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Any A300 Lovers Out There?  
User currently offlineMike_mit From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Flying AA A300 to Miami this week. Don't know much about this bird, other than the tragic accident at JFK. What do people think about this aircarft? Any big fans? And why?

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User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3797 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1772 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!

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Yeah Ive taken the A300-600 from MIA-MBJ, MBJ-MIA and EWR-LHR, LHR-EWR. Its pretty fun. It feels like a Dc-10. You climb real quick in that plane!

Go big or go home
User currently offlineRickb From United Kingdom, joined May 2003, 243 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1735 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.


User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1712 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.
DC-10's Forever

"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1709 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
User currently offlineCaptaink From Grenada, joined May 2001, 5119 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

I think it is a nice aircraft. For an older jet, it is really quiet.. and flies quite smoothly.. Beautiful plane.. I have no complaints.. though it is not my favourite.

There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

How many more years will it be in service with AA?

User currently offlineIndianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

I love the AB3. I have flown plenty on the A300B4 and B2 on flights between 20 minutes and 2:45. Way kewl!


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1630 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!!



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
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