Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4660 times:
If you want to look at it from the passenger point of view, it doesn't matter really. It 's rather a question of which airline you would prefer. It's the airline that decides on important things like legroom, service, connecting flights etc.
I fly long-haul services quite often, using both 744 and A340 (until now, no 777, though this is sheer coincidence) and to me it's only the choice of airline!
Ganymed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4622 times:
Having flown neither the A340 nor the 777 there ´s only one possibility left for me to vote i.e.the 744 although I ´d love to take both the A340 and 777 and that´s what I´m really wanting do in the near future.
I think all of them are great a/c and as has been mentioned numereous times here it depends pretty much on the airline´s cabin layout & seat arrangement rather than the a/c itself.
Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4537 times:
Apparently there are different surveys, which show, that either one or the other aircraft is preferred by this and that user.
But I never knew, that there already surveys, which show, that the B777 is preferredover the A340-600 because of its speed. If the user called "Yqfca" please could post the URL to that survey, that would be superb.
Anyway, it depends on the airline, and of course the personal preference. The only known fact, which can be measured, is, that the A340 is quieter, than the B777.
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Anawat From United States of America, joined May 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4492 times:
I usually fly SQ to/from SFO. F seats on 744 (SQ 1/2 via HKG) are nicer than those on A340 (SQ 15/16 via ICN).
I feel that there are few people who share the same thought to me as SQ.2 to SFO usually filled up first before SQ.16 from my experience. Often time, I would get a seat on SQ 16 easily, but will have stay on the waitlist for SQ.2 and quite often didn't get on it.
Airpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 942 posts, RR: 27
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4411 times:
I may be in the minority here but I find the 777, especially in Economy class, very cluttered and rather uncomfortable particularly in the 2-5-2 (or worse 3-4-3)configuration. I have been on MH, EK, CX and SQ, and only on SQ's 3-3-3 is it bearable. If possible, I would always choose a 747 or A340 over a 777 on longhauls.