bobbydgg
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What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:33 am

my vote is anything run by American Eagle
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:37 am

Anything built by Tupolev or Antonov.
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 5:07 am

Shorts 360, A320
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 5:17 am


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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 5:20 am

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Not a jet, but still an ugly airliner at that.
 
yak42
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 5:30 am

Excuse me A330 and TWA but neither Tupolevs nor the A320 classify as ugly aircraft in my book, infact they are rather attractive. I do find the B777 & B767 lacking in grace though, but ugliest has to be the super guppy thing.
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 5:32 am


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Talk about a fat-assed bird!
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 6:44 am

I think the ugliest airline is delta and US Air because they both have plain colors but the ugliest aircraft is the Boeing 757 its just so ugly
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 7:03 am

I can't stand the B717. I never liked that style of plane. (DC-9 anf Fokker 28/70/100)
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 7:34 am

a319 hands down...nothing like a stubby little plane=P ... now im going to have to defend the 757, 767, and 777...they are all gorgeous aircraft...especially the 777 with the wings bent up...it really looks like a bird...
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 7:37 am

i KNOW WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO JUST START DEBATING HERE WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT IS UGLY BUT i FIND THE A319 VERY ATTRACTIVE
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 7:49 am

Ive never really liked the way the 767 looks..but if i had to fly one im not going to complain. I think there is beauty someplace in every aircaft...some are just lacking more than others.
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 7:52 am

The A318 when in service, will definitely take the cake!
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 8:53 am

The 777 looks like a 757 on steroids. The A340-600 is way too long and the wings and engines look way too small. The 777-300 is way too long for me and I'm not to thrilled about the 747 stretch of the forward section. I think if Boeing was going to go with this they should've stretch the upperdeck to the tail. All others look just fine to me. I like the 767 but the 777-300 is just too long. I do like the 777-200 better though.
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 9:02 am

These three planes seem to be lacking something I have never found these attractive -Bac 1-11 , British Aerospace Trident ,Israel Aircraft Industries IAI 101 Arava . All the other planes in the sky are just plane beautifull .
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 9:07 am

Any 737-Classic is ugly--Especially Delta's old-livery ones. And that ugly Antonov that's on here--the one that was on some airfield for 3 years.
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 9:23 am

The 757 is really wired, and the 747sp too.

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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:11 am

The American Airlines Fokker 100 has my vote! It's Ugly, even inside the airplane that I was in needed a cabin remad 2 years ago! It was lould, ugly, smelly, and slow! The 717 will be nice when American takes TWA's on-order 717's!

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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:33 am

How about the Carvair? The 747sp is pretty!

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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:40 am

I think the 767 is ugly in any livery and any version. It's just a really confused looking aircraft. I don't think the MD-11 is that great either. It's a little bloated for my taste. On the other hand, I think the 747, A330, A340, and 777 are very good looking, along with the 737-800 and the A32X family.
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:46 am

DC9 (too small)
764 (too long)
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:48 am

WORST: 752, 753, A300

BEST: A319, A346, 772, 707, DC8
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:50 am

I can't think of an ugly airliner. Sure time can make some designs look dated, but in their time most of them were cutting edge technology. Some were ahead of their time, i.e. the Carvair and Breguet 763, so not exactly financial sucesses.
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:50 am

DC-10's are just flat out ugly.

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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 12:54 pm

excuse me Guerosinfe the SW 737-200 is just beautiful.
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 1:03 pm

757-300-too long

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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 1:48 pm

I don't find the A340 particularly attractive.
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:01 pm

The Shorts 360 looks like a shipping crate with wings. There it wins my vote for ugliest aircraft.
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:10 pm

I think the 747SP is way too short and the 757-300 is way too long along with the 737-800/900. Boeing should have cut it off after the 700.
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:18 pm

Almost anything that rolls out of a factory in Russia.

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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:36 pm

Now that I think of it no airliner is really ugly. They all have some sort of aw to them. even a Shorts 330 or 360 is not that bad. My question is how coul'd one possibly say that a DC-10 or 767 or 747 or 757 or A319 or any airliner in that case is ugly?
 
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RE: Definitely The B777 And Crj!

Mon Mar 26, 2001 6:10 pm

The ugliest airliners (regarding the exterior construction design) at this moment are definitely the B777, with its dwarf tailfin and oversized, bold head, and the Canadair Regional Jets, with their stupid cockpit windows and Pinocchio noses. The CRJ's are also too low on their "feet" like a disabled duck without feathers!
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 8:33 pm

I agree on the B777-300 and B757-300 being rather unattractive, looking like a students Photoshop-work not meant for flying.
But they are still bearable against the Breguet Provence shown above, this unbelievably tasteless clumsy monster. How could that flying rock leave the ground? Not to mention the drawing board. Its arguably the most prominent opposite of "French chic".
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 9:36 pm

Beech 1900 - too many tabs all over the place make it look like an over-sized unfinished plastic model  Smile

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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:07 pm

A 319
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:18 pm

A 319
 
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:58 pm

MD 80 and DC10 are both ugly muthas.
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 11:24 pm

definitely the b767 and the 707. i also hate the md-83 interior it is so cramped

but the A320 and Tupolev's are really cool planes!

brgds,
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RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 11:29 pm


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    RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

    Tue Mar 27, 2001 3:44 am

    I think the SHORTS 360 is ugly. It looks like a flying BOX CAR or Winnebago. I agree the 737-900 is to long. All it is is a low rider 757.
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    RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

    Tue Mar 27, 2001 3:48 am

    MOST of the aerophlot planes are not that nice looking.

    Rgds,
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    RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

    Tue Mar 27, 2001 5:02 am

    Early air, you must have some sort of prejudice against Russian products. Thats twice you've complained about Russian aircraft! Aeroflot's scheme is awful, but the aircraft if you would care to even look are stunning!
     
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    Hehehe

    Tue Mar 27, 2001 10:04 am

    I believe YAK 42 is very very ugly....looks like a miniature 727 that has been on a diet for a long long time. But, Russia's Illysian 72(sorry for wrong spelling) is one heck of a beauty.
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    Yak42

    Tue Mar 27, 2001 10:10 am

    To the real Yak42(aircraft not the user):
    You are some god damn ugly that I feel like punching your nose.
    Keep your nose clean from the boggers.
     
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    RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

    Tue Mar 27, 2001 12:53 pm

    Beauty is more than skin deep. Aircraft with ungainly proportions, such as many of the CIS and USSR designs, were often built that way for a reason: to cope with harsh climates, unpaved runways, and vast stretches of terrain with minimal navigation aids. I won't argue that a Tu-134 is sleeker than a Concorde or Boeing 744, but that old aircraft (and its many brethren) has its own unique charm and dignity.
    The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
     
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    RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

    Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:05 pm

    Posts such as this are totally useless, since the human concept of beauty is mostly subjective. Ask 100 people is airplane x is ugly or not, and you will get almost 100 different answers with 100 reasons why. I apollogize if I sound a little hostile, but this is about the 5th time I've seen a which is pretty/ugly post, and they all seem to end in an ugly manner (pardon the pun).
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    RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

    Tue Mar 27, 2001 2:46 pm

    I've gotta say I'm surprised. I think that the 752 is a spectacular looking aircraft.... though I agree that the 753, and 773 are both far too long. Ugliest? I can't stand looking at those stumpy A319s and im positive the 318 is gonna drive me nuts. The MD80 series is also very good looking, but you could probably add the MD90 in on the ugly list, once again that bird is just too long!
     
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    RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

    Tue Mar 27, 2001 11:22 pm

    I agree 100% the A319/A318 are horrible aircraft. Way too short. I also think that Airbus Aircraft look horrible without the IAEV2500 engines the other oones (CFM, I think) take away the natural beauty of the A320.

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    RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

    Wed Mar 28, 2001 1:21 am

    Without a doubt, the Shorts 360. Ugly looking, ugly flying, an ugly ride. 3 for 3.
    I'm not a real aeronautical engineer, I just play one on Airliners.net.
     
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    RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

    Wed Mar 28, 2001 1:25 am

    753, 763, 773

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