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Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 4:03 am

Hello to all, What does everyone think the most comfortable aircfraft is? I think its the Boeing 767-300!!!!!

SKYTEAM
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 4:04 am

777 no questions asked
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 4:06 am

I agree with you! I think 763 has the nicest Y-class configuration (2-3-2).
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 4:07 am

It really depends on the airline. And for me the most comfortable airliner was a A340 Srilankan Airlines.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 4:37 am

I haven't flown first class on alot of airlines, but first class in the 717 is a pretty comfy experience.... It's very very well air conditioned, extremely smooth...

It's actually a bit strange feeling because you feel the forward thrust but no accompanying "roar"...
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 4:39 am

777!
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 4:40 am

767 duhh!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 4:43 am

A330/340. Very Comfortable. Bear in mind that I've never been on 767 and 777.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 6:12 am

Delta Air Lines 767-300!!

B727-200 (not on full flights though)
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 6:21 am

No contest it is the 767-400 flying for Delta Airlines. Go DELTA!!!!
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 6:23 am

The most comfotable widebody that I have been on has to be the 767. The 2-3-2 seating is the perfect setup for passengers. Its not so wide that you feel like your stuffed in a moving full movie theater. But its big enough to still enjoy two isles. I don't care what plane it is, nothings worse then having 5 seats wide in the middle. Thats the most uncomfortable arrangement ever created. I got stuck in a 5 abreast center section one time on an L1011 and I will never do it again. As for the single isle aircraft, it would be the A319/20. They are just the perfect size and are so quiet and modern.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 6:31 am

No question for widebody 777. but for single aisle plane, hey udo! A320!
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 6:32 am

The award goes to......767-300, perfect amount of space. But I can't wait to get in a -400.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 6:48 am

Just to change the pace here I would have to say that the most comfortable aircraft is an American Airlines MD-80 with the More Room throughout Coach. The legroom on these aircraft is great and you can't beat the 2x3 seating arrangement.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 7:37 am

I can't choose.

The spaciousness of the 777, with the seating config of the 767
together with the peace and quiet of the A340's cabin.

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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 7:50 am

C'mon people 747-400 without a doubt.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 8:12 am

D D D D Delta 880.

All first class w/a 12-place club section in front.

Of course you don't stay their long. But for the quick ride it is most quiet with lovely indirect lighting.

Try it.

Oh yea. You can't. Sorry!

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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 8:17 am

I like 747-400...especially the upper deck  
for single aisle aircraft, A319/320/321
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 6:25 pm

MD-80 2x3!
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 6:31 pm

How about United's 737s which have about two feet of leg room vs. other airlines where your knees touch the seat in front of you.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 7:01 pm

This is absolutly the wrong question. All airliners (from any manufacturer) are only tubes of metal. Whether an aircraft is comfortable or not, ONLY depends on the airline. You can put (too) many and uncomfortable seats into any aircraft.
Perhaps the 767 and Airbuses have a little advantage over the 777 and 747 because no airline puts more than 2-3-2 seating into an 767 and a 2-4-2 into an Airbus, but legroom and kind of seats are other questions.
The most important fact of discomfort in economy classes is lack of legroom and the width of the seats. This definitly does not depend on the aircraft.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 7:12 pm

The 777 in the 3-3-3 configuration. The 767-300 is also nice.

 
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Narrow And Wide

Fri Sep 01, 2000 7:39 pm

For narrowbody the 757... don't ask why, it just flows.
For widebody the A340 in 2-4-2... how can anyone stand 3-3-3 seating on a 777? That way you've got two seats that are two away from an aisle, more crowding than 2-5-2 where there's only one that's two away from an aisle.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 10:25 pm

Hey 747-600x, Sorry to tell you but the majority of airplanes in the world have 2 people that are two away from the isle; they are called 737s and A320s, plus the 747s are the exact same way--3-4-3 so there are two people two away from the isle. Since I don't have to go to the bathroom every five min, the most important thing to me is the "feeling" of spaciousness--wide body, high celings etc. That is why the 777 is preferred for comfort in wide body class (did you see the poll in this forum.) Even with the 3-3-3 or 2-5-2 it beats other wide body aircraft because of its feeling of spaciousness with the sculpted, higher celings and wider fuselage.
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Fri Sep 01, 2000 10:47 pm

Depends on airlines, in most cases.
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 12:34 am

Because of people's concerns that you can't compare between airlines, I'm limiting my response to widebody flights I've taken with CX within the past two years. My vote is the 777-200. I know that this is a belated trip report too, but because my opinion of which aircraft is the most comfortable is based on actual trips, please give me a bit of literary license here and don't report me to the trip report police.

Jan 1999 777 HKG-BKK-HKG. This was my first flight on a 777. I think it was a -200. I was seated next to a window right behind the starboard engine and was impressed with the power and low noise levels. I remember enjoying the FAST ascent to cruise altitude. That was my first time in a 777. No problems with "fighting elbows" but maybe because my girlfriend and I had adjacent seats and we had the armrest up. I do recall that on takeoff and landing I had plenty of room for my elbows. The pop-down swivel overhead bins looked impressive above the center seats and yes, the plane looked huge and spacious. No PTVs in economy then if I recall correctly, so I had to track our trip on the projection screen. What I liked is that I didn't have to duck my head to fight with the overhead bin when I got out of my seat. The plane handled turbulence very well (it didn't look or feel as if it were going to break apart). Flight was about 3 hours, so that could have contributed to my comfort level. The plane was about 95% full. Leg room was good.

August 10, 2000 A330 SFO-HKG. Got a window seat above the starboard wing. I felt cramped the whole trip. The seat was probably the narrowest seat I've flown on a "widebody". Played elbow tag with the passenger next to me the whole trip. I was impressed with the quietness of the engines, but the LOUD rattling of the central overhead bins upon takeoff really put a stop to my peace and quiet. Luckily the rattling stopped at about 10,000 ft. It took us 45 minutes to get to cruise altitude of 32,000 ft. I don't know if this FL was as high as it could go with a full load, but we did climb to 39,000 ft after we flew over Japan, where the turbulence was less than at 32,000 ft. Is the low cruise altitude early on required to save fuel on the 15 hour trip? I think my flight would have been more comfortable if we had been cruising at 39,000 the whole way. The cabin felt comfortable during turbulence, but the wings looked like spaghetti flying through it. Leg room was good. My overhead space was minimal, and I had to duck to avoid the overhead bin each time I left my seat. The plane was absolutely full. PTVs for each seat, and I tracked our progress/speed/altitude/ETA most of the trip on channel 19. What a great program!

August 11, 2000 747-400 HKG-DPS (Denpasar, Bali). Got a window seat behind the starboard wing/engine. Felt like I had a lot of elbow room and leg room. PTVs for each seat. We reached FL390 about 40 minutes out of HKG. Lots of turbulence, but the Big Mama's wings handled it quite well and I barely felt anything in the cabin. Flight lasted about 5 hours.

August 21, 2000 A330 DPS-HKG. Got a port seat way in the back, just 3 rows before the lavs (68A?). Same rattling noise from the central bins upon take off, but what power from those engines! The cabin noise from the engines at cruise speed was pretty loud, but not as loud as in the CX 747-400 or 777. We reached FL390 in 45 mins, then climbed even higher to FL410!!! No turbulence on this flight baby!. This was my first flight on an A330 (I think it was a -300). Leg room was good, but the seats were just as narrow as in the A340.

August 21, 2000 A340 HKG-SFO. Very similar flight to the A340 trip on August 10, but I'm mentioning this leg because I got seated next to a very large gentleman. That must have been the most uncomfortable trip I've ever taken in my life. I had seat 30A so got a good look at the engines. Very quiet, but that doesn't help you if you've got a Hulk Hogan sitting next to you for 13 hours.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 12:43 am

Most comfortable Aircraft: Boeing 767-300

Most Comfortable Wide-body: Boeing 767-300

Most Comfortable Narrow-Body: Boeing 757

Most Uncomfortable Wide-body: DC-10

Most Uncomfortable Narrow-Body: Airbus 319/320!!!!!

SKYTEAM
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 2:22 am

767-400
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 10:51 am

I just flew back from paris yesterday on a brand new
B767-300 of Aeromexico and believe me i loved it!!!!!!
i got to agree !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!go skyteam!
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 4:30 pm

A 747-300 or a dc9

Tg 747-300
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 4:37 pm

Its just gotta be either A330/A340 or 767 for me. 777 no way!! Y class in a 777 is uncomfortable for me and it has double excuse seats.

A330/A340 or 767 anyday.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 6:38 pm

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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 7:33 pm

I like planes with a smaller number of seats abreast than possible. Thus:

all Airbus widebodies with 8 abreast (remember: they can do 9!), the newer the better (irrespective of type, the body is the same anyway);
for narrowbodies: 146/ARJ with 5 abreast (could be 6);
small planes: Dornier 328 Jet (make sure to sit on the left side of the 1-2 config!)
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 7:44 pm

Upper deck of a 747-400
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 7:59 pm

Got to be business class on the 747-475...to HKG..
My personal choice  

Although I also remember being very comfortable in the upper lounge on a 747-127 to HNL...remember the couches??
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 8:23 pm

A340 is the most comfortable aircraft to fly! Second comes MD11.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 9:56 pm

I think for me it will be the B-747 in the second floor...
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 10:28 pm

747-400... first class
777...first class
717...coach (airtran)
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 10:34 pm

Delta MD-88 and MD-90!
2x3 seating is best!

The 777 would win me over the 767 because it has more room and a newer design interior.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Sat Sep 02, 2000 10:39 pm

First Class... Air France 777
Business Class... Singapore 747-400
Economy... Emirates 777
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Mon Nov 13, 2000 3:55 am

Most Comfortable Aircraft Overall:767-300.

Most Comfortable Widebody-DC-10.

Most Comfortable Narrowbody-Airbus A320 tied with Avro RJ85.

Most uncomfortable Widebody-I haven't had much problems with comfort on widebodies.

Most uncomfortable plane overall-Boeing 757-200 in Northwest configuration.

Most Uncomfortable narrowbody-(Not including 757-200)Boeing 737-200.

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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Mon Nov 13, 2000 4:05 am

I haven't flown one, but one of those 767-200s with 777 style interior that Continental has got their hands on must be really nice and comfy!
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Mon Nov 13, 2000 4:10 am


As people have pointed out, the comfort level depends primarily on the airline.. however planes do provide some input: (widebodies)

Economy class:

767 for 2-3-2 seating

Business class:

330/340 similarly for the seating: 2-2-2 feels better immediately and also gives inside of the plane a more decent outlook.

The 747 upper deck deserves mention for business class, but since that is effectively a narrowbody cabin it doesn't IMO compare directly here.

Most planes and airlines are very comfortable in first class, so the plane issue is a bit moot. (And I never fly first class anyway)
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Mon Nov 13, 2000 4:41 am

You really do have to mention the airline when you are talking about airplane type.

I have flown on the B744 on the following airlines.

BA/VS/QZ/TG/SV/KU/AF/LH/NZ

They are all different!!!

My personal favourite, B747-100 SVA, upper deck lounge, no other passengers, 14 chairs and 2 double beds to myself.. Oops, one hostie that i had to share with the flight deck...
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Mon Nov 13, 2000 5:00 am

MOST COMFORTABLE WIDE: DC 10

MOST COMFORTABLE NARROW: A320

MOST COMFORTABLE RJ: AVRO 85 (mesaba 2-3 config)

MOST UNCOMFORTABLE WIDE: UA 747-400

MOST UNCOMFORTABLE NARROW: DL 737-200

MOST UNCOMFORTABKE RJ: CRJ

ofcourse all the above are based on seating in the main cabin.

 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Mon Nov 13, 2000 5:05 am

Comfort really depends on the airline. I did find the 747, 777, and A320 to be the most comfortable aircraft I've ever been on. I've never been on an A330 or A340 so I won't comment on those.

Kind regards,
BA
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Mon Nov 13, 2000 5:23 am

For single aisle jets, the Boing 737 (200 to 800) can't compete with the Airbus 319 to 321 simply because it misses the extra inches in width that the Airbus offers, i.e. a wider aisle and/or wider seats + more room for luggage in the Airbus.
For wide bodies, I found the 777 very comfortable (that was in business) although I don't like either the 3-3-3 or the 2-5-2 seating arrangements proposed in economy. But the wide body I like most is the Airbus 340 with a convenient 2-4-2 seating arrangment in economy and an unbeatable silence - I don't know whether the A 330 is as quiet as the A 340 though.
As some of you commented, comfort then depends on the airline, especially regarding legroom and seat comfort. In this regard, I am very favourably impressed by the comfort of British Airways Craddle seats.
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Mon Nov 13, 2000 5:43 am

Most comfortable widebody: 777 & DC10

Most comfortable narrowbody: A320
 
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Mon Nov 13, 2000 6:25 am

I'm glad to see the 767-300 winning so many votes; my most comfortable y-class flight was aboard a BA 767.

The DC-10s I have flown on were all notably quiet, even more so than the A320, which merits honorable mention.

A friend of mine many years ago ironically dubbed Eastern's A300 LGA-BOS shuttle the "space shuttle" because of its 10 abreast seating. Has anyone flown on one of these flights?
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RE: Most Comfortable Aircraft

Mon Nov 13, 2000 2:30 pm

I'm with you, Skyteam. The 767's 2-3-2 seating arrangement makes the whole aircraft feel like elbow room. Which is very noticeable to this mild claustrophobic. Every row has two window seats, four aisle seats, and only one middle seat--you can't beat that in economy class.

And on the USAir 767 I flew in 1993, the seat pitch was quite comfortable for my transcon flight (I'm 5'11", then 165 lb.). Long live the 767!

Jim

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