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Favourite Trans-atl Plane?  
User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1051 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?  Love  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
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User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Sorry forgot the A300!!!  Nuts


Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

A340...A little slower than most but very comfortable, compared to others I've flown on.

Jeff

User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 999 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.

Let me do my best to rank the options though:

1. 762
2. 763
3. A332
4. A333
5. A342
6. A343
7. A300-600R
8. 744
9. 743
10. 742
11. 777-200
12. Tristar
13. MD-11
14. DC-10
15. 757

But my real favorite is the one that gave me the lowest fare! I still wouldn't gripe about flying on any of these types across the pond.



User currently offlineAtwingo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 980 times:

A330/40 & 777

User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 969 times:

I have flown

1.747-200 Ba
2.767-300 Ba+American+Spanair
3.767-200 American
4.777-200 United

No1 UA 777!!!!!!!! Brilliant take-off!  Wow!



Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2277 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 952 times:

777-200 and A330 are my favorites.

User currently offlineAFC_Ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 953 times:

AF 777-200ER
AF 747-400
BA 777-200ER
KLM 747-200/300
AA 767-300ER
DL 767-300ER



Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you long to return
User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 941 times:

I have done
>L-1011 DL
>777-222 UAL
<767-200 US
>767-200 US

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)

--dragogoalie-#88--



Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 932 times:

Don't forget the 310!

Perhaps not so comfortable, but i would like to fly one, perhaps YHZ-CDG or something... (C3)



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineBombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 930 times:

I've done:

BA 772, 744, 742, 741
VS 744, 742
AA A300

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.

Regards.

/gwl


User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 821 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 928 times:

777 and then 747 400 and next MD11 (for swissair!)

User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 921 times:
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here's what rode on Boeing 767 and 777.

I would ride on a MD-11, L-1011, Or 747 if I would.



"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 920 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.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineGeotrash From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 884 times:

Let's not forget the Spirit of St. Louis, perhaps the greatest of all transtlantic planes  Big grin

No question in my mind- the 744. Especially the upper deck, when I have enough FF miles to afford it.

-G


User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 876 times:

I've been on the 777 and the A343 transatlantic. I liked the B777 more, but the A343 was also very nice. My top three list would most likely be...

1. 777
2. 767( if I ever got the chance Transatlantic)
3. A340/A330


User currently offlineTom_EDDF From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 856 times:

I've been on

B763 (AA, AC)
B772 (UA)
B741 (AF)
B744 (AC, BA, UA, LH)

A343 (LH, AC)

DC-10-30 (BA)

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

2. 744
3. DC-10
4. 763
5. 741

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.

BR,
Tom.


User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1020 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 852 times:

Well, ive been on the:

MD-11 (roundtrip)
777-200(twice R/T)
767-300ER(once R/T)

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  Smile



Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
User currently offlineZauberfloete From Austria, joined Nov 2000, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 844 times:

It did various transatlantic flights with 747-100s, 747-200´s, 767-300s, A310-300s, MD11s, B777-200s, A340s, A330s....

The planes I liked best over the north atlantic had been 1.) A330-200
2.) A340-300
3.) B777-200
4.) A310-300



User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 835 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!

User currently offlineSouthernCRJ From Argentina, joined Sep 2001, 180 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 823 times:

1-767-200
2-A-310
3-DC-10


User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 822 times:

The 707 is the best looking of all! Let's not forget it!
It also has the advantage of having a 3-3 configuration.
-turbolet


User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 997 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 817 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.


User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1960 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 794 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
User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 784 times:

747-400
777-200ER
L-1011-500
A340-500
A330-200
767-300ER
A300-600R
MD-11ER
DC-10-40


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