I agree with Thom@s... much of this is subjective to conditions, pilot skill, aircraft condition and the particular passenger's sensitivity.
The three best touchdowns I've been in:
3. An Eastern Airlines L1011 flight from MCO
. Beautiful widebody with one of the earliest flight control systems.
2. A Southwest Airlines 737 flight from LAS
. We came in over the desert and glided in on the thermals. At that time there wasn't much development on the west mesa so the descent could be made very gradually.
1. The best: a Continental Airlines 737-300 flight from CLE
, late July 2000. The conditions were absolutely horrid that night (severe thunderstorms complete with hail) and my flight to ABE
was cancelled (scheduled to be on a Continental Express B1900.) I was rebooked to PHL
and we went up into the clouds and bounced around for a while. When we came in for a landing at PHL
, the clouds were still very low and as a result I didn't know how close we were to the ground until we were almost over the numbers. The pilot absolutely greased the landing -- I didn't even feel the usual "grab" of the wheels but did feel the brakes. Even so, the landing was smooth as silk.