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Bored With Flying The Same Aircraft  
User currently offlineVarig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 360 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

Most of my flights are on holiday charter flights or budget flights.

The trouble is, I tend to end up flying one of two aircraft, either the 737-300/400,


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or the A320.


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I know they are both among the best selling aircraft in the world, but I just wish for once I could fly something different. For example;

1. An ancient 727-100, with loads of previous owners.


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2. An A310.


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3. A BAe146.


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Is there anything you would like to fly for a change.

Regards,

varig_dc10

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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

I've never flown on anything bigger than a 722. Lots of 737s, MD80/DC9/717, and A320 derivatives, but never 757, 767, etc... Would love to fly in a DC10...


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

I've managed to fly a few hundred thousand miles in the past several years and never been on a 747. I'd love to fly one.

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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

Frankly I don't care about the aircraft type if the trip is not paid for by myself (e.g. on business trips). Then my major cares are punctuality, flight time and number(or lack of) connections.

Things look different when I am flying for leisure - I try to get some new and/or exotic aircraft types under my belt. This year I managed to add the F-50 and F-70 to my "collection".  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

I am a frequent flyer with American Airlines and that means I spend a lot of time on MD-80s. Which, I have never really grown tired of flying on. I love the aircraft, and believe it is far more comfortable than an A320 or 737! Nonetheless, variety is the spice of life. Personally, I would like to fly on a Boeing 717 to do a little comparisan to its older brother.

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User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2767 times:


I'd like to have a ride on an A340 for a change.
Never been on one, yet.


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2760 times:

Varig, if you want to fly the BAe/Avro, just come to Brussels, book a random flight, and you have a high chance that you fly a jumbolino  Big grin

/Frederic


User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2741 times:

I have flown the 737-300/700/800 and 757-200 this year.
all up i have flown 727-200, 737-200/300/400/700/800, 747-300/400, 757-200 and 767-200/300, A320-200 and A321, Fokker 50, DC9.
I would love to fly A330 and A340 and the 777


User currently onlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1174 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2739 times:
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I wouldn't say I was bored with flying the same types of aircraft but I would like to have flown on dozens of different types like some people have. My 'collection' is in my profile.

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I would like to fly on Concorde, A340, B777 and B767 to name a few, but any aircraft I would like to fly on at least once.  Smile

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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2500 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

These past years, I've flown too many 737s and A320s...

I would like to fly the 777, 767, 757, M11 and the RJ70...



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

from the inside of the passenger cabin, all aircraft from any one airline often look pretty much the same.
Same seats, same FAs, same food (or what passes for it sometimes).
Only real difference is the size of the overhead lockers and the number of seats fitted.

Only differences would be aircraft used on intercontinental routes, which usually have better seats to cater to the fact that the passengers will be in them for a far longer time, and aircraft slated to be retired soon (which may well not have been upgraded with the latest new cabin to save money).
But even then, there is often little difference between types within an airline.



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User currently offlineFlightlevel From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

One of the reasons you always fly the 737 or A320 is because they are cheap to operate, and the airlines that fly them are trying to save money.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2690 times:

I travel a lot for work and most often fly Continental. I love them but the 737 is getting a little old. It always seems like I am on one (-300, -500, -700, or the -800). I actually have never been on one of the -900's yet, but that will not excite me much since I suspect the interiors and look are all the same.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

ContinentalEWR,

I actually that did already flown on B737-800/900 into Continental Airlines from May 2002. That was did flown to PHX flight with stop into IAH. I do like flying on B737-700/800/900 for myself. Well, talk ya later!


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

I never get tired of the 717. I have flown on the 717 eight times, and all flights were wonderful. I flew on 2 DC9s in 1999. and I flew on 2 A320s with jetBlue last month. I just want to get on N77014 though while it is still in Peter Max Scheme.

User currently offlineVarig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

Flightlevel,

I already understood the economics of flying the 737 and the A320, I was just making the point that it does tend to get a bit boring flying the same aircraft type all the time.

To be fair I have flown a few different aircraft types,

A300
A320
B.727
B.737 (200/300/400)
B.747
B.757
B.767
DC-9
DC-10
MD-11
F.50
F.100
Vickers Viscount

It's just lately it always seems to be the 737 and the A320.

Regards,

varig_dc10


User currently offlineAvroarrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

What I have flown on:
737-200, 500 and 700
A319
A320
A330
757-200
767-200, 300
CRJ
ERJ
Dash 8 100 and 400
DC9
MD83
L1011

Would love to fly on:
727
DC-10/MD11
747
777
DC8
707
Anything Russian
Aw heck I'll fly on anything new  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

I'd love to fly on a L1011 or anything Russian. Sadly the chances of my flying on either is very slim.


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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

I have flown on:
A319
A320
727-200
737-200
737-300
737-400
737-500
747-400
757-200
767-300
777-200
Ту134
Tу154
Ил-86
Як42
Saab340
ATR42
ATR72
Dash8
D328
Emb120
ATP
DC9
DC10
MD80
MD82
MD88
CRJ
C152
C172
P-28
DA20-C1

I would really like to go on these:
IL96
Yak40
Tu114
L1011
747-200
Concorde
MD11
DC8
CJ1

I used to fly these so much thatI kind of got bored

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But I never got bored on these!  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 807 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2549 times:
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Because my mom works for AA whenever I go away its on American. So 99% of the time its an MD-80. Because I usually fly first class you really cant get tired of a certain plane.

Planes that I have flown in:

First Class:
MD-80
737-800
767-200
767-300
757-200
F-100
DC-10
MD-11
727-200

Business:
767-300
767-200

Coach:
All the above planes and the 777

Planes Id love to fly on:
747
Concorde

AA 777
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User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

I too get the same old plane blues...

I've been on so many 757s and 767s and 737s, I really want to try the 777, 747, & MD11. I finally got to ride on the A330 This year, but it felt like a wider 767.

This year I've flown,

737-300
737-500
737-800
737-700
757-200
767-200
767-300
767-400
MD-88
A330-300
CRJ-200

Adding all the planes I've ever flown doesn't really change the list:
727-200
737-200
A320, A319
L1011-1, L1011-250, L1011-500

Last year there was a little more diversity, but our diversity is quickly going away. I'm going to miss the 727... I don't see them any more in SLC.

My next three trips are no different
SLC-RNO WN 737s probably -300s or -500s
SLC-DTW 757-200, CRJ, 767-200
SLC-MCO 757-200, 767-300

I tried so hard to book my trip to MCO through ATL on a 777 or MD-11 but it was over $100 more and didn't work out with my schedule in MCO. I think I'll use my Skymiles to go to France next fall, then I'll have a chance on the 777. Does AF use a 747 to ATL as a code share? Maybe I can kill two birds with one stone!



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

Fully 1/4 of all my segments lifetime have been on a US Air (ways) 737-400, and about 1/8 of my segments lifetime have been on a US Air (ways) 757-200, most of those segments in the past two years or so...Im getting a little tired of them, but as I have little control over the travel planning in the house, I cant really complain...

Greg



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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

95% of the time I am either on an MD-80 or 757. I am starting to get a little sick of them, the irony is that I am flying on a 757 for 4.5 hours next week. I don't have much control at all over the reservations in my house, so there isn't much I can do.

blink



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User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 38
Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

Umm guys, you're not "flying" anything...you're just along for the ride.  Big grin

Disclaimer: I'm kidding. Try not to take offense.



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User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1637 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

I've flown on most aircraft types. For some reason though I've never managed to board a 777 so that's one I'd like to try someday.. Also I've yet to fly a Bae-146 which is another... Of course it would be incredible to fly the Concorde.. and I think an IL-86 and IL-96 would be an interesting change too... It seems I'm always on a 767, A320 or A330 when I go somewhere which are nice but it's become a bit monotonous.



25 Post contains images United_Fan : I've been on Beach 1900D's B732,733,735 B722,752,763,772 ERJ145 (yuck) CRJ ( ) J41/J31 I 'de like to fly on Concorde,DC-10,MD-11 ,DC-9,717,Avro RJ,an
26 Seiple : Bulk of my flying during 2002 has been on MD-80s.... over 30 with American (most recently N975TW on Friday), plus the odd ten or so with Delta. Last y
27 Flightlevel : Varig DC10, I see what you're saying. I wouldn't mind flying on different aircraft more often either.
28 Post contains images Rick767 : Have flown the 757 from the "front office" for 3 years now and never got bored of it. Like one of our Captains said with regard to an afternoon Gatwic
29 VC-10 : I feel sorry for spotters and photographers for the same reason these days. When I used to go to LHR for a spotting & photo session there were Concord
30 Westjet_8 : Planes I have flown on two much A319/A320 Planes I have flown on 762/763, A340 732 752 722 Planes I am flying on soon A319, A320 New Planes I want to
31 Modesto2 : I wish Southwest would operate something besides the 737!!!
32 Trickijedi : Living in Chicago and being a frequent flyer with United, I have had the priviledge to fly a wide variety of equipment, even on domestic flights. I re
33 Craigy : In the original post you said that you fly a lot of charter. In the UK we are lucky. We have UK charter airlines which fly the following.... Regular C
34 Cx340 : Most of my flying is done with Aeromexico, and to some extent Mexicana. Therefore, I'm always either on a 757 or a MD-80, and the ocasional A320 and F
35 Captaink : The biggest thing i flew in is the L1011 ONCE other than that... 737 400/300/800, MD83, 7272, turboprops...A320 series OPPS and i went on the A300 abo
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