"how disproportionate and old style ugly thing" Actually the first time I ever saw it was in 1993 in SCL
(under the colors of AF
). I hadn't heard of an A340 at the time yet. I thought: "what is this?, it can't be a 707; it has winglets"
The first 4 engine a/c since the 747... I don't know, I had in my mind the idea that for a four we wanted a more impressive thing.
I still think there is something with the wrong proportion there: I don't know if the windows are too high (as in the 707), the wings are too narrow or too long, not sure, there's something that I can't totally like yet.
Although now I think despite the above it looks pretty nice!
in order: 721,146,732,763,722,343,733,320,772,319,752,321,88,83,744,332,100,738, 333, 318, 77W, 78, 773, 380, 73G, 788, 789, 346