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Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus

Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:08 pm

In your opinion, what are the best Boeing and Airbus models?

I'm very interested to know, mine would be the 767 and the A330, what about you?
 
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:58 pm

Best Boeing 737NG and 777-300ER.
Worst Boeing 717 and 757-300.

Best Airbus A321neo and A330ceo
Worst Airbus A340-500 and -600.
 
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:03 pm

Define best.
Personally I liked the 757 because of its power. Especially enjoyed Long Beach, California takeoffs because pilots climbed like crazy, throttled back to glide over Newport Beach and then slammed on the power to climb once clear. Airbus experience somewhat limited but couldn't really tell much difference between A-330, 321, 320, etc. and Boeing counterparts. All comfortable up front; miserable in the back. Probably most of my opinions are based on particular airline seats rather than equipment type. Of course, nothing beats the old 707 and first 747's for shear awesomeness. (Does Concorde count as AIrbus? If so, it's top of that pile..)
 
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:29 pm

Best Boeing: 767
Worst Boeing: 757

Best Airbus: A340-600
Worst Airbus: A320neo

All based on personal passenger experiences and without any economical background.
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:32 pm

Best Boeing: 777
Worst Boeing: 737-900/ER/9/19 (specifically 900/ER/9/10)

Best Airbus: A321N
Worst Airbus: A340-500
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:28 pm

Best 777-300ER
Worst 757-300 or 737-900
Best A330-300
Worst A320NEO
IMO
 
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:07 pm

Especially enjoyed Long Beach, California takeoffs because pilots climbed like crazy, throttled back to glide over Newport Beach and then slammed on the power to climb once clear


Did you mean SNA? The take off pattern from SNA goes over the Newport Beach area. I agree with you, though. I also love the 75. The takeoffs are awesome! My worst Boeing would be any 737. It isn't a bad plane on it's own, its just the way the airlines cram in so many seats into an already smallish frame. For Airbus, I love the 330 and despise the 320 simply on the basis of how the interiors are appointed. This seems to me to be the major issue: both make outstanding planes, but our perceptions of them often come down to how the airlines spec the interiors, and how cramped or luxurious we are made to feel.

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Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:49 pm

Best Airbus: A340 of course! (A340-300 I suppose is my favourite)
Worst Airbus: I'm sorry but it kills me to answer such a question!
Best Boeing: 777 (777-300ER is my favourite)
Worst Boeing: Easily the 737! Can't tell you how many times this got in my way! I book flights scheduled on A321 and then the airline makes last minute equipment changes into either 737-800 or 737-900ER! I don't actually hate this but I'm generally an Airbus fan.
 
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:47 pm

Best Boeing: 747 - end of story
Worst Boeing: 717 - it isn't even really theirs, they should have let it die when they bought McD

Best Airbus: tough call, but I'll go with A-350. But for sheer impressiveness (is that a word?) the A-380
Worst Airbus: A310
 
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:30 pm

Best Boeing: 777. It actually revolutionized long-haul flights.
Worst Boeing: 737. Please stop re-engining a 60's plane. A new 737 is less reliable than an old 757.

Best Airbus​: A380​. Sheer size factor is impressive.
Worst Airbus: A318. Babybus is comically small and costly .
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:02 pm

Best Boeing: 747-8
Worst Boeing: 717

Best Airbus: 343
Worst Airbus: 318
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:41 am

Best Boeing-757, so sleek looking and powerful, the majestic queen 744 is a very close second
Worst Boeing- Has Boeing made a bad aircraft? least successful maybe the 717, but its a great aircraft when maintained correctly.

Best Airbus- A340-600. inefficient but looks are very pleasing
Worst Airbus- A380- the ugly whale of the sky.

Obviously i have a clear preference for Boeing, the A320 family can be a good model for a single A/C type LCC, but ill always chose the 737-700/800/900 if operating on the same routes.
 
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:26 am

Best Boeing: 747. Such an iconic passenger aircraft...
Worst: 767, the 200 in particular. Absolutely nothing to see here, carry on...

Best Airbus: A330, still going strong after many years (and 2-4-2 arrangement is great as a pax)
Worst: while the 340-500 and 600 are some of the best looking airplanes IMHO, I can see how they were a dissapointment and easily taken ouot by the competition.
 
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:30 am

Best Boeing: 747. You just can't beat it and it was the original jumbo jet. It pushed the boundaries in so many ways.
Worst: 737-600. It was a huge flop and barely anyone bought it

Best Airbus: A300/310. It's the aircraft that started it all and put Airbus on the map.
Worst: A318. It's heavy, inefficient, and unpopular.
 
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:43 pm

Best Boeing: 747-400D. Such a high amount of passengers is fascinating.
Worst: 737-900 non-ER, did anyone except Alaskan buy it?

Best Airbus: A300. Well, I liked its little winglets.
Worst Airbus: The A320s. Sorry but i can't take another trans-continental flight on VX and JB.
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:23 pm

The best
Boeing: 777
Airbus: A330

The worst
Boeing: 747SP
Airbus: A340-200
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:46 pm

Best Boeing: 767
Worst Boeing: 727

Best Airbus: A310
Worst Airbus: A380
 
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:52 am

Tabito wrote:
Best Boeing: 767
Worst Boeing: 727

Best Airbus: A310
Worst Airbus: A380


Have to Agree and disagree on the Boeing products.

The 727 was an absolute joy to fly. She went fast, she went slow and she did both with panache. And she looked like she was doing .80M just sitting on the ramp!! So two thumbs up for looks and performance.

The 767 is a "tale of two versions". While both are fabulous flying machines, the -200 is definitely a "dump truck". But the -300 is it's much nimbler cousin. And slap a pair of winglets on a -300, then she becomes the girl you're leaving the dance with!!

But from a pure aesthetic point of view, there is something sexy about a long legged, narrow body, blended winglet 757-200!!

As for worst Boeing...... gotta go with the 737-100. A dog inside and out. And the -200 was only marginally better performance wise. Thank God for CFM!!!!!


Not an Airbus guy, so I'm just not gonna go there.
 
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Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:42 am

MajMattMason wrote:
Tabito wrote:
Best Boeing: 767
Worst Boeing: 727

Best Airbus: A310
Worst Airbus: A380


Have to Agree and disagree on the Boeing products.

The 727 was an absolute joy to fly. She went fast, she went slow and she did both with panache. And she looked like she was doing .80M just sitting on the ramp!! So two thumbs up for looks and performance.

The 767 is a "tale of two versions". While both are fabulous flying machines, the -200 is definitely a "dump truck". But the -300 is it's much nimbler cousin. And slap a pair of winglets on a -300, then she becomes the girl you're leaving the dance with!!

But from a pure aesthetic point of view, there is something sexy about a long legged, narrow body, blended winglet 757-200!!

As for worst Boeing...... gotta go with the 737-100. A dog inside and out. And the -200 was only marginally better performance wise. Thank God for CFM!!!!!


Not an Airbus guy, so I'm just not gonna go there.


Upon further review:
Worst Airbus... A300-B4
Best Airbus..... still thinking ;)
 
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Re: Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus

Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:12 pm

Best Boeing: 777-300ER
Worst Boeing: 757-300

Best Airbus: A330-300
Worst Airbus: A380
 
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Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:48 pm

Best by sales? The 737NG family for Boeing and the A320 family for Airbus. Worst? 717 and A340.

Best by passenger experience? The 787 (unless you're in 3+3+3 coach) for Boeing and I haven't been in an A350 but the four models of Airbus I've been aboard were all quite nice (A320 family, A330, A340, A380). I think the 737 in Y is miserable for more than a couple of hours, as is the rear of the 753. I can't think of an Airbus that offers a bad passenger experience, although the back of an A321 is a pain in the keester at disembarcation, as is the back of a 752.

Best by looks? The 744 is the most gorgeous aircraft ever designed. But the A330/340 family was pretty cute, too. Worst? The 747SP was a travesty and the A380 looks like someone made a mistake, although the A318, A310, and 731/732 are all honorable mentions in the "fugly" category.

Best by performance? I think the 787 and A350 are both flying some of the longest routes in the world now. Worst? The 741 could barely get off the ground, let alone climb. The A343 was only able to climb by the curvature of the Earth. I heard about the bird strike where a sparrow hit one from behind...
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Re: Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus

Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:33 pm

Best Boeing: 777-300ER
Worst Boeing: 737-900
Best Airbus: A330-300
Worst Airbus: A320neo
 
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Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:07 am

ASQ400 wrote:
Best Boeing: 777. It actually revolutionized long-haul flights.
Worst Boeing: 737. Please stop re-engining a 60's plane. A new 737 is less reliable than an old 757.

Best Airbus​: A380​. Sheer size factor is impressive.
Worst Airbus: A318. Babybus is comically small and costly .




You can dislike the 737, fine, but to say a new one is less reliable than an old 757 is just stupid. 737s are extremely reliable and rugged -- much more so than the airbus competitor.
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Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:45 pm

Best Boeing: 727-200
Worst Boeing: 737-600

Best Airbus: A380
Worst Airbus: A320NEO with the PW engines.
 
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Mon May 01, 2017 3:02 pm

Best Boeing: 727-100 a "pocket rocket" & that wing!!!
Worst Boeing: 777 [all models] by a long shot
Best Airbus: A330/340 best Y seat layout in airline service
Worst Airbus: A340-200 surely they were kidding!

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Mon May 01, 2017 4:33 pm

Best A Airbus A340-500
Worst A Airbus A330 NEO
Best B Boeing 747-400
Worst B Boeing 787
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Mon May 01, 2017 4:47 pm

Best: Boeing 777 or 767 in 2-4-2/2-3-2 configuration
Worst: Boeing 737-700 (it's just uncomfortably loud compared to it's A319 counterpart)

Best: A321
Worst: none, they're almost all the same with no differences.
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Mon May 01, 2017 5:10 pm

Boeing:

Best: 757-200, especially with Pratts and winglets.
Worst: 737-900ER

Airbus:

Best: A330-300, preferably with Trent 700s, A320 with sharklets.
Worst: A330-200 from an aesthetic perspective, A340-500.

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Mon May 01, 2017 6:12 pm

Boeing

Best- 757-200 with Rollers and tips. Outperforms any other version and that growl!

Worst- 737-100. The plane was a work in progress so even that's a little harsh.

Airbus

Best - A340-500. Just beautiful, anyone who says otherwise hasn't seen one in the flesh.

Worst - A318. Just a bad idea.
 
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Re: Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus

Mon May 01, 2017 10:18 pm

LH748 wrote:
Worst Boeing: 717


ER757 wrote:
Worst Boeing: 717 - it isn't even really theirs, they should have let it die when they bought McD


Noshow wrote:
Worst Boeing 717 and 757-300.


Woah! Not much love for the 717 here. I spend more time in the air these days on the 717 than almost any other type and I really like them as a passenger. I really think it's my favorite mainline narrowbody out there.
 
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Tue May 02, 2017 3:11 am

masgniw wrote:
LH748 wrote:
Worst Boeing: 717


ER757 wrote:
Worst Boeing: 717 - it isn't even really theirs, they should have let it die when they bought McD


Noshow wrote:
Worst Boeing 717 and 757-300.


Woah! Not much love for the 717 here. I spend more time in the air these days on the 717 than almost any other type and I really like them as a passenger. I really think it's my favorite mainline narrowbody out there.


I'll second the 717 love. In my experience it's the best ride in the sky. The Douglas DNA certainly helps. 757 is a close second. None of my 737 flights have been spectacular.
 
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Thu May 04, 2017 3:47 am

Best Boeing: 747--looks aside, its spacious. Close second would be the 767 for the great config.
Worst: tie between 737 and 787. Moodlighting and slightly lower cabin pressure mean nothing to me when legacy carriers latest products lead to bruised knees and sore butts. No room to stand anywhere or congregate. With the economy configurations airlines use, I can't believe anyone tolerates sitting on this for a 16h leg.

Best Airbus: 330/340. Ideal config and spacious. 380 comes close as well.
Worst; 321 for the fact that airlines want to use this for long haul. Otherwise it's fine as a 3-6hr aircraft.
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Thu May 04, 2017 6:50 am

The best Boeing: B777-300ER. Need I even tell why?
The worst Boeing: B737-600. It didn't succeed well.

The best Airbus: A321. Looks sleek and is very comfortable to travel on. In addition, I just love all Airbus narrowbodies!
The worst Airbus: A300. It just doesn't cause any feelings, probably because I never flew on it. (Not a surprise when you look at my age)
 
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Thu May 04, 2017 8:01 am

Did any of you hating on the A340-500 ever fly on it? It was great in its time from a passenger perspective.

Boeing
Best - 787
Worst - 737-500

Airbus
Best - 330-300
Worst - 340-200
 
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Fri May 05, 2017 11:32 am

Best Boeing: 77L :bigthumbsup:
Worst Boeing: 757 :knockout: :banghead:

Best Airbus: A300 :bouncy: :tombstone:
Worst Airbus: A321 :weeping:
 
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Fri May 05, 2017 1:51 pm

Best Boeing: 777 of any model, but especially the NG's because of that gnarly 115B.
Worst: The downright embarrassing 737. How long can Boeing stand to get its A$$ kicked?? Doesn't it hurt after thirty years?!

Best Airbus: A300 It formed the company and was the first (I believe) widebody twin. A330 a close second because of the beating it gave Boeing before they
finally responded - nearly 15 years later. The 767 hunchback model has to be one of the funniest, knee-jerk responses to ever come out of aviation.
Worst: A350 Airbus waited for Boeing to show them how to do it, that it wasn't "a bridge too far" - but responded with a technologically inferior, less bold model - and for the purposes
of this discussion, and Anet in general, far less exciting. (A380 was too easy)

Fun topic.
 
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Fri May 05, 2017 11:41 pm

Best Boeing: 747. It's iconic, and a pleasure to see and fly.
Worst Boeing: 767. Never had to chance to fly in one, but I don't find them special at all, looks, range, nothing, not even the 2+3+2 seating.

Best Airbus: A330/A340. The 340-500 and 600 are very pretty to me! and the 2+4+2 arrangemente is very comfy
Worst Airbus: while I kinda like the A380, it seems like it was a huge mistake, in retrospective.
 
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Tue May 09, 2017 9:51 pm

Judgment made solely based on looks.

Airbus
-best:
A346 (runners-up: A321, A333)

-worst
A310 (A342, A388)

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Boeing
-best: B748 (B752, B77W)

-worst:
B732 (B74SP, B762)
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Thu May 11, 2017 6:28 pm

Best Boeing - 757
Worst Boeing - 787
Best Airbus - A380
Worst????.

My personal opinion purely as a passenger from a comfort point of view travelling as a Cheap Charlie in cattle class
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