Nightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2381 times:
Airbus Industrie claims that its A340 has the quietest cabin in the sky. Well I'm wondering, what do you think is the loudest cabin in the sky(or what do you think are the world's loudest commerical aircraft engines?)?
Of all the planes that I have flown on, I believe that the DC-9 has the loudest cabin. I flew on a Northwest DC-9-30 from MSP to IAD and sat right next to the engine. The engine was so loud that my eardrums nearly shattered! Throughout the flight, I could barely hear the person seated next to me talk since the engines were so freaking loud!
Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2365 times:
I agree, the DC9 is really loud if you're seated close to the engines. I've never been in the back of a MD80, so I don't know if it has improved. Another very very loud plane is the 777, it really annoys me on longer flights.
JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3181 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2307 times:
I flew on an American MD80 and sat about 6 rows infront of the engine and didnt have any problems with the noise levels, I believed they were somewhat typical. Airbus A320 is probably the loudest plane I've been on but somehow it is my favorite (well, the A320 family is my favorite...any Airbus is my favorite).
Boeing wise, the loudest plane I was on would probably be the 727 because quite frankly, they are very loud. However, the 767 is a very comforting aircraft and cabin noise is minimal.
From a personal standpoint, I prefer the noiser plane. Its a constant reminder of my most passionate hobby.
Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3078 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2292 times:
I flew on a NW 727 last month and was seated only a couple rows up from the engine. I was pleasantly suprised how quiet it was. I judge cabin noise by how loud I have to turn up my cd player to hear it. The back of the 727 was comparable to over the wing on the 757. The DC-9 was fairly loud at the back, but nothing rediculous.
Flyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2273 times:
Wow. I think that A340 has louder engines than the 777 does. I have flown on both, both in the cabin and both jumpseat during cruise. I say the A340 is loud. The 777 engines just seem to purr while the A340 engines kind of growl and whine. And yes the DC-9 is loud.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2272 times:
I've never been in the back of a MD80, so I don't know if it has improved.
No, it has not. In December last year I have flown from MXP to DUS on AZ with an M82. Lucky me because I have sat in business class. During the flight I walked to the rear lavatories and I could not believe how annoying noise it was there.
Janne From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
I flew DC-8's (as a passenger) in the 60'ies.
Those engines were loud (AND I LOVED IT).
In those days you could talk about "loud engines".
I think todays aircraft are a marvel of environmental friendliness.
Drewwright From United States of America, joined May 2001, 621 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2183 times:
Somebody should take a ride in a Jetstream or a Brasilia to find out what real noise is. The vibrations make even the cabin annoucements inaudible! As far as jets go the DC-9 is pretty darn loud as well.
Msh744 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2177 times:
For some reason, I'm always seated right next to the engine, whether it be the DC-9 (way too loud), the MD-80 (loud), or the 717 (much quieter). I was once seated in the last window row ( there is one more row w/o a window) on a Hawaiian Air 717, and it did not bother me too much, besides the fact that when I looked out the window, the only scenery I could see was the engine, making me miss out on seeing a Hawaiian sunset from the air. I've sat many times in the rear of MD-80's and DC-9's, and their engines are way too loud, and they make the entire rear fuselage/cabin rattle throughout the flight.
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2168 times:
BEEP BEEP BEEP!!!!!! I AM SORRY, But The Boeing 717 has the quietest Cabin that I know of. You can sit right in front of the engine, and talk...TALK to the person right next to you and in the seat across from you.
The Death Cruiser-9 is a different story though. DAMN that thing is loud
Janne From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2152 times:
Death Cruiser-9. Never heard that one before. That was funny.
You just gave me the idea to a new discussion forum which I will
start right now with your comment as a starter (will give you credit)
MagicMan_841 From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2117 times:
flying a Cessna 150 for 3 hours without headsets hurts a lot too...but that's not an airliner, so I guess it's out of contest....I have yet to fly on an airliner but from the outside, loudest I've seen are DC-9s and 707s
CMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 25, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
I flew a USAirways Shuttle from LGA to BOS back when they were still operated by 727's. I sat in row 26 about 7 rows in front of the engine, and it was so loud a got a headache. Also, when at Mets games at Shea Stadium, the loudest planes to fly over have always been 727's.
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton