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A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Thu Oct 16, 2003 8:15 pm

Of the A330 and A340 (all series), which do you think looks the best? I probably lean towards the A330, but both look very good. I can't wait to fly both - for the first time - in 23 days (I'm not counting or anything)! Big grin
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Thu Oct 16, 2003 8:18 pm

Either the A340-300 or A340-500 - although I'm not sure in which colors, but I think these two simply look the best...
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Thu Oct 16, 2003 8:18 pm

Quads always look more special, so my vote goes to the A340, especially the A340-500 is fantastic.

As for the A330, I like the A330-200 more than the longer -300.
 
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Thu Oct 16, 2003 8:23 pm

I'm an extremist! I prefer both ends of the scale equally.


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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Thu Oct 16, 2003 9:32 pm

I love A330-200.
Perfect shape for a perfect size.


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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Thu Oct 16, 2003 9:40 pm

In my opinion the A330 looks much more better than the A340. Everytime I see the A340 at an airport I think they forgot the upper deck of the B747.
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Thu Oct 16, 2003 9:42 pm

On average, what is the A330's climb performance like in relation to the A340's?
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Thu Oct 16, 2003 9:43 pm

HAHAHA KAL744... Good point
I think the 330 is the most well balanced visually in the air right now, winglets and all!
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:02 pm

A330 is definately my vote . Not only its my favourite aircraft , performance is spectacular too .
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:47 pm

No hesitation for me : tha A330-300 with GE engines is the best



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the -200 versions (both A330/A340) are too short...the -600 is too long...it reminds me these horrible DC8-?? (62 or 63 ?)

 
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Thu Oct 16, 2003 11:30 pm

I think the 343 looks good. But the 345 might be better.

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Thu Oct 16, 2003 11:38 pm

I love everything about the A330. It has a beautiful wingspan. The A340-300 is OK, but all the others are awful. I really don't like the 340 at all.

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:26 am

All A340 series looks awesome!!!  Wow!
 
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:26 am

I like both of the planes, and as FLYSSC pointed out, the A340-600 reminds me too of the DC-8. However, I'm on the other side of the coin here, I always loved to see the DC-8, so the -600 is a favorite in my book, especially with the newer engines. FLYSSC, you also hit it with the "hairdryer" remark on the A340-300, I totally agree.


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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:31 am

No doubt for me:


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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:48 am

The A330; either the 200 or 300 models are the best looking planes in the sky as far as I am concerned. They are both very beautiful and streamlined for being large aircraft. Some planes look very bulky, but not these two.
 
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:47 am

I think both the A330 and A340 are great looking aircraft, especially in flight. I do think the A330-200 and A340-500 and -600 are the best looking in the family, but they are all attractive aircraft, in my opinion.

On top of that they are great to fly in! I've flown on the A330-200 and A340-200 and enjoyed the flights very much.

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:52 am

Having flown on two example's I have to say the A332. G-MLJL 09/04/2003 and G-MDBD 30/09/2003. yes they were operated by MyTravel who most people on here seem to bear a grudge againt, but the aircraft have a style all of their own and fly beautifully.
 
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:58 am

A340s are incredibly odd-looking aircraft.... yet A330s appear more aesthetically pleasing/mainstream.

A332 is a very neat little machine  Smile
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:00 am

I must agree, the A330 is by far better looking, I dont think I will ever think the 340 has been "finished". I definetlely think they forgot to add the upper deck.
 
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 5:05 am

Although they are a pair of hair dryers under each wing there is too much focus on the engines not the giant wing. So the A330 is the best looking because it allows the you to see the giant wing, its not consumed by some piddley a$$ engines! The A340 would look better as a three holer IMO!

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 5:08 am

May be it's only me, but to say which looks nice or not you should deal with real aircraft, not the pictures. A343 looks just "poor" on photos in this thread but, to me, the real one is the best looking subsonic aircraft ever built (and I am not a fan of Airbus widebodies at all...).
 
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 5:21 am

KAL744: Everytime I see the A340 at an airport I think they forgot the upper deck of the B747

AirjamPanAm: HAHAHA KAL744... Good point

Oh because of you Quads are only 747s and 340s ?
And what you think about this 340 copy???


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Anyway 330 and 340 are great planes and both look nice. Hard to choose....

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 5:47 am

Chrisdigo,

then TGV is a copy of Amtrak Acela  Smile.
 
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 5:49 am

Normally I'd have said the 346 but when I saw NWA 330......my vote goes now definetily to the 330!
 
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 5:59 am

I am partial to the A330. The right sized engines on a right sized aircraft.
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 4:08 pm

A330-300 for me. A340s look a bit clumsy with the extra engines.
 
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 4:32 pm

A330-300 is the better looking twin!
 
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:27 pm

A330-200 defiantly has my vote, is the most pleasing to look at. The A340-200'300's are ruined by those weak engines, The A340-500, 600's look Great as well.

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 2:49 am

My favorite of A340's is certainly the A340-300, and I kind of liked its performance. About the 330, my favorite is the -200 (the -300 looks like too long)...

But comparing A340 and A330, my vote goes to the A330.


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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 3:15 am

Given the choice between those two, I would have to say the 777.

Really the A340 gets my vote on looks only.
 
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 3:19 am

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 3:20 am

I would have to say the A330-200  Big thumbs up

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 5:06 am

Same here.
A330-200.

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 6:46 am

I think the A330 looks better but the 340 is more comfortable for passengers because it is much more quiet during flight.


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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 6:50 am

Aside from the 757, 777 and 747 the A-330 is my favorite looking airliner. The twing engines under those long wings give it a sleek, gracveful look. The A340-600 is just too long and awkward looking.
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:02 am

Ofcourse it's again the French who think the IL-86 is a copy of the 340....

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:33 am



I personally prefer the A330 over the A340 mainly because I am not a fan of Quads (except the 747). The A340 reminds me too much of the DC-8, and i think that most airlines configure the seating in coach class uncomfortably, at least i think LH and AF do, but i would like to try Virgin.

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:53 am

Although I am by no means a fan of Airbus or their planes, I think the USAirways A330-300 has to be one of the prettiest jets out there.


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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 6:57 pm

I especially like the A340-642, for a number of reasons...  Smile


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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:43 pm


I vote for the A346, it looks simply elegant with a long, swanlike neck and 4 engines which IMO give the (correct) impression that it's meant for long, heavy-duty routes.
 
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 8:06 pm

I can agree with you Joni, an A340 has four engines and is relatively big in comparison to the A330. So therefore the A330 isn't perceived as a long ranger by most people as it only has two engines and so on.

My father has flown on a few A330's and he insured me that it was one of his best flights ever in terms of noise, a smooth ride and comfort.

I would like to believe his but i haven't flown on neither the A340 or the A330, but i have plenty of time to do so  Big grin

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:36 am

kl911: Ofcourse it's again the French who think the IL-86 is a copy of the 340....

Do not generalize right here. It's not "again the French" who think that but it's only me.

I was exaggerating a bit on this one. The Il86 / Il96 are inspired from the A300 / A310.

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 8:49 am

I like the look of the A340-500 and 600 better than the 300 version. The bigger engines give it a more powerfull look to them.

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Sun Oct 19, 2003 10:03 am

i love the northwest new livery on the a330.n i think the a332 is the most appealing jet twin these days since its really proportional. however it doesnt stand a chance against the a345 since is close to the perfectly shaped quad and quads just look better.
the a345 in the fictious lufthansa 2005 livery or the new gulf air would be it!
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 10:27 am

The A330 is definitely the better looking of the machines. From a head on shot it is one of the most graceful and powerful looking planes of all time IMHO.
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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 8:13 pm

Generally speaking, my heart goes with the A330, and when it comes to terms of A340, I have to admit: The bigger, the better!

One exception: OA 343!! With this classic and very elegant looking scheme the A340 brings back the glory days of the B707.

Hope, they keep their traditional scheme forever, with no fresh-from-class wanna-be marketing pros dictating some devastating modernization...


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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 8:24 pm

Look at this pic, you can see the veeeeery elegant 330 landing, the wheels perfectly tilted, whe wings fonded, the very elegant winglets, the most beautiful livery around, worn by the most beautiful plane around. A dream!!!

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 8:47 pm

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Definitely for me the best looking Airbus plane there is.

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RE: A330 And A340: Which Looks The Best?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 9:29 pm

Obviously, I love the A330-300  Smile love the big engines and long thin wings looks..... Although the A340-600 also look nice... like I said... big engines hehe  Smile