Since I have been flying..
Ive always noted something, that every Airbus I step into offers me a turbulent ride. In the last year, I have been working part-time for NW
/CO at YUL
, and have flown on many CO
The 757/767 just seem like such graceful aircraft that handle turbulence so well. Meanwhile in the A320, everytime we climb out of FLL
we seem to be bouncing around in every which direction.
My experience was repeated in January when I flew to YYZ
. The 767 ride was bumpy, but the turbulence just seemed liek a "no big deal" type of thing. It felt like nothing... then on the A320 ride home, it seemed like the plane was shaking.
I decided to inquire about this, asking DC9 pilots qualified on the A320 about their experiences... and they say the same thing as me. I asked them about the A330/340 model, and they say that the 763/777 family is much easier on the turbulence.
So what do you think of this? Is it just me, or is Boeing aircraft just that much better for turbulence?