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What Brand Of Airliner Is The Most Liked By Riders

Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:51 pm

I was just wondering what brand of airliner is most liked by consumer's? I'm talking about Airbus, Boeing, and the Russian aircrafts too. Which has the best comfort level, noise, overall performance? Which is the most enjoyable. Because I know from experience, that when I go to the airport and I see a B738 I get a little tense because I just don't like the noise and how close you are to each person in it. But when I see a A321 I am relieved, I like it more and it is quieter that the B738.

I don't know if any of you all have these preference onto which airliner you fly but I know that i prefer Airbus over everything, TO ME: I think Airbus is more luxurious that Boeing. But that is my opinion. If I could fly one aircraft every where I would go it would be a nice and big A340.
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Quoting Aruba (Thread starter):
I was just wondering what brand of airliner is most liked by consumer's? I'm talking about Airbus, Boeing, and the Russian aircrafts too. Which has the best comfort level, noise, overall performance? Which is the most enjoyable.

Oh boy, another opportunity for an A vs. B flamefest.

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Quoting Aruba (Thread starter):
But when I see a A321 I am relieved,

My choice for short haul is the A320 series. For longhaul I prefer the 777 and then probably the A380.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:02 pm

For short-haul my favorite is the 737 and for long-haul my favorite is the 767. I think I read somewhere that overall passengers like 744s the most, but I'm not sure where I read it ,so it might not be true.

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Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:03 pm

The Q400 is pretty much universally liked by fliers, is it not?
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:07 pm

The A343 is well liked due to it's quietness. Much quieter than a T7.
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:08 pm

If the Q400 is any thing like the Q300 then it is a real bumpy ride!
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:08 pm

Short-haul - A320

Long-haul - A346

I think the general flying public wouldn't notice the difference on an A320 or 737 but the difference is more apparent on larger aircraft, the A346 is comfortable despite the 777 being wider and the A346 is also quieter. All the A330/40 family are comfortable and quiet so that's why it's my favourite aircraft but I am by no means disappointed when I see a 777 at the gate, it's a fantastic aircraft just not as comfortable in my opinion.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:15 pm

I think the A318-19-20 is much quieter than the 737 series are.
The 777 is my favorite long hauler, followed by the 767. But I have yet to take a A340/A330 trip, so maybe I am missing something...
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:17 pm

I personally prefer the Boeing Signature Interior over the A330/A340 interior. The 787 interior is even nicer than the Signature Interior.
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:17 pm

Once you take a trip on a A34/30 you will never want to go back on a 777 again. The A340's are soooo quiet it is unbelievable.
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:22 pm



Quoting Aruba (Reply 10):
Once you take a trip on a A34/30 you will never want to go back on a 777 again

I really have to disagree. I love Airbus but the the 777 is perfect for a flight over 5-6 hours. I fly UA's 777's from LHR to IAD and ORD and I have to say Id much prefer it than any A330/A340. I also flew EK in Business class on a 777 and A330 and the 777 was alot nicer.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:24 pm



Quoting Aruba (Reply 6):
If the Q400 is any thing like the Q300 then it is a real bumpy ride!

Not really, I like the Q400 and for short flights it is fine. I like everything except for the shoulder room.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:54 pm

I'm a fan of the Embraer E-jets (170/190 series)-- they are well liked from what I can tell!

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Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:59 pm

717 is by far the best aircraft EVER! Nothing beats 2x3 sitting, wider seats and aisle compared to 737. Up front a insanely quite ride. 767 for long huals with 2x3x2 is the best. Q400 and e series jets best for regional flights. Shame 717 is no longer being manufactured, would have loved to see them crowd the skies.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:59 pm

I'll take anything except a CRJ. I've never been in a CRJ 200 but I have been on 3 CRJ 900 flights and I had to say that they are WAY too small for me.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:05 pm

737 and A320 is same thing different name for me. I prefer ERJ over them for short haul. Q400 is nice for short hops.

Long haul:
747: No like, old, noisy and much people.
777: Very nice, but a bit noisy.
767: Small and noisy, but petty nice anyway
757: Never ever again for long haul, worst flight experience EVER
330: My favourite.
340: Never tried.  Sad
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:08 pm



Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 13):
I'm a fan of the Embraer E-jets (170/190 series)-- they are well liked from what I can tell!

Yes they are a dream to fly on . I have been many times on the LOT ones.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:10 pm



Quoting Aruba (Reply 10):
Once you take a trip on a A34/30 you will never want to go back on a 777 again.

Not true.... I flew to Frankfurt in an A340 (Lufthansa) and back in a UA777 and I preferred the 777 overall. The 777 felt more 'open' and less 'claustrophobic' although Lufthansa had a nicer interior and the window in the bathroom was cool.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:12 pm

It's been a long time since I've had a flight over about three hours. My preference is the MD80 series for short haul, either in F, or the left side of Y as far forward as I can get. Very smooth, reasonably quiet. And, flying from TUL via DFW, I have plenty of opportunity!
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:21 pm

My wife liked seat 2F on DL L-1011s. Other than that she, like most frequent fliers, don't really have any idea what kind of airplane they're riding in. She's got close to a million miles lifetime and doesn't care what it is (although if asked she will say she wants to ride in something made here just for the economy and doesn't care about the explanation that the Airbii are about 50% US parts).

She just wants to make sure the seat is comfortable and it gets her from A to B.


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Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:34 pm

That is like asking which is better, Coke or Pepsi. You will get people adamantly in favour of one and opposed to the other. Then in the middle is the larger group who will drink whatever you serve. The aircraft is only one factor in how passengers decide about the service of an airline. To the airline the popularity of a particular aircraft is only one piece of the puzzle. More important is do they make money. To the passenger the fare is sometimes the most important thing.

Forums like this with aircraft enthusiasts or frequent flyers, are a segment of the traveling public and an even smaller segment of the populations at large. If an aircraft is bad enough to cause people to stop buying tickets or avoiding certain flights the bottom line of the airline will speak very soon and that aircraft will go bye bye. The whole public may lament AC getting rid of the A340-300 and A340-500, however unless they stop flying the airline the better economics of the 777 that they have gone with will win the day. Turns out passenger surveys are positive.

I love flying period. Beyond that I am a definite size queen and love flying the larger aircraft. I liked AC's A330/340 over the 767's because they were newer and more comfortable. I prefer the refurbished XM'd 767's over the A320 family. I perfer the CRJ over the Dash 8-100/300. I love the 777 when it isn't 10 across or with cramped pitch. I abhor the windows on a CRJ 100/200 and the older version of the seats, but will choose a direct CRJ flight over a connecting larger aircraft. It really isn't rocket science.

I have never flown the A380 and it will be a long time before I get the chance. I don't particularly like the exterior but the interior will have more of an impact for me.

My two favourite all time aircraft has been the 747 and the L1011. However, when some airlines crammed additional seats into the back it didn't matter it was a 747 or not - I hated it. I never flew a Transat L1011 for a couple of reasons.

So I am not blindly favoured to one company over another, but more so favoured to the airline configuration. This is not comparing companies setups or styles which I definitely have a bias, simply the experience of the individual aircraft.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:38 pm

I have never travelled on the A340. I do prefer the 777 over the A330. So far my fav. is the 747. Noise does not really bother me. I think it is all part of flying.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:40 pm

In my opinion,in terms of a smooth,quite,and comfortable ride,airbus would be the winner.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:04 pm

I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't flown on a widebody yet, but I do prefer the A32X series over the B737. I would take a 757 over either anytime, though. As far as regionals, love the E-170/190. HATE the CRJ.
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Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:27 am

I really LUV ...
THE A330/340
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Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:41 am

The Q400 is by far the most comfortable aircraft I have been on.
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Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:49 am

Not much difference between any of the modern western planes.

But my one flight on a 757 confirmed everything I've heard about it. Big grin The take off was impressive - and my exit row seat was very nice.
 
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Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:02 pm

I love CRJs and the A319 family! I kinda like the 752 and 734 (not small, cozy  boxedin  ) Since I fly US a lot, I fly a lot of CRJs and Airbuses. I've had my share of 734s
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Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:38 pm

--Still hoping to fly on an E-Jet. (170/190), but I must say I hated the AA E145 I flew on, way too small.
--Q-400 is no comparison to the ATRs, Bombardier makes a better prop plane.
--Shorthaul, I do not notice much difference between the A320 series and the B737NG series (I specify next-gen series because the classics generally have older interiors, not as nice as the Next-Gen interiors).
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Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:28 pm

Quoting Aruba (Thread starter):
I was just wondering what brand of airliner is most liked by consumer's?

It depends on whether Boeing or Airbus is paying for the survey to be done.

Seriously, it's all subjective. What really matters is which ones you like.

For me, I generally prefer Airbus for narrowbody and Boeing for widebody. I am not a fan of the 747, but expect I will be a fan of the A380.

My favorite plane is the 777. It is the only plane I go out of my way to choose where possible. Why? Because I fly First Class and I like the wider cabin because it is more spacious then the A340. If I was back in Business or Economy, I'd likely prefer not having the extra seat in the middle section of each cabin so I would choose the A340.

Same reason I like the 767 in First Class. That single middle seat is more comfy then a paired-middle like on an A330. But the A330 has wider Business Class seats at 2+2+2, so that would be my choice. But 2+3+2 in Y beats 2+4+2 so I'd take the 767 in back.

[Edited 2008-02-24 09:32:13]
 
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Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:43 pm

Short haul: A32S
Long Haul: A380 followed by A333
 
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Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:02 pm

Short Haul: 717, 757, A321/20/19/18

Long Haul: 747, 777, DC-10 (When it was still around)
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Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:08 pm

Short Haul: 737
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Med Haul: 757
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Long Haul: DC-10-40
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Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:22 pm

Is there a difference in the in-flight characteristics of a A320 versus B737? I can't explain it but the two just feel different when taking off, turning, etc. I wouldn't dare say that one is better than the other from a passenger's point of view, but each seem to have a specific feel. Any truth to that?

[Edited 2008-02-25 08:22:31]
 
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Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:21 pm

Can i just say, i've liked EVERY aircraft i've flown on, for different reasons (fave probs A330/Dornier 328 though!). Sure you have certain bad experiences with certain airlines/aircraft, but surely a.netter just likes the experience of flying? I've had a couple of bumpy/uncomfortable flights combined with poor service on B777, but I haven't written the type because i know it has a lot to offer to passengers. My suggestion to everyone is to make the most of every flight, soak it all up and enjoy the positives!
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Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:14 pm

well I have always been a 'Boeing man', have to say that to date the B777's I have flown on are awesome, quiet, comfortable and generally roomier than others. Having said that, the A320 is pretty good too.
 
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Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:23 am

When flying narrowbodies, I always try to opt for an MD-80/90 series over a 737 or A320. The latter two types are quite similar. They were ok the first couple of times, but once they become a routine in your flying it gets boring very quickly. IFE is not that important to me on short flights (although the LCD's on the MD-90 is nice). The MD's provide a different experience, completely different engineering. The seating, the engines, the take-off, and the way it handles in turbulence are all unique to the Mad Dog. Depending on the airline, 757's can be enjoyable as well.

For long haul flights, I like the 777 and 744. I have flown on an A333 recently and was impressed with low noise level. But I'm not a fan of the small windows, and it doesn't provide that true ''widebody feel'' I get with the wider 777 cabin. If the seating is 2-5-2 I'll opt for a window on the 777. If the carrier is non US I'll opt for the 744, (UA and NW 744's are pretty tired). I've yet to fly a 767 so can't comment on that, but I can tell you I sure miss the DC-10.  sigh 
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