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Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:17 pm

What are the aircraft type you always looked forward to being on?

Only two come to mind for me:

747
BAC 146.

I would go out of my way for each.
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:31 pm

Boeing 767!
 
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Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:33 pm

For some reason I’m always super excited to board a Triple Seven. Maybe it’s because of these huge engines.
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:41 pm

For me, it's the 747 (my all time favourite) and the 787 (better pressurized, better air quality, and cuts down on jet lag feeling, plus I've managed to get premium seating each time I've flown on a 787).

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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:42 pm

I kind of have a thing for the McDonnell Douglass t-tails, so it would be the MD-80/90/717 for me. Especially the MD-80 since they won't be around much longer.
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:47 pm

Mine has to be the 747 - loved seeing them nose on when I travelled as a child and love the flights I have had on them so far!
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:07 am

Hmm, aside from any new aircraft type in the log, the 747 has to take the cake for me. Aside from that, there’s something I love about the 777 and I always look forward to a flight on the E-Jets from a comfort perspective.
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:47 am

As an enthusiast:
Boeing 757
McDonnell-Douglas MD-82/3/7/8
Embraer 120 Brasilia

And from a passenger experience perspective:
Embraer E-Jets
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:53 am

Aircraft that I took and I was exited to take
Avro RJ100

Aircraft that I want to take
Boeing 747
Airbus A340
Fokker F-100
Any turboprop
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:41 am

Mostly any aircraft, that is new to me. The only aircraft I am excited in, which I already had, are either aircraft with more than two engines (so today mostly 747, A340 or A380) and some smaller props like ATR72 or Dash-8.
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:03 am

I always like Embraers 190/195. They are comfortable, I like the cozy feeling of the cabin without being cramped like in other small planes and you have a guaranteed aisle/window seat.
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:26 pm

I'm always excited to fly on a new aircraft type, and have fond memories of several flights on unique planes. Among the types with more than 2 entries in my log, I get excited for any DC9/MD80 derivative, 757 or 767, and I will intentionally pick those whenever there is a choice.

I was also very fond of the OO E-120s when they were flying.

I was really conflicted on a recent trip. I was excited to book an AA MD83 for the first time in about a decade, flying DFW-TPA. The flight was cancelled and I was rerouted via MIA on a 763. I was thrilled to get the 767, which I had only previously flown with Delta, but still very sad to miss the MD, which is about to be gone for good.
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:22 am

I'm always thrilled to board a 757. I'll also go out of my way to get on a 717.
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:07 am

The A300 - especially the old B2/B4 variants. Cant explain my weird fascination for that bird! The 747-200 series - sadly not an option anymore.

The Bae146 used to be an obsession - but my first few flights on one CCU-PBH-KTM were underwhelming.

Want to take an A310 flight soon before they disappear. Whats the best place to get on one? Canada?
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:35 am

I'm excited to fly to anything but a 737. Nothing against it, I just fly on it allllllll the time. The A32x is getting there too.

The 777 was my first widebody airplane and I always get excited to fly on it.
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:52 am

777 and 787
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:47 pm

As many have said, I love the 2-3 layout on the DC9 variants, and fly them whenever I can...
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:47 am

717 & F100 , they're becoming more and more rare around the world but becoming increasingly more prevalent where I live, which gives them a more unique feel.
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:31 pm

B747(-400 especially), and any GE90 equipped B777....the start up sounds always get me :D
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:05 pm

Anything other than an aircraft from a LCC :lol:
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:25 pm

Always excitied to fly on bac 1-11's from Gatwick on the annual family holidays in the early 80's . Especially as we always seemed to board via the rear air stairs with the APU screaming above your head
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:52 pm

When it's an aircraft type I've never flown on before.
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:18 pm

Any new type or registration I haven't flown before or that I know is in limited production numbers. Some I still like after, others like the Max and Neo types, once I fly them in May I won't care if I fly.again. I am a fan of MDs from piston liners through DC8/9/10 and MD11/90/717. I get excited just seeing them let alone flying them.
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:06 am

I have yet to fly the jumbo A380:

What I've been on:
Boeings
737-700 1x: FM PVG-NNG
737-800 10x CZ CAN-NNG-CAN (6x), FM NNG-PVG(1x), CZ NNG-XIY-NNG (2x), ZH SZX-NNG(1x)
747-400 1x DL NRT-PVG
757-200 3x NW NRT-CAN-NRT(2x), DL SLC-LAX(1x)
767-300 4x DL SEA-PEK-SEA (2x), DL PDX-NRT(1x), DL PVG-SEA(1x)
777-200 5x CZ LAX-CAN-LAX (4x), DL PVG-LAX(1x)
787-8 2x MF SEA-SZX-SEA (2x)
Airbuses:
A320 4x DL SLC-LAX (1x), CA PEK-NNG(1x), HO SHA-NNG (1x), HO NNG-PVG (1x)
A330-200/300? 3x NW PDX-NRT-PDX (2x), DL SEA-PVG (1x)

Regionals
CRJ-200 3x: OO(DL) SLC-BOI (1x), OO(UA) BOI-LAX-BOI (2x)
CRJ-900 2x: OO(DL) BOI-SLC(1x), OO(DL) LAX-BOI(1x)
E-175 2x: OO(DL) BOI-SEA-BOI (2x)
Q400 SO MANY FRICKIN' TIMES: QX(AS) Seattle, Portland to/from BOI

I have yet to fly the 77W, an actual US Boeing 737, and so much more
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:40 pm

MD-88
MD-88
MD-88

Did I mention the MD-88?
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:45 pm

My top three would probably be:

Boeing 747
Airbus A350
Lockheed L-1011
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:38 pm

Anything other than a 737 or Dash 8 :biggrin:
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:08 pm

e jets as a passenger
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:48 am

For me, a few come to mind:

MD-11
DC-9-30,50
747
757
787
A330
A350
A380
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:02 am

As an enthusiast, just about any new plane would get me excited. Otherwise, I'd have to say...

Boeing 747. To me, it always meant I was going somewhere far both geographically and culturally from what I considered home. In one case, it was going somewhere that already felt like home to me for the first time, the other time it was living half a world away in Japan where I quickly learned to make the place feel like home.

If I could go back in time, I'd probably tell my 10-year-old self he was out of his mind for getting so overly excited about a damn A320.
 
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Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:10 am

plane I am excited to fly on: that would be the 747 in particular on those short intra asia flights

plane I was excited to fly on: MD11, DC10, BAe146

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