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Im In Love With The A340-600

Mon May 12, 2003 4:47 pm

Hi all -

I have to say I am in love with the Airbus A340-600. This one one amazing looking aircraft. I can't wait until I fly on it on CX from LAX to HKG. Just looking at the pictures it's an amazing and beautiful looking machine. I'll always love the Boeing 777 but when it comes to four engines for long haul the A340-600 is the best looking and Im sure when I fly on it I love it even more. I just wish SQ or OZ may one day get them but I don't see that happening. Anybody agree with me with this?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Mon May 12, 2003 4:51 pm

I agree, but the A346 is awful long (just as the B773).

Just looking at the pictures, I prefer the A345: same engines and a shorter fuselage. Doesn't make the A345 a hot rod, but anway ...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Mon May 12, 2003 5:41 pm

Anybody agree with me with this?

nope. Give me a 777NG any day please  Big grin
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Mon May 12, 2003 5:42 pm

The A346 looks stunning, and I believe the CX livery looks best on the aircraft.  Smile

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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Mon May 12, 2003 7:01 pm

Absolutely right, Hkg82!
I also used to think the 345 was better looking until I saw this:

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I might add that the CX livery is the best looking in these very long planes
(346, 773). In other liveries (particularly those without cheatline) they
seem disporpotionate machines.
 
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Mon May 12, 2003 7:52 pm

Wait till you see it for the first time live and in colour. Saw it recently in FRA, the South African one...It's huge!!! And it doesn't look disproportionate at all, certainly not "too long"...Absolutely great it was!!
I know it's only VfB but I like it!
 
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Mon May 12, 2003 7:59 pm

The size of those engines definitely balances it out with regards to the length of the aircraft. I've only see an A346 once in person, when spotting, and yeah, it's an absolute beauty.

I can only imagine what the A380 will look like upfront, upclose.  Smile

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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Mon May 12, 2003 9:44 pm

Sorry..it's a bit bizarre looking--even worse in person.
The -500 has the mean, aggressive look....
Not to say it's not an interesting aircraft...but it is out of proportion....
 
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Mon May 12, 2003 10:11 pm

I like EVERY aircraft, including the A346 ...
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Mon May 12, 2003 10:14 pm

The fuselage is simply too long to call it 'beautiful', the tail looks grossly disproportioned to the body length.

Like the chunky engines though.
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Mon May 12, 2003 11:56 pm

I've always been one to side with the shorter, "chunkier" a/c. I still like the A345's looks better, although I'd love a flight in either one.

I think CX's A346's "TailCAM" is an excellent entertainment device. I read a thread on this camera a few months ago. . .I think the A.netter said he ended up watching everything through the tailcam instead of his own window. . .it must be awesome.

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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 12:12 am

Call me too PC, but I think most aircraft have their own sort of... characteristic that makes them interesting. The 757-200 is so athletic; it's look has been likened (on this board) to certain female qualities.... hehe.

The A340-600 is so long. That is its unique quality. NOT that there aren't other long planes. Just that the 346 seems to draw attention to it's own length.

The 345, I think, doesn't look nearly as magnificent. Not at all.

That said, I generally don't care for the 340s. I prefer 330s. I haven't been fortunate enough to sample a real Boeing widebody yet (ie, 747/777 and NOT 767 because I don't consider the 767 a real widebody ac).

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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 12:25 am

You know, someday, they'll make a vibrator modelled around the A346. It's just that long...
 
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 12:28 am

Not to get "too" into the gutter here, but I think most "people" *(PC) would rather have the A380 vibrator. . . .uh, nevermind.

Okay, back to airliners. . .
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 12:35 am

Me too though I love anything A340  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I don't think there is anythings wrong with its size....it looks good!!

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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 1:13 am

To what do you judge as being long? The 340 series is an amazing series of aircraft, and not to mention being so passenger friendly too! e.g. 2-4-2 seating, incredibly quiet cabin etc.

I am seriously disappointed that SIA decided to retire their 343 fleet, now it'll be so boring with only 747 and 777. But more European airlines e.g. Air France, Swiss, SAS are/will be flying the 343 into SIN. Just waiting to fly on CX's 346 one fine day!
 
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 1:45 am

Rupertvander82: I think SIA has A345s on order, so they will have A340s.
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 1:53 am

A340s are the best! Had my best flights on A340-300s..
I really hope to fly on the -500 or -600 series anytime soon...
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 2:02 am

Pick the response that best fits.....

1) does your wife know?
2) are you guys registered somewhere so we all know what wedding presents to buy?

Tom in NO (at MSY)

Now, back to the topic: we haven't been blessed with an appearance by a 346 yet.....come to think of it, we've only seen a couple 340's in these parts, and it's been awhile. I'm going to withhold my affections for the time being.
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 2:08 am

I flew from CPT to JNB on one of SA`s 346, it was a very pleasant flight because of the low noise level inside the cabin. I also liked the entertainment features very much, for example the camera on top of the tail, you have a perfect view outside even when you have no window seat. When I am gong to fly to South Africa again, for sure I will take SA`s flight from FRA with the 346.

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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 2:13 am

Im In Love With The A340-600...

get a life and a lover  Smile and then join the mile high club in the A340-600
 
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 2:49 am

Excuse me but I think the A330 is the cutest sister of them all....
That is one sexy plane!

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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 9:24 am

I like it! I haven't had the chance to fly on an A340 yet- only Airbus i've been on is an A320 but i hope to one day fairly soon. I remember when SQ used to fly the A340-300 here into ADL, it's a shame it's now been replaced with the 777. Hopefully SQ will get the -600 too.
 
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 10:36 am

come to think of it, we've only seen a couple 340's in these parts, and it's been awhile.

Tom, you say that like it's a bad thing  Big grin



I think SIA has A345s on order

No they dont... though they'll probably end up taking the ones which were originally to go to AC.
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 12:49 pm

SQ has orders for 5 firm and 5 options for the 345. Sorry, Concorde Boy but you are wrong(and I'm a 777 man all the way!!!).

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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 1:13 pm

747-451 - I got a girl and I am already a member of the mile high club. (Those blanks sure come in handy on long flights and when the flight crews go take some rest and give there passengers some kinda privacy)

Anything else my friend?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 1:33 pm

SQ has orders for 5 firm and 5 options for the 345.

Confused SIA (written in the original post) with SAA... who doesnt have any on order, but is expected to take AC's two (which could possibly go to EK as well). My mistake.
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Tue May 13, 2003 8:37 pm

United777: But you do know that your entry into the mile-high club needs to be verified by a third party!!
Privacy....how old-fashioned!
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Wed May 14, 2003 9:13 am

Username: United777
"Hi all -
I have to say I am in love with the Airbus A340-600."

Man! I don't think the psych boys even have a name for this one! This will open up a whole new area in the field of "alternative relationships"! Big grin
 
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Wed May 14, 2003 9:26 am

Yes, I do agree that the 340-600 is a nice looking a/c, however, I'm still sticking with the 747 as my choice of 4 engined long haul transport. There's a possibility I may change my mind when I eventually ride on a 340, but till then
"The Queen of the Skies" is my choice. (Please, no A vs B wars. They are non productive since each model of a/c built by both serve their purposes well)
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Wed May 14, 2003 12:50 pm

Is 2 aircraft really enough for SAA to operate a decent route with?

I guess they could do a few times a week service to a very distant destination.

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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Wed May 14, 2003 3:06 pm

Alright alright fella's.......how about I change my topic from "Im in love with the A340-600" to "My new favorite aircraft"................The damm aircraft doesn't sleep in my bed every night.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Thu May 15, 2003 6:03 am

I've flown in 3 out of the 4 VS A346's in all classes too. I'm suprised that VS didn't get the tail cam connected into the IFE though. It's very unlike VS not to have something like that.

It's ok, does the job it's designed for, no better or worse than any other a/c type. I couldn't really care less what I fly on, as long as it gets me from A-B in 1 piece then I'm happy. I'll fly in anything with wings.

Looks wise, I'm so used to it now. Been dispatching them for best part of a year now. Sometimes though I see it from a certain angle and I think to myself that "Yep it does look very long", other times it just looks "normal".

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RE: Im In Love With The A340-600

Mon May 19, 2003 5:02 am

I am just not a fan of the seating that VS chose for the 346 it is the same comfort ( crappy ) as the 343. Could not sleep on the 343 or 346 at all. I wish that they also would have given a little more legroom than what they have currently.
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