Desmidus
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"Best" Long-haul Med/large Airliner?

Sat Jan 13, 2001 1:03 pm

I realize this might be somewhat of a vague question, 'best' being a relative term, but what would you say is the best long-range airliner?

I'm more interested in being able to service a large amount of fields, excellent range, and good fuel efficiency, rather than size and passenger capacity.

So far I figure the A340-200 or the upcoming 500, but I'd like to hear what you guys have to say.

Thanks in advance...
 
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RE: "Best" Long-haul Med/large Airliner?

Sat Jan 13, 2001 1:15 pm

I think that, in terms of range, the A345 and the 772LR take it. Long legged beasts they will be...
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RE: "Best" Long-haul Med/large Airliner?

Sat Jan 13, 2001 1:25 pm

I don't know....maybe someone can answer for me the following...

What is the best twin jet short/medium range jet?

What is the best twin jet medium range jet?

What is the best twin jet long range jet?

What is the best long range twin jet with a first class cabin?

What is the best short range twin jet with an all coach cabin?

What is the best medium range twin jet with a first and business cabin?

What is the best short range twin jet with even number of seats?

What is the best short range twin jet with an odd number of seats?

What is the best medium to long range jet with even economy, but an odd number of first class seats?

What is the best short to medium range twin jet with an even number of seats in first class, but odd number of economy seats to fly on out of EWR on the Fourth of July during a rainstorm with a 74% load factor with a 15 minute ground hold?

What is the best brand of whiskey?
 
Desmidus
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RE: "Best" Long-haul Med/large Airliner?

Sat Jan 13, 2001 1:34 pm

It's more an opinion poll than anything else  
 
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Whichever One Has The Most PTV's.

Sat Jan 13, 2001 2:02 pm

(chuckle)
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RE: "Best" Long-haul Med/large Airliner?

Sat Jan 13, 2001 2:35 pm

I think it's the A330-200 and/or the 767-200
 
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RE: "Best" Long-haul Med/large Airliner?

Sun Jan 14, 2001 12:07 am

What is med/lg?

Depending on that it could be 762er/763er/a332/772lr

again..my opinions.
 
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RE: "Best" Long-haul Med/large Airliner?

Sun Jan 14, 2001 1:09 am

A340-600
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manuel
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RE: "Best" Long-haul Med/large Airliner?

Sun Jan 14, 2001 1:14 am

A340. They have no 'double-excuse-me' seats. And no ETOPS restrictions. And great commonality to the A330.
 
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RE: "Best" Long-haul Med/large Airliner?

Sun Jan 14, 2001 2:10 am

From my experiences, I would say the 777. First, I like the design...and you can't beat those engines! The seating config is alright, as long as you're not the guy in the middle! And the range...doesn't get much better than that. Keep in mind that I haven't flown Airbus long range...
 
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RE: "Best" Long-haul Med/large Airliner?

Sun Jan 14, 2001 2:48 am

The answer is of course A340-500! I really hope that Finnair would replance their MD-11 fleet with A345s!

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Desmidus
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RE: "Best" Long-haul Med/large Airliner?

Sun Jan 14, 2001 2:52 am

I like the 777 too, but there's something about having 4 engines instead of just 2 going long haul over the Pacific.
 
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RE: "Best" Long-haul Med/large Airliner?

Sun Jan 14, 2001 4:02 am

The A340-500 is great. And as Matt D asks for a comparable whisky, I'd recommend a wee drop of Chivas to accompany him on his flight....   Or a single malt. LHR stocks quite a few great brands....

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Sun Jan 14, 2001 6:53 am

I would say that the A345 is better than the A342.
The A342 has a better fuel-economy than A345 but A345 has a longer range, and as you say "there's something about having 4 engines instead of 2 going long haul over the Pacific", couldn't say it better myself.

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