A few weeks a go I took a flight from Bangkok (new airport) to Phuket. I flew with One-Two-GO (Orient Thai Airlines).
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For me this was the first time on a MD-82 and one BIG thing I noticed was that it is so unbelievable quiet. On take-off I got push into my seat and hardly heard the engines. This was such an easy relaxing take off I thought this was so cool. Unfortunatly the rest of the flight wasn't so cool, I'm not a big guy, but even I was very cramped in my seat which was lose!
My question, is this aircraft quiet because the engines are at the back?
The take off with a SIA B777 from Singapore to Amsterdam wasn't so quiet. My seat was on the last row, and the take off was even more exiting then a rollercoaster ride. Being throw from left to right, thundering sound and everything shaking got me a little bit worried for a moment, after lift off the only thing a said to my girlfriend was 'WOW that was some take off'