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Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:36 am

The majority of us tend to fly on narrowbodies and RJs for most of our trips. So if you are going to be on a narrowbody (including RJs) what is your preference?

I love flying on the 737-800, I find it to be really comfortable. Even when I was in the middle seat I didn't feel too cramped.

My least favorite has been the ERJ-145, just too cramped for me. It just wasn'y made for people 6' and taller. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the ERJ-145 also have a foot-rest that serves only one purpose...to dig into my shins the entire flight. Though that's just a minor annoyance, all that really matters is that you get there safely, and the ERJ-145 has done that for me every time.

I really hope I get a chance to fly on an AirTran 717, American MD-80, and one of the E-Jets someday. Though I've heard the Mad Dog can be hell, I want to get on one of these before they're gone. And I've only heard the best about the E-Jets.
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:39 am

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B757-200 is the only narrow way to fly!


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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:42 am

B752 gets my vote, then the B738, B739, and last the E145XR! Now you bring back the B722's sign me up for that as #2.
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:01 am

DC-9
737 (any variant) (tie)
B1900D (tie)

There-top three of all the narrowbodies I flew on.
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:08 am

As someone who travels with my wife but no children, my favorite is any aircraft that has only two seats (window and aisle seat) on either one or both sides (assuming we are flying coach). That way neither of us has to sit in a middle seat (assuming the plane is full). That includes virtually all of the regional jets, as well as the DC-9/MD-80/MD-90 family.
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:11 am

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 1):
B757-200 is the only narrow way to fly!

I've heard it's a kick ass ride. I was going to be on a CO 757 when I flew home in September, but I got to the airport so early I was able to get on an earlier flight on a 737-800.
Hey, 757-200 or four extra hours with my girlfriend. I take choice 2.  Smile
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:46 am

Least favourite would have to be the 145, I've flown on it once, and I intend to fly on the 135 once as well, but then that shall be it! They are cramped and uncomfortable.

Favourite actual narrowbody would be the EMB170. Very comfortable, nice sized windows and also quiet in cruise. Good flights all round.

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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:12 am

757 with RR engines no contest. I also like the IAE airbuses though, dunno why, just do
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:19 am

The 727, back when NW used to fly them, I also love the 737-200 back when DL flew them. But I like the DC-9, good thing that NW still flies them.
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:00 am

I actually liked the B707 and B720B best but got lots of time on the good old 727 series. Those days are gone. The 757 is pretty good but I've come to really enjoy the B737-800/900.
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:07 am

I was very surprised on how wide the seats were on the E190 the first time I got to sit and fly in one. It was really quite comfortable! I make it my new favorite narrowbody to fly in.


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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:51 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 6):
Favourite actual narrowbody would be the EMB170. Very comfortable, nice sized windows and also quiet in cruise. Good flights all round.

Some have said that CO will eventually get 170s...can't wait for that.
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:43 pm

Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 4):
as well as the DC-9/MD-80/MD-90 family.

As long as I'm on the two seat side.
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:55 pm

DC9 or MD80 due to the 2-3 seating. I always get an "A" seat.

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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:15 pm

BAC 146. 2-3 layout, high wing. Love em!
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:02 pm

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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:13 pm

A320 series, followed by the B757, followed by the DC9/MD80/MD90/B717 series, followed by the ERJ145 and Dash 8 turpoprops.

Haven't flown on the larger Embraers yet, but have only heard good things about them... so I hope I'll be able to try them out soon.

The ones I try to avoid whenever possible are ATR turboprops, CRJ regionaljets and B737s of all types.
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 15):
For Speed:

The 72's were no slouch on speed either......most 75's I'd think econ around .80 range and the 72's didn't care about econ from what I am told and seen...go till you can't hear yourself think up front then hold that speed!!  Smile

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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:10 am

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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:26 am

I love the 757. So much power!
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:34 am

My alltime fav. is a tie beetween the 752 and the A319. I also like the MD-80. My least favorite is the CRJ anything(except for the 900, havent tried it yet.)
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:34 am

I love flying on the B 737-800. I like the A 319 and 321 as well.
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:48 am

Quoting Usair320 (Reply 21):
My least favorite is the CRJ anything(except for the 900, havent tried it yet.)

If you don't like the CRJ-700, then you won't like the CRJ-900.

My favorites are the 757-200 and the 737-NG, although with the right airline, I may even enjoy the A320 series (i.e. Frontier). I also liked my one flight on the DC-9 series (specifically an MD-88 flight) just because of the special seating configuration.
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:38 am

Just wondering, it is rare that you hear that someone absolutely hates the EJ-135/145, but it seems most hate the CRJ series. What makes them so much worse than Embraer? I have yet to fly on a CRJ.
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:57 am

I recently flew on a CO 737-800 followed by a NW DC9-50.

I found I was much more comfortable on the DC-9 as it felt like I had more room to stretch my legs (not an exit row). I wouldn't be surprised if the reported seat pitches are the same but I'm sure the DC9 was more comfortable.

Overall - My FAV narrowbody is the DC9-30/40/50.

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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:45 am

Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 24):
What makes them so much worse than Embraer? I have yet to fly on a CRJ.

I hate the 2X2 seating, much more friendly 1X2 on the E135/145's IMO! Next the CRJ window is very low, most adults do not actually see out of it even close to on the horizon unless you lean over. From my experiences I'd much rather take the Embraer and be in Row1 or Row 12 on the 145's.
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:05 am

I have always liked the DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, MD-95 (717).

The only wide bodies I ever flew on until I got out of high school were TWA L1011s and they were great!

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 1):
B757-200 is the only narrow way to fly!

That comes in a very close second for me.

Quoting Zrs70 (Reply 14):
BAC 146. 2-3 layout, high wing. Love em!

As far as regional planes go; the two times I flew on a Mesaba RJ-85 were great. Once in first and once in coach. That is my favorite regional jet.
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:05 am

I prefer the Boeing 757-300 with Northwest. I love the ultra-long cabin and the spacious design. Legroom could be better but I cant complain. I absolutely avoid 737's, especially the 737-800. I had an Exit Row seat on Delta from PHX-ATL and I still felt like I was cramped.

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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:26 am

For the thrill it would have to be a 752 RR, naturally. Boeing built it like a tank. Big grin

For comfort it would have to be A320. I do love those birds!!
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:02 am

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For the thrill it would have to be a 752 RR, naturally. Boeing built it like a tank.

For comfort it would have to be A320. I do love those birds!!

Not a bad choice. I like the 752 but with P&W Engines. RR's sound like a buzzsaw. The A-320 is is a great aircraft. I prefer the A-320 series over any 737.

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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:03 am

My favorite narrow body to fly on:  biggrin 

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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:21 pm

The 757..period. The best narrowbody ever.
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:52 pm

My favorite is the 717, it has been since my first 717 flight in 2003.
I've loved the 737-800 since I first flew on the type in 2005. Very comfortable airplane, even in Delta's all-coach Shuttle configuration.
The 767 ain't bad either. And for looks, nothing beats the 757.

The CRJ is tolerable only in that it isn't a Dash-8. I absolutely refuse to board another one of those wretched tin can DHC8s.
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:38 pm

752. Is there anything else?  Smile

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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:58 pm

Wow lots or people going with boeing (not trying to start A vs B), however i have found that the 320 series is very comfortable and althouhg only about 5 flight on the 737 family i much prefer the 320 series as they seem alot more comfrotable and on a personal level the 320 series especially the 319 looks much better then the 737NG family.

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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:24 pm

Having never flown on the 757 I can't choose that. However I'm going to say my favorite is the 737-700. Yeah the A320 is nice, but not quite as nice as a 737. There is nothing quite like it, and on the -700 the winglets make it that much more appealing.

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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:33 pm

I am all about the CRJ-700. I love to fly on this plane as much as I can. The only other one I enjoy flying is HP/US 734 or CO 738.
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:38 am

Another comment about the CRJ:

For me, if I'm in the window seat its awful, but if I'm in the aisle, it's great (except the lavs). I honestly think the aisle seats get a better and more comfortable view out the window than the window seats!
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:08 pm

757 all the way!!!!!!
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:42 pm

My name says it all folks. There was only one real single aisle aircraft worth its weight in Gold and it's my beloved B707 (preference for the 300 version). It went the distances that changed the face of travel, decreased the time of travel, in most cases by half from turboprops, ushered in the jet age for the average person. A world changing plane... and the early day front "F" bench was class to the max. Oh how I miss that roar of those engines..
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:31 am

Nothing beats sitting in the back row of a 752 or a 753 and getting the feeling of "tailwhipped" as the plane makes a u-turn out of a horseshoe gate. Experienced that on US flight from LAS-PHL out of A8 at LAS. I love the 757s and would take that a/c over any other narrowbody.
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:33 am

I love the A319 from United, and United only. I usually fly coach, sometime Economy plus. I flew MCO-LAX on DL's 752 and it was way to cramped (mostly legroom). On the way back I flew on UA A319, and believe me it was far much better than the 752. As you can obviously assume, I go for the A319.
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:06 am

You can not beat a 757! The quality is almost like a wide body. Big grin
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:33 am

A320 Series of Airbus have got to be an allround combination, ample takeoff performance + comfortable cruise.

757 has to be my favourite for sheer takeoff exhiliration  Silly

Quoting KSUpilot (Thread starter):
Though I've heard the Mad Dog can be hell

With AZ at least they are noisy, cramped and uncomfortable, but then again thats just the staff.....

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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:39 am

B757, then the CRJ. Nothing beats the 757 though, those RRs are awesome  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:32 am

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 45):

I too would like to fly a 757.
 
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RE: Favorite Narrowbody To Fly On

Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:37 pm

Well I love the 757 based on it's abilities and the economics behind it, however I must say that the 738 is a more comfortable ride.

Also gotta love the Mad Dogs.

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