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Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:14 am

Let me start with this post is not meant to start some silly Boeing vs Airbus thing as I am a big Boeing fan....however the more I see pics the more I think the A330 is the best LOOKING plane. What do you think?


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:16 am

Definately the DC-10-30!


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:26 am

Especially the Sabena is great!!


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:28 am

JFKTOWERFAN-

See that Edelweiss A330 in your post?

Well, one Saturday afternoon, after a rainstorm, that plane made on of the best landings I've ever seen at my airport. It had just called in range, and we were waiting for it, then all of a sudden I see this A330 with a red nose in the distance, passing the back of the ATC tower, and this pilot banked the plane so sharp that it looked like he just made the runway. Very impressive approach and landing.

My choices:

1. 777
2. DC-10
3. 767-300
4. A330
5. 747
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:37 am

Most airbus and boeing widebodies are nice but, the A330 is the most beautiful commercial aircraft ever built!!


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This beast is so awesome!

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:40 am

How could no one mention the Concorde?

 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:45 am

You can't beat the VC-10!
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:50 am


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:55 am

The 747 is my choice. I am split on the A330. I think the A330-300 is one of the ugliest planes ever while I think the A330-200, especially in Air France colors, is a very beautiful airplane. The A333 is too long and out of proportion. I will admit my staunch Boeing bias.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:58 am

You can't beat that DC-10! especially in American or Old United Colors:

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:16 am

Best looking aircraft in my opinion:


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:41 am

I think the 747 is the best looking aircraft by far!

Nothing beats it!


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:42 am

My absolute favorite plane is the ATA 757. God bless Chris Sheldon for taking one of my baby at my LGA.


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 7:08 am

Gotta love the 757's 'mean' look, and the 777 and DC-10 are great too. Airbuses are just, well, obese.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 7:18 am

Airbus A330 & A340, they just look so elegant.


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 7:31 am

"Me being a die-hard Airbus fan, I am happy to see Boeing getting business stolen by Airbus"

What a terrible thing to say!

anyways, I think the best looking plane is the global express. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. It's gorgeous.

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 9:23 am

JBLUA320

Most Boeings look good on the outside but the insides are absolutely horrible.

Interiors are set up by the airlines, not Boeing. It is not Boeings fault if some airlines have some awful taste....
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 9:32 am

My name says it all!... especially the -200

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 10:17 am

Boeing 747! Nothing beats it!
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 10:22 am

I find the Airbus wodebodies to be rather blausee (SP?)......

Narrowbodies:
Boeing 727
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 10:39 am

Mine:

A340
B727
B747
Concorde

Hard to say that I can pick an absolute favorite. But I can say that as someone who lives near Lake Michigan and O'Hare, I love watching the A340s head to Europe after TO from O'Hare. Same for the inbound planes. They look and sound beautiful, and in my view, the 4 engines seem to balance the look of the plane better than the 2 on the A330.

And I'll say this: I really don't like the pencil-thin look of the B727-300.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 10:57 am

I say 727.


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 11:05 am

Bad boy UA 727 !

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 11:19 am


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 11:26 am

What do you expect, the best two widebodies ever made the L1011-1/100 and the 747-200!


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 11:31 am

No question its the 717!!!
But I also love (naturally) the DC-9/MD-80/90 and the 737, the 757, the Dash 8 and the An-24. For widebody I will definitly say the 747.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 11:47 am

Coming home from lunch today I saw a beautifully-pollished US 762. My vote goes for the 762. It's porportioned just right, and looks great in the US "Darth Vader" livery.

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 11:52 am

Hmmph.


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And the best of the modern generation is this. Remember please that I am ancient and still think the 757 and 767 are new types.


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I am in fact very partial to the 727 as it was the first jet airplane I ever saw close up. I just don't consider it beautiful. Classic sertainly, just not beautiful.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 11:53 am

No question...747-400 is the most awe inspiring aircraft ever!!!
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 11:56 am

That would of course be certainly. I'll learn to use spell check soon, I promise.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 12:07 pm

Whats the best looking aircraft


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:28 pm

Interesting to see some of the opinions on here - the A330, especially the -200 is one of the best looking airliners of all time, although I have to say I also love the L1011 and the 744.

But more importantly - the best looking aircraft is obviously none of the above: -


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:40 pm

For me, it's defintely the Lockheed Constellation


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:43 pm

A346 and MD-90


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Tue Jun 04, 2002 9:29 pm


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Jun 04, 2002 9:36 pm

Dang 717Fan, You beat me again. I must say that the 717 is the best looking Narrow-Body Jet.
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Wed Jun 05, 2002 1:08 am

This thread began with the nomination of the 330, and I agree that it is an excellent looking aircraft. I would like to call attention to what I think is its best-looking feature: the wing.


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Wed Jun 05, 2002 1:09 am

For me it's the DC-3. A timeless classic that will live on.

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Wed Jun 05, 2002 2:04 am

I agree completely with others in this thread that Airbus 330 is the most beautiful aircraft flying nowadays in my opinion  Love The A340 is almost as nice as the A330 but there is something that makes a difference, probably the 4 CFM engines.


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Great bird! in a stunning picture, congratulations Peter Unmuth!

even though some of the liveries applied to the A330 are simply disgusting, like the JMCAir, yuk yuk! She is still a pretty thing!


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Wed Jun 05, 2002 3:07 am

sweeeeeet...


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