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Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:54 am

I have flown in every currently available airbus/boeing plane, and my best flying experience is with the 777. For those who have flown them all, what's your best airplane?
 
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:09 am

I have not flown them all but first class on a United triple seven is the way two fly.
 
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:10 am

the one that gets me from A to B without crashing...  Wink
 
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:13 am

The a340 is really nice four flying.

Actually I think all Airbus and Boeing airplanes are great, very little difference. I'm not sure if the A340 is better (from a PAX standpoint) or worse than a 777, but it seemed quieter to me.

The A320 seems better than the B737 --- but I would not pay even one penny extra for an A320 ticket, and same A340 or B777
 
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:15 am

I'd have to say F100
 
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:18 am

Im kind of partial to my Citation X. Big grin
 
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:18 am

Sorry The F100 is not on the list!! But the F100 is not a bad plane at all, and I am surprised it did not get the recognition it deserves.
 
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:21 am

Sorry the Citation is not on the list either, nor is my gulfstreamII !!!!
 
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:38 am

A-340 for me. Smooth and quiet.  bigthumbsup 

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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:40 am

Quoting DZ09 (Thread starter):
For those who have flown them all, what's your best airplane?

777. Plenty of room, plenty of power.
 
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:49 am

744, Queen of the skies, nothing else even comes close.
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:12 pm

I prefer the A340 over the 777because in Y most 340s are configd in 2-4-2...nd since i prefer window seat its better to have just 1 person next to u rather than 2.

But prolly the best aircraft ever in terms of revolutionising air travel and in terms of sheer majesty has to be the 747

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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:12 pm

The L-1011 Tristar is this best. Not many left though. It was loud, vibrated,smoked, smelled. Awesome. That is the way they all should be. I sure do miss those.

The 777 is a very good current plane with kick ass engines. The 744 is also one of my favorite current planes. Fun takeoffs. Notice the widebody theme here.
 
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:13 pm

I've flowen on the Saab340, ATR72, B733, B738, A320, B752, B763, B772, B773ER. I prefer the B777s. Nice and big with plenty of leg room and nice long aisles.
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:19 pm

My vote goes to the 767. 767 is quiet ( and yes, I know an A330/340 is slightly quieter, but I don't so much notice it, especially not with my bose headset on.) it's smooth, it's long range, roomy, but doesn't seat so many people the getting on and off is a pain in the rear end, and both in J and Y the seating configurations are ideal. 1-2-1 /1-1-1 J and 2-3-2 Y are simply the nicest seating configurations around. If the airline is decent, you can get nice 18" wide seats and often pretty good pitch too. 777 is nice, A330 and A340 are nice, but 767 is my favorite ride.

For narrowbodies, the MD80 (sitting as far forward as possible) is the most comfortable thing flying. If you are in the first 8-10 rows, it is at least as quiet as an A320 (and I make a point not to get seated anywhere even close to aft of the wings), the seats are roomy (i miss AA's more room throughout coach), and the 2-3 seating arangement is nice (again, seat yourself on the 2). It's about the smoothest riding thing with one aisle, so in my humble opinion, A320 and 737NG are nice, but MD80 is tops.

Quoting SkyWest700 (Reply 1):
I have not flown them all but first class on a United triple seven is the way two fly.

Economy plus in the 777 is the best comfort/dollar of anything going.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 9):
777. Plenty of room, plenty of power.

The 777, especially the more powerful ER's on short domestic hops are awesome for setting you back in your seat.

Quoting Max Q (Reply 10):
744, Queen of the skies, nothing else even comes close.

I dunno, actually being on board the 744 is less than outstanding.... upstairs is stuffy with little storage space, downstairs can be nice, depending on the airline, but with 3-4-3 Y, the seats are narrow by widebody standards. I myself much prefer the 18-19" wide seats in Y on 777 and some 767s.
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:20 pm

Quoting SkyWest700 (Reply 5):
Im kind of partial to my Citation X. Big grin

Bump, I love that plane. The best part is takeoff, especially a full thrust one.

As far as airliners, I would say 744 or 777.
 
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:43 am

Currently the best airplanes with the best livery and the with the best passenger service are owned by AA. AA is the best airline and their 777's are the best airplanes in their fleet. AA’s 777 are super comfortable and flight attendants are nice and kind not like those on the DL aircraft!


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RE: Best Current Airplane

Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:19 am

Quoting Max Q (Reply 10):
744, Queen of the skies, nothing else even comes close

Absolutely!
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:42 am

Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk; I prefer them much over the Cessna 152/172

My favorite airliners are the 767-400ER and the 737-200.
 
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:53 am

My favorite airliner to fly on is the A330. It is quiet, provides the most seat width of any airliner I have ever flown on, and looks good.


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RE: Best Current Airplane

Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:59 am

ive flown on 320,333,717,72S,733,734,73G,744,763,DH3,DH4

quite frankly they were all nice to fly on didn't notice much difference between them as far as comfert goes but i did notice the 320's were slightly quieter then the 737NG's in flight altough they were a bit bumpier on ground while taxiing then the 737NG's. Altough I do like the Dashes Cosy cabin


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RE: Best Current Airplane

Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:56 am

Quoting American777 (Reply 16):

hehe, you know what I'm thinking Wink

Talking from the outside, I love the 777, especially on rotation, it looks simply stunning!!

View my profile for aircraft I have flown, as for a flying point of view I would chose the A340 or B767, I really don't mind either, but these are the aircraft I chose to fly long haul if possible. Basically I much prefer the 2-4-2 or 2-3-2 arrangement inside, it's nicer, and the 340 is quieter, as is the 767 in front of the wings. I have not flown the T7 yet, should have but was ill, so I shall have to wait another couple of weeks before I get the chance again and can then compare them fully biggrin 

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RE: Best Current Airplane

Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:03 pm

My best flying experiences in descending order :

1) DN ATR-42 - Superb seat pitch..and a wonderful ride...will never forget the taxi to Rwy 12 @ MAA...and the landing @ TRZ
2) LH 744 - My best economy travel experience on a widebody
3) LH A343 - Quietest cabin I've traveled in and one of the smoothest rides
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:06 am

Any of the "big Boeings".

The 757 to me is like the Jan & Dean song, "Little Old Lady From Pasadena". A graceful, elegant, and sophisticated looking machine that is absolutely RIDICULOUSLY overpowered. Anything that is not weight restricted out of PHX or LAS in the summer (except to Hawai'i, and that's stretching the range for most planes!!) just screams "EAT MY DUST!!"

The 767 is the plane that makes wide-body flights comfortable. No one is ever more than one seat away from the aisle, yet the two aisle set-up makes it feel bigger.

The 747...well, what can one say about the Queen Of The Skies? I fell in love with the flying football field in "Airport 75" and have never lost the feeling I first had when seeing this graceful giant. Long may she fly!!

The 777, though, has the best interiors. Twice I have flown the three-class set-up DEN-ORD, and twice I hoped the flight would just continue. The entertainment choices, the functionality of the interior, the "feel" of the power of the two engines...we have a winner!!
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:32 pm

The A340 and 767 are the best ones from my pov (Yes I know a lot of people around here do not share my opinion  Wink ) and I prefer them over the 747 and 777.


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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:35 pm

I've always had good experiences flying in 747s. They get my vote.
 
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RE: Best Current Airplane

Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:13 pm

The 777 is by far and away the best NG wide body aircraft, imo. Comfortable, spacious, and a flawless safety record in over a decade of service.

I'm not a big 737 fan, does not handle turbulence well. The A320 has a nice cabin, but we know what can happen when the pilot has problems with the autopilot. I flew on a Delta MD-90 from ORD to SLC and I was impressed and then disappointed in Boeing for ceasing production. The MD-90 gets my vote for narrow body.
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