CairnterriAIR wrote:The SW Metroliner. AKA the San Antonio sewer pipe. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody speak positively about that hateful aluminum tube.
The 787 I would say is one of the ugliest ever made. Such a characterless nose section with such short stumpy landing gear. I agree that the landing gear on the 787 is short and stumpy, it looks much better in the air. However, what do you mean by "characterless nose section". To me, the ...Jump to post
Disagree about the UA Battleship Gray livery. I think it's one of the worst in history. Very stuffy, corporate-feeling. The stripes on the tail just make it even more so, they looked to me like a ledger book. The US Airways livery of the same era, which was essentially a United plane flying upside-...Jump to post
The Braniff flyer colors was hideous. I guess I am not being too restrained, lol. Also was not a fan of the NW Bowling shoe. Interesting. The Braniff Fying colors is one of my favorite liveries, a very original scheme. But I can see how you could think of them as hideous. And the NW Bowling Shoe is...Jump to post
Agreed about the AA bare metal livery, they kept it for way too long. Should have been retired decades earlier. It was okay when it was first introduced, it fitted the time. I wouldn't say it was one of the most beautiful liveries back then but it was acceptable. However when the time came to repla...Jump to post
Which generally well-liked liveries do you not like? I have a really controversial one... United's Saul Bass livery. First off, it looks a bit "dry" IMO. I mean, I can see how it's "bright and cheerful" and would fit their "Friendly Skies" slogan, but still, I don't lik...Jump to post
Since my previous list was 90% non-Eurowhite, here is a remaster. JAL: Minimalist, but it works. 5978565 Swiss: Simple and elegant. I especially like the previous version, without the billboard titles. 0976469 Helvetic: The gray titles and band of color stretching into the fuselage make this livery ...Jump to post
Personally, I really like the Garuda livery. The colors in the tail really pop. 6536575,6122183 4720787,6642105 Quite beautiful. I didn’t like it at first, since the tail colors seemed a bit meaningless, but I guess they could be taken to represent Indonesia’s coastline. This livery is quite distin...Jump to post
In random order: JAL-yes, it's very minimalist, but the font and Tsurumaru logo are great. 6725855 Although the 1991 one was better. 2667994 Virgin Atlantic. I really like the metallic(?) red colors. 2447189 I don't know if it counts, but Alitalia's final scheme, with a gray/silver tail area, also ...Jump to post
In random order: JAL-yes, it's very minimalist, but the font and Tsurumaru logo are great. 6725855 Although the 1991 one was better. 2667994 Virgin Atlantic. I really like the metallic(?) red colors. 2447189 I don't know if it counts, but Alitalia's final scheme, with a gray/silver tail area, also l...Jump to post
No, because carry-ons are a hassle. I bring a personal item with me, with all the basic, smaller stuff (cameras, book, phone) and everything for the trip (like clothes) goes in a checked bag, even if it costs extra. Plus, if I have a tight connection I don't have to worry about getting my carryon ou...Jump to post
Europe: MUC, FRA, BCN, LHR
North America: DFW, PHL, BWI*, ORD
*I arrived by plane and then took a train to Washington DC.
From what I can remember: Frontier MSY-DEN A319 -Returned to MSY on a UA 737-800 in Y+ Via Air BTR-SFB E145 (single seat! :D ) -Returned on AA, A321 and CRJ-200 :cry: Y, MCO-CLT-BTR. Interestingly, all 3 flights on this trip were redeyes. I think that the Via Air segment wasn’t going to leave at nig...Jump to post
PatrickZ80 wrote:BoeingERJ1000 wrote:I'm gonna post it here because that thread is already 6+ months old.
But still, to keep it all in one place, that's where you should have posted it. Not here.
I'm gonna post it here because that thread is already 6+ months old.
New Orleans Lakefront (NEW/KNEW)
Boeing Field (BFI/KBFI)
Salamanca Matacán (SLM/LESA)
I'm pretty sure those are all for me.
I'll say CAN for Guangzhou. Do you know why Guangzhou is CAN? Similar to PEK, SGN, RGN, BOM, and MAA. Let's see. SGN is for Ho Chi Minh but stands for Saigon, the city's prior name, and similarly, BOM is for Mumbai but stands for its prior name, Bombay, so... I guess there's another name for Guangz...Jump to post
I'll say CAN for Guangzhou.Jump to post
SDR-MAD, usually operated on an Iberia A320 or CRJ-1000. It’s 176nm, and flying time is usually ~40 minutes.Jump to post
Since there’s recently(ish) been threads about standard liveries, how about the curious experimental liveries? My favorites: Pan Am’s 747s with enlarged (but not billboard) titles and a cheatline looked quite handsome. 1355506 I’m a fan of gray/silver/bare-metal fuselages, so I really liked BA’s sil...Jump to post
-all the rest
A350 hands down IMHO. Anyone know what advantage they provide over a more 'conventional' looking winglet like a scimitar or previous iterations of it? The raked winglets on the 777 are pretty darn cool. Apparently the A350 winglets reduce drag. There's some more information here: https://www.airbus...Jump to post
Underrated- DC-1/2, MD-11, 717, 727, 767-400ER Overrated- All generic twinjets like the A350, 787, and 777 (though they are still nice planes, just boring to spot) Agreed. The DC-1/-2 and MD-11 were overshadowed, 717 and 764 didn't sell well (and the 717 was kinda forgotten). As for the 727, I don'...Jump to post
United didn't fly any 737s between their retirement in October 2009 and the Continental merger which completed in 2012. Sent from my ELE-L29 using Tapatalk Indeed, if we're talking like that we could include Delta with the DC-9. Launch customer in 1965 and retired in 2014. Except that Delta origina...Jump to post
timesnaps wrote:1. A310
Boeing757100 wrote:I'll put the 757-300 first before the 752
Boeing757100 wrote:1. 757-200
2. Mad dogs
6. 737 series
7. A320 series
747-400ER A340-600 757-300 777-300ER A330-300 The 744, A346, and 753 are beautiful, with quite interesting proportions on the latter two. The 77W looks aggresive and commanding. The 777 variant I've flown on is the 772, which looks great, but not quite as much. A333 is nice as well, and quite elega...Jump to post
The most beautiful airliner of all time IMHO is the L1049 Constellation. Been on it, cannot remember flying on it. But as a child I may have. The most beautiful jet IMHO is the 727 in AA or CO livery. Next is the L1011 - perfect lines. 757 and DC6 deserve mention. I also have a soft spot for the Co...Jump to post
ANA is 9 abreast too, albeit in an interesting 2-4-3 layout. Love those AC 2 seaters. Nope, ANA switched to 3-4-3. 2-4-3 seems quite interesting though. I think KLM's MD-11's and early 747's had that layout as well. I'm pretty sure Thai still has a 3-3-3 layout. They also earn bonus points for havi...Jump to post
OK, thanks for the information. Club World does look quite outdated from pictures.Jump to post
Nice report, I enjoyed it. By the way, do you prefer the CRJ or ERJ? I'm a fan of the ERJ due to the single seat side and how it feels like a private jet. But, I think I prefer the CRJ-700/900 (not a fan of the 200s) over the E145. OK. From my experience, the larger CRJ's do seem a bit more spaciou...Jump to post
Nice report, I enjoyed it. By the way, do you prefer the CRJ or ERJ? I'm a fan of the ERJ due to the single seat side and how it feels like a private jet.Jump to post
Disclaimer: This is from an Economy perspective, and I'm asking this based on airline reviews. So, why is it that of these two similar products, one was so disliked while the other is universally loved? Is it the seat design/features? The soft product? (Apparently the Apex Suite is used by many worl...Jump to post
According to the "info" section on SeatGuru, they are indeed narrower. The 767 Polaris seats are 20.6 inches wide, while those on the 777 & 787 are 22 inches wide.Jump to post
Mainline: SDR-MAD on an Iberia A320, 38 minutes
Regional: CLT-BTR on an American CRJ-200, 1 hour 55 minutes.
ACDC8 wrote:747, A340/330, MD11 - look fantastic.
Any winglet on a 757/767 is simply blasphemy and looks hideous.
Which livery best suits each aircraft? My opinions (I’m gonna do Boeing, Airbus, DC,MD, Lockheed, Bombardier, and Embraer): 707: Pan Am 717: TWA Final 727: NW Bowling Shoe 731: Lufthansa 1970s 732: Pan Am 733: UA Battleship Grey 734: BA Landor 735: UA Battleship Grey 736: SAS 737: WN Desert Gold 738...Jump to post
Hmm, I see several outcomes. 1: China Eastern-style. The livery is missing 2: Pull an Aer Lingus/Iberia/Avianca/etc: Eurowhite 3: Pull a Lufthansa: Keep the core elements, but remove some color to make it blend in with the crowd. 4: A-la-Brussels Airlines: Complete overhaul that looks terrible. Simi...Jump to post
I don't agree with that, sometimes changes can be good however you need to take them one step at a time. The old should be kept recognizable in the new Great point. The current KE livery is very distinctive, I don't want it being turned into "white fuselage with band of color stretching from t...Jump to post
Of all the aircraft you've flown, what's your ranking by their appearance? Mine is: 1) 787 2) MD-80 3) 777-200 4) E190 5) A330 6=CRJ-900/CRJ-1000 7) CRJ-700 8) E145 9) E175 10) Avro RJ-100 11) 737-900 12) A321 13) CRJ-200 14) A320 15) A319 16) 737-800 None of these look bad, it's just that some loo...Jump to post
A380>A333>738>320>B190D>AT75. not gotten the chance to fly a lot unfortunately. It's OK, you've still flown on some interesting types like the A380 and Beech 1900D. Speaking of which, I'm surprised to see the A380 at the top of the list. I mean, I like it because it's big, but overall it's kind of ...Jump to post