KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3674 times:
I always see Edelweiss A330's at ZRH....always found them to be a rather nice livery....
I dont think that a real reason to dislike the A330 .....think of the hundreds of A330's operating for so many mainstream airlines...its actually the backbone for many carriers and has proven to be a very sucessful plane by all measures...it has to a great extent taken the B767 market by storm...personally i think its a very attractive plane also...
ILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3620 times:
you are the first person I have ever heard of that even wnet so far as saying they didn't think the Edelweiss colours were great, not to mention ugly. Swissair flew them and Swiss flies them... as does AF. It shows it is a great plane. A very well rounded plane.
Also I think the VG colours (not a charter) look very nice. great job air orange.
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3558 times:
When I think of the A330 I associate it with world class airlines like Emirates (largest operator of A332), Cathay (largest operator of A333), Swiss, Thai Airways, Air France, Austrian, bmi, Gulf Air, TAM, US Airways, Air Canada. Not to forget other scheduled carriers.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3469 times:
My only beef with the A330 (and all Airbuses, actually) is that their high floor level (in order to provide more space for cargo) ensures that the roofline slopes inward drastically in the cabin. Which means, if you in an outboard toilet, and are a male higher than 5 feet tall, you pretty much have to be a contortionist to take a piss!
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10436 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3421 times:
The Edelweiss livery indeed is a great livery which attracts attention immediately. I have to agree with the rest that NBC's arguments are based on nothing. The A330 is a good aircraft, taking over the 767 market if Boeing does not come up with something new. Let us discuss good topics. Disliking an aircaft because of its livery, is pure BS.
NBC News1 From UK - England, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3354 times:
I'm different than you guys are, I don't judge a plane by its performance or its seat pitch, I just love the way it looks. With the A330, it's already difficult enough (in my mind) for a colour scheme to look good on it....I find that wings don't really go with the aircraft....their too flimsy and long. I find it looks its worst at take-off or landing when its wings are all stickin' up in the air.
Edeilweiss may be different and grabs your attention, BUT it's SO UGLY! It's too busy for me. I've never bee a fan of billboard titles.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5586 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3276 times:
I think everything is said to this topic, but when you judge an aircraft from how it looks, the 330-200 is one of the most elegant. This hudge wingspan in comparison to the length of the fuselage together with its winglets makes it absolutly elegant (like an eagle). I think it is, at the moment the only airliner, which has a larger wingspan then length (60.30 meters wingspan to 58.37 meters overall length).
Vref From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3237 times:
I saw that Edelweiss aircraft last summer in Varadaro. Do they have more than one paint scheme on there 330's? We paid the crew a compliment on the colors.
Hey NBC News1. The third picture in your origional post is an X-Canada 3000 plane incase you are interested.
Remember! She will fly over gross but not out of gas!