777 in coach. Partially for the experience, and to not feel too cramped.

Thats my 2 cents

User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (16 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 335 times:

I absolutely loved the Airbus A340 on a recent Lufthansa flight. Very comfortable -- and even large restrooms.

All 3 Boeings are dynamite as well. Haven't flown the A330, though.

Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineMike Dunbar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 326 times:

None of the aircraft mentioned above are in the least comfotable to travel on long haul flights in coach. They are designed to pack as many fare payers into the available space as possible. Comfort here might be re-defined as least uncomfortable.

User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (16 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 312 times:

If I had a choice I would choose the a340 or the 777. As long as I don't get stuck in the middle of any aircraft.

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (16 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 302 times:

Well, I think the layout of the aircraft depends on the airline using it. Given my past experiences, I'd choose either British Airways, Air France or (GASP!) Aeroflot for a long international flight. Each of these airlines had comfortable seats with good support and legroom, as well as attentive and helpful cabin staff. As to the aircraft...well, my vote so far would go to the 747-400 or 767-300ER, but that again is based on the airlines I flew with.

Is there ANY aircraft for which the layout used by all airlines is common?