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What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:06 am

What is your favorite Airbus?

My favorite is the A340. Maybe the A380 will be in the future?


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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:13 am

Excellent question! It has to be the A330. Not sure why. Never even set foot in one! But... I don't know. There's something about it!

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:18 am

Not to be outdone by the 'favorite Boeing' thread, are you? Mine is currently the A330-200, a shrink that defies conventional wisdom and is an unqualified hit! A close second would be the A340-500, such impressive range! (I'm not as high on the -600, feel it looks disproportionately too long, unlike the B777-300ER which looks better proportioned, due to its' thicker fuselage) Third would have to be the A318, even though I doubt it will be very successful, it's just too darn puppy-dog cute! The A380 may climb to the top when it gets here but I'll have to see one in person to be sure.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:23 am

A319/A321
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:28 am

A330 (preferably -200) of Sabena of course

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:30 am

none of the above  Smile
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:33 am

Well, having flown on a lot of 319 and 320's, I'd have to say that my favorite of these would be the 320. I was on an AC 340 once, but that was from YYC-YVR, and in my opinion, a hour long flight isn't long enough to make a real opinion.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:33 am

A319 without a doubt! Especially USAir's Frontier's and Uniteds.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:47 am

My favorite Airbus' are the ones in the hangars in pieces that will never fly again. DAMN AIRBUS!

No but seriously, My favorite by far is the A340-600. Just a monster.

The only other Airbuses that I like are the A321 and A330. I dont like anything else from them.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:48 am

I'm certainly no fan of the A340... but have to admit there's just something about the A32x.

That, and the A330 has really stuck it to Boeing over the last few years. Amazing aircraft.... still nothing when compared to a 777... but amazing nonetheless  Smile
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 4:22 am

"none of the above"

PLEASE, Goingboeing, have some respect for the other contingent. I didn't see quips like this in the 'favorite Boeing' thread. Though pro-Boeing myself, mainly since I'm in the U.S., I still admire the Airbus organization and its' product line. (My political complaints have nothing to do with Airbus, per se or its' outstanding aircraft). We don't need any more 'A vs. B.' wars erupting, here. You're entitled to your opinion but please try to refrain from raining on someone else's parade. Restraint is a 2-way street. Let's keep the peace. Cheers!  Smile
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 4:27 am

The A330 is my favourite Airbus. I've flown on it twice and I love the wingspan:


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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 4:29 am

The A340 of course.


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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 4:31 am

It must be the 340-600, and in Virgin colors


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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 4:36 am

My favorite airbus is the A310 and the A300. However I have never been on either of these I am into older airplanes so I like these ones.

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 4:45 am

You gotta love the A300 especailly the older B4's with the GE's great sounding engine on approach with lots of pitchy sounds.:


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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:11 am

I like USAirways A330 the most. They look great and their ptv´s are very cool.


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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:27 am

I would pick A310 due to the looking of this plane. I also admire the big 4 engines of A340-500/600.

As being flyer, none, sorry. Reason? Airbus' tiny windows a big turn off.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:45 am

I like the A319 for narrow bodies. I've always had a smooth ride in them.

As for widebodies, must pledge my allegiance to the A330. There's something about the long wings. It almost looks angelic. Not too big nor too small.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:49 am

I would say it is a tie for me between the A-320 series, and the A-330.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:52 am

Mine's the A340 (200/300/500/600) closely followed by the A330

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:54 am

I agree with those who say A340-600, and A380 (In Virgin Colors)
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:55 am

When it comes to the buses I think the A319 is my favorite.
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Sat Jul 26, 2003 6:04 am


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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 6:19 am

THe A300
Cause it's the only Airbus product I've ever been on, plus it's a great looking aircarft and I always enjoy flyinng on one.

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 6:38 am

The Airbus A300 gets my vote, the A330 is a beauty, but I've always been partial to this bus, I love watching this plane operate.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 8:18 am

A330 it has to be its such a beautiful plain. With most colors looks stunning in it this plane never looks ugly just like me LOL.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 8:31 am

Im no Airbus fan by any means but I gotta admit the A-330 is one pretty birdie  Smile
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:03 am

I'm no airbus fan either but the A330-200 and the 300 is a very beautiful aircraft. the US-AIRWAYS and gulfair's colors are the best on the A330.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:05 am

My favorite is the 340-600 operated by VS and CX.


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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:12 am

A330, i like the personal tv's on the back of every seat. Plus they look great.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:13 am

Not many A320 fans I see!

For me, it has to be the A319...just a joy to work with and it's always good for a smooth, comfortable flight. Nice look too...not too short, not too long.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:15 am

The A340-500 is ever so sexy and I can't wait to fly on the A380 and see those big flopping wing tips going up and down in the bumps. It will probably be better than the 747-400.

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:40 am

I'm a big Boeing fan, but I must admit that I find the A340-500 to be the best looking airliner I've ever seen. The way the four Trents match the streamlined, well-proportioned body is just gorgeous!


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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:10 am

Airbus 330 !!! Thats my favourite and I dare to say this plane is slightly better to fly on then the 777 . Why ? I flew on this plane , there are certain advantages over the 777 is that quieter cabin and 2-4-2 configuration ( not so squeezy like the 777 ( either 3-3-3 ( not too bad , 2-5-2 (middle seat sux) and (3-4-3) .Boeing 777 is my 2nd fav plane , its an amazing plane yeah , but A330 in my opinion JUST beats 777 .  Smile
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 11:24 am

AvObserver,
You are definitely a mature and broad minded individual !

I like the A320 family specially as a passenger because their cabin is wider and so are the seats. The hand luggage compartments are very spacious, and the cabin floor is slightly below the middle. When you are seated by the window, you don't have to curve to look through them, they stand right there at your line of vision. Someone mentioned the windows are small but so far I didn't feel they were smaller than other aircraft except for ERJs that have big windows. Their flight is usually very quiet and stable. Landings are in general very smooth even in short runways like CGH and SDU.
As I live very close to CGH I also appreciate the IAE V2500 powered versions because they must be among the quietest in the industry !

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A close second is the A332. Seating arrangement is the ideal, you are never more than one seat away from the aisle and on C Class only 6 abreast assuring extra privacy. The flight is in general very smooth even in adverse conditions and those mighty wings are so sexy....

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 6:13 pm

A330 is favourite for me as well...and I don't like A340s
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 8:01 pm

I''ll go with A320..  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 8:07 pm

A330 and A340  Smile Been on both.. but I like the A330 most. Quiet, comfortable... In fact A330 is my most favourite aircraft out of all aircrafts flying around today..
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 8:13 pm

No question - the A330, it has the quietest cabin of any big jet in the sky, and the seating layout; 2-2-2 or 2-4-2 is great. Just watching one of these beauties take off is sheer poetry - it just floats into the sky. I flew my first 777 and first 330 within days of each other, and although I admire the 777, I love the 330. The 340 is also a great aircraft; and the 320 family is nice and roomy, but can be a bit nosiy in some models.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 8:26 pm

Here are my 2 favourites:



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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 8:47 pm

Swiss A330:


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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 8:48 pm

The most beautiful one is the 319 - I love the size and it's much more comfortable than the 737, cause windows are not that deep.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:22 pm

A330. But I've never stepped in one so I can't say much, but my #1 is still the venerable B777.

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:46 am

KLM A330´s... those will gonna kick some spotters ass.

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:56 am

None. Ive never had a good flight on an Airbus. A340-Chokingly dry air, couldnt breath, broken IFE A319-Takeoff caused feet on my underseat rollaboard to smash my shins, sore for rest of my vacation, bad landing turb. worse weather in 737s, never as bad turb. But I have to admit theres something about the 330 and 340 that i like. The narrowbodies are crap (IMO) and 300 and 310 are too generic. You cant get much uglier than the 380. But i will give airbus this, my worst flight ever was on a DL 763.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 8:32 am

Gotta be A310-300.....
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:17 pm

I've flown on every basic model type but not every variant of the model and for me the answer is easily the A340. It's so quiet inside. It's probably my favorite jet to fly although I've yet had the opportunity to fly in a 777 which I imagine is just as nice.