Captain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1422 times:
777, 744, 747-300/200/100, 767-300/200, 757, MD-11, DC-10, Tristar, A330, A340 or any Russian equipment.
(have I covered all the current ones?)
Go on whats your favourite plane for trans-atlantic crossings?
Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3081 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1370 times:
Here's my trans-Atlantic history:
-> 744 BA
<- 742 BA
-> DC-10 NW
<- 742 VS
-> 742 VS
<- A333 US
My favorite was the A330-300 of US Airways because of the seats per aisle ratio and good in-flight entertainment. I would predict that my favorite would be a 767-200 because of the even fewer seats per aisle if the aircraft was also equiped with good in-flight entertainment as well.
Dragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1312 times:
I have done
I would rank them in this order:
1. 777-222 (great in flight entertainment, wide seats, nice plane)
2. 767-200 (Pretty good service, nicely kept plane)
3. L1011 (average I guess)
4. A310 (uncomfortalbe seats, and the pilot had the air pressure or something up a little high in the plane. My whole family got headaches once they shut the doors)
Bombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1301 times:
BA 772, 744, 742, 741
VS 744, 742
The 772 wins out over the 744 narrowly, out of the ones that I've experienced. The BA 742 was nice because I got to sit in the Upper Deck (which was economy seats on BA, when they still had them flying.) But at the same time, I don't really like the 742 as a plane. You can't beat the 772 interior- I love it. But then again, a 744 is pretty great as well? So for me it would be, from best to worst: 772, 744, 742, A300, 741. I've been on the 762 and the A340, but not transatlantic.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1291 times:
My favorite is the Boeing 777, particularly the Continental and British Airways 3-3-3 seating configuration. I also like the 767-400 (Continental being the only airline to fly it across the pond) but I don't like the fact that there are no rear-lavatories on this plane. I also have had excellent flights on the A340. I am not a big fan of the 747 frankly, although I used to be. Sure it is big and such, but I think it has an unspectacular looking interior, particularly after the 777 style interior on the 777 and 767-400.
Overall, I'd rate the A340-300 top for its quite and comfortable ride and the 772 for its spacious interior, uniteds economy plus seating and ptv.
All others as follows
The worst trans-atlantic flights were on AA's 767s, suffering technical problems on 2 of my 4 flights (apu, aft cargo door latches) causing delays and deboarding, dirty interior, inflight entertainment (audio) not running properly on all flights.
In terms of service, I'd prefer BA. My last flight on their DC-10s was back in 1997 on reg. G-MULL, LGW-MIA.
I think the 777-200 had the best economy but the MD-11 has the best Biz Elite the 767-300 is the worst plane to cross the pond in i only had 31 inches of leg room!
All in all the 772's are the best, but im going on a Air France A340 this summer so the 772 might be in a close second
Spyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1206 times:
Coming from the west coast across the atlantic I've been on 742/3's (KLM and BA), A330 (Air Transat) and DC-10 (Northwest and Canadian). I would have to say my best transatlantic experiences were on the DC-10's, especially the Canadian flight where I had all five seats in the middle and could lay out and actually get some sleep!
TransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1188 times:
In what universe is the 3-3 configuration an advantage?
It is actually the worst configuration from a boarding/passenger comfort/deplaning perspective.
2-2, 2-3, 2-3-2, 2-4-2, 2-5-2, 2-4-3, 3-4-3 - You name them all - NONE of other existing configurations have as many passenger per row and aisle. And for flying intercontinental it is just the absolute pits.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2148 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1165 times:
I agree with Turbolet - I miss the 707 greatly. Granted, there were no PTVs, but looking out the window was sufficient in-flight entertainment for this wee lad. I flew an Air India 707 half way around the world and never lacked comfort.
KLM's DC-8-63s get honorable mention. They were clean, spacious, and very comfortable.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery