Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3735 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1626 times:
I am not a big fan but I enjoy flying it. I have flown the classic A300B4 in a domestic flight more than ten years ago and I now usually fly the A300-600R ATH-LHR-ATH because I study in the UK. I really prefer this aircraft over a 737 or any other narrowbody. You should expect to have a powerful takeoff!
Rickb From United Kingdom, joined May 2003, 243 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1589 times:
Flew AA's A300-600 from MIA - JFK in October - very nice flight - very comfortable - although noticeably less legroom than MRTC on the other AA aircraft I have flown on - but still pretty decent - I would say 32"+ seat pitch or thereabouts.
It was a very smooth flight and the 2-4-2 layout really makes it nice if your flying on your own or in a group - your never more than a seat away from the aisle - much more comfortable than 3-3 or 3-3-3.
Good takeoff too as AA61hvy mentioned - not lightly loaded 757 fast but certainly much quicker than any long haul jet.
Would recommend it (I actually chose the flight because it was on an A300-600 which I'd never been on before) - its a nice comfortable bird and a lot nicer than the usual narrowbodies you get on domestic US flights.
CMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1566 times:
I've always liked it, in fact its the only Airbus jet I like. It wasn't very loud, interesting windows, good configuration. Ive taken it JFK-LHR-JFK and FRA-Cairo-Addis Abbab, Eithopia and return. AA's were nicer then LH's.
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
Paulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1563 times:
I flew more than 10 times with LH A300-600. It's a really nice plane and good configuration with LH. It operates most of the time domestic routes to Frankfurt, for example coming from Hamburg, Munich and Berlin.
Enjoy your flight and a happy new year
Tobias Rose - Hamburg (HAM/EDDH) & (XFW/EDHI) - Canon EOS D60 - ICQ: 235621277 - MSN: Tobias.Rose@gmx.de
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1484 times:
I've flown on the A306 several hundred times in the last 5-6 years (not exagerated...most of my flights on business are intra-German or to the neighbouring countries, and LH uses A306 extensively), and I love it, the best aircraft on shorthaul because it is large, spacy, easy and efficient to turn around and it feels like a big aircraft because it is one!!
Have fun and for God's sake don't listen to those ridiculous A/B-Bashers!!