I dont give a monkeys about the twin vs quad argument and I know I would gladly fly a twin over the Pole or Pacific without a second thought - because I have. Frankly I'd prefer to be on a Cathay or United twin transPac than a China Airlines or Air China quad! The only thing that makes me nervous like that is airline MX
AVOD, a good MX
/safety reputation, free booze and good service are my choice points if there is a choice of carriers - (I'll take a BA
777 over a DL
A330 any day for example) I'm a mid-tier member of two of the three of the big airline alliances and all three of the Gulf majors so generally its all those things and then aircraft choice - and generally, once the amenity/safety/service thing has been sorted out, I have a preference. Its all about the big Airbus four holers. Best of the lot is the A380.
The best thing about it is the quiet cabin and the smooooooth ride. Those things fly like they are rails. For someone who spends the majority of his time flying in the cheap seats, and who is able to sleep on planes, you really notice the audible difference over a twin or a 747.
Someone told me once that EK
have installed white noise generators in the crew rest areas of their A380s because they crew were unable to sleep because of the noise of the cabin pax, which is not normally a problem on anything else because the plane noise drowns it out.
I'll never forget my first A380 trip. Chatting to a seat-mate at the window seat on upper deck of 9V
-SKC at LHR
, and was amazed to see us making our way to the runway. Didnt even feel us pushback, and never even heard the start-up. And having tried both, I can tell you the GP7000 is even quieter. Full takeoff thrust just sounds like an oven extractor fan on full in the same room. Its incredible.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???