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What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:02 pm

What is the best looking Airbus everbuilt. The concept A350 design win for me. But for current Airbuses I have to say A330.

But the A380 is still my favorite current Airbus, I just not that good looking.
 
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:21 pm

A320-not too long, and not too short  Smile
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:51 pm

It has to be the A346 for me. It's just a stunning aircraft.


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Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:33 pm

Mine would be one of the A330's, but the specific one would depend on -200/300 and engine version.
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:36 pm

An SQ A345, just aviation perfection. The length of the 346 puts me off a little but I must admi I think all of the modern Airbus' are pleasing on the eye
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:01 pm

My choice would be the A330-300. Nice looking a/c in my opinion.
 
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:19 pm

Either the A330-300 with RR engines or the A340-600.

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Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:49 pm

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the best looking airbus, and the best looking A330 IMO  Smile
 
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Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:48 am

Hi!

The best looking airplane is indeed that Airbus A330-200!!!


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Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:29 am

Has to be the A320.......Just perfect.
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Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:38 pm

Airbus A330-300 with RR engines.
 
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Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:46 pm

A340-500 comes to mind but the A332 is close behind.  Smile


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Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:35 pm

A340-500 is the best looking passenger jet in service.  cloudnine 
 
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And of course her older brother. The Airbus A340-500 looks simply amazing.
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Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:15 pm

Heh, heh, heh! Found another excuse to post these.....

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1320974&size=L

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:17 pm

I think the A332 in BD colours is the best looking Airbus, but without those colours I would have to say the A333 is better looking IMO

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:34 pm

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
What Is The Best Looking Airbus

A340:


A340 flight deck:
http://www.flightsim.com/howto/getreal3/a340.jpg

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 2):
Nuff' said

Tom

  

Quoting EIRules (Reply 5):
An SQ A345, just aviation perfection. The length of the 346 puts me off a little but I must admi I think all of the modern Airbus' are pleasing on the eye

I agree. The A346 reminds me a bit of a stretch DC-8. However, the above photo is quite flattering to the A346.

Quoting Landingshortly (Reply 20):
No beauty contest without my beloved Celestar. (Airbus A340-300E) Gotta love that bird.

  

Quoting Landingshortly (Reply 20):
And of course her older brother. The Airbus A340-500 looks simply amazing.

  

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Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:46 pm



Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
But for current Airbuses I have to say A330.

I also like the look of the A330s, 200 or 300 doesn't matter to me. The A345 also looks neat  Smile
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Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:58 pm

I love the A340-300, the hair dryer engines give it that extra sleek look to it. I don't care for the A320, but the A319 and A321 look quite nice, as does the A310.
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Without question....

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[quote=YVRLTN,reply=12]
I concur, the RR trent 700 engines have nice clean lines, although they stand out better with a differing colour from the fuse:

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Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:47 am



Quoting KPWM (Reply 3):
It has to be the A346 for me. It's just a stunning aircraft.

Definitely!

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:57 am

Easy decision....Airbus 330-300, closely followed by the Airbus 340-500/600!

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:21 am

Of the ones I've flown on, I'd say it's the A340-600 in SAA's livery...

... of the one's I've not flown on, it's pretty much any A340-500.

Quoting XJRamper (Reply 11):
Oh......

You said best looking airbus aircraft.



Here I was under the assumption that best looking and airbus couldn't be in the same sentence. Thats why I posted the best looking aircraft (which is obviously Boeing)

You're mixing things up here... the B777 and "best looking" are the two things that don't go together in one sentence!  Wink
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Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:42 am

A330-300 for me and maybe even the A340-300/500
 
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:29 pm

Definately for me : the A330-300 and A340-300


 
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Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:17 pm

Most defiantly the Airbus 340-600, in SA colors, from inside and out. The look of it reminds me of a seagull soaring in the air.

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Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:37 pm

A330 for me and ive been lucky to spend a few hours on them
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Quoting Aruba (Reply 33):
Most defiantly the Airbus 340-600, in SA colors



Quoting Aruba (Reply 33):
Or it would be A330 in SA colors.

Snap. Great choice. The A340-600 looks great in the Qatar, Thai and Iberia liveries whilst the A330-300 looks great in any livery!

I also particularly like the Jetstar A330.


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Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:37 pm

Without a doubt this one inside and out


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with SK 333 at a close second

Though Avianca's do deserve an honorable mention

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:08 am

That's an invidious question. They are all stunningly gorgeous.  Wink

Ok, I have to admit it, I do have a soft spot for the A318. What a cute little baby!


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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:09 am

Difficult, though I think I'll have to settle for the A340-500, preferably in Emirates colours. I have yet to travel on an Airbus widebody, which is a pity.

Quoting Babybus (Reply 37):

Ok, I have to admit it, I do have a soft spot for the A318. What a cute little baby!

I sometimes think the A318 looks like someone at modified airliner photos has had a go at it... then I realise it's real. It's a funny little aircraft, but it would look sweet in BA colours.
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Quoting UsAirways16bwi (Reply 10):
the best looking A330 IMO

Followe by NW  Smile

Hard to say I like all A340s although the A340-300 and -500 look best as they have the best proportion. The
A340-200 is a bit too small and the A340-600 is bit too long for my taste but still very nice looking.
I always liked the A300-600 and A330-200, too.
Not to keen on the A318 and from its looks I definitely prefer the 737 series over the A320. The A320 is a bit boring and has nothing that makes him outstanding from other aircraft. It is the Toyota Camry/Honda Accord/Opel Vectra of the airline world.
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:11 pm

A330 by far, with A350 coming up second (unless they plan on changing it again!  duck  )
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Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:34 am



Quoting IH8BY (Reply 36):
It's a funny little aircraft, but it would look sweet in BA colours.

You'd just have to wait until 2009.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ium-london-city-new-york-link.html

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"British Airways has ordered two Airbus A318 aircraft with which it plans to open an all-business transatlantic service between London City Airport and New York next year. The Oneworld carrier says the A318s, the first of the type in its fleet, will be configured with 32 lie-flat seats.

BA will operate the flights to New York twice-daily. It has yet to give a specific starting date for the services but says they will commence sometime in 2009."
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:03 am

340-500!! thats a sexy plane!! Big grin
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Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:15 am

A345, closely followed by the A319 for me  yummy 


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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:53 pm

Well its the A340-500 or the A330. The A330 is so quiet and well when you have a good experience on the jet, next time you see it you remember what a good time you had so it starts to grow on you. SO its the A330 !
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Quoting Aruba (Reply 31):
The look of it reminds me of a seagull soaring in the air.

Would that be a seagull chewing on a discarded pizza crust, then washing it down with some melting ice cream cone roadkill? Sorry, I jest. I'm not arguing your choice of aircraft, just your choice of comparing it to a shit-hawk. Surely there is a better bird to compare it to.

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:53 am

Best looking Airbus a/c must be the A330-200
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Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:02 pm

Once again the original Airbus A300 goes forgotten. Always has been the best looking of the bunch.

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Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:02 pm

1st place goes to the A340-500 for me. Best proportions and lines *ever*.


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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:10 pm

My two faves are the shortest and longest of the widebody: the 310 and the 346. The 310 has beautiful proportions, but the 346 is also stunning...
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:31 am



Quoting Lobster (Reply 6):
My choice would be the A330-300.

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Quoting AF340 (Reply 9):
A340-600

Too long and slender in my opinion.

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 1):
A320-not too long, and not too short

True for the 320. Of note is the fact that the 321 is one of the ugliest narrowbodies in service. In terms of looks, 737NG pwns the 320 family.
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:39 am

A332 for me...


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RE: What Is The Best Looking Airbus

Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:43 am

My vote is for the A345 as well
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