Lightning12
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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:13 pm

I have a list of overrated, and underrated types. (Mostly judging from a Economy passenger and A.net perspective)
Overrated (no particular order)
Boeing 787
Narrower seats than the A330/350, as well as annoying shadeless windows (although the size is a +). Also, IMHO, the lower cabin pressure on both the 787 and A350 is overrated, I've been on an A350 with a connecting 737 right after, and I couldn't really tell there was a difference. I don't see the 787 overhyped as much on this site, mostly elsewhere on the internet and IRL.

Boeing 777 (3-4-3)
Again, narrow seats for long haul, as well as the 777 being LOUD.

Boeing 757
I don't get all the hype with the 757 on this site, I just stepped off a DL 753 the other day, and it seemed like a 737 and a bit louder. The single aisle made it feel cramped even on a shorter flight, definitely wouldn't enjoy a transatlantic flight on one. I understand its own niche, but I think it is far too overhyped on this site.

My list of uncomfortable aircraft that aren't overrated
Most narrowbody aircraft (maybe except the CSeries, although narrowbodies are fine for short flights), A300/310/330 9ab, B767 8ab

Underrated (no particular order)
Airbus A220
Chosen because many people who do not follow aviation have probably never heard of it.

Airbus A340
Great aircraft for passengers, it's like an A330, but a bit quieter. However, some models (maybe except the -300, comparable to the 777-200) are very inefficient compared to the competition. It's also one of the ones that many people haven't heard of before.

My list of comfortable aircraft that aren't underrated
A380, A350, B777 9ab (bring headphones), A330
A320 A321 A332 A333 A359 A388 B738 B739 B753 B772 B77W
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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:45 pm

777 is the most over rated aircraft: loud, paved the way for uncomfortable and ambiguous seating options, looks extremely boring, and is not mentioned here enough ;)
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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:46 pm

777 is the most over rated aircraft: loud, paved the way for uncomfortable and ambiguous seating options, looks extremely boring, and is not mentioned here enough ;)
 
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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:03 am

A380 is the most overrated aircraft bar none. All it has is size, and even then it's not the giant leap in size that the 747 was when that was first launched.
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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:48 am

FriscoHeavy wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
FriscoHeavy wrote:
The A320/321 series.

Totally boring.

Again, the question was not what you consider as boring or not. The question is even in the thread title, easy to read.


Okay...Totally Overrated and Boring.

Is that better?

Well, it’s now an answer to the OP‘s question. ;-)

But personally I don’t share your point of view. For being overrated there should be kind of a hype for the A320/A321. I never felt that something like this existed.
 
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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:53 pm

FriscoHeavy wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
FriscoHeavy wrote:
The A320/321 series.

Totally boring.

Again, the question was not what you consider as boring or not. The question is even in the thread title, easy to read.


Okay...Totally Overrated and Boring.

Is that better?


Why is the A321 boring? How is the A321 even remotely overrated?
It's a great workhouse aircraft at the moment for medium haul
 
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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:09 pm

PHLspecial wrote:
FriscoHeavy wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
Again, the question was not what you consider as boring or not. The question is even in the thread title, easy to read.


Okay...Totally Overrated and Boring.

Is that better?


Why is the A321 boring? How is the A321 even remotely overrated?
It's a great workhouse aircraft at the moment for medium haul


The same way people think the 737 is overrated. It's also a workhorse and does a wonderful job and short and medium haul, but people can't seem to bash it enough.
Whatever
 
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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:28 pm

FriscoHeavy wrote:
The same way people think the 737 is overrated. It's also a workhorse and does a wonderful job and short and medium haul, but people can't seem to bash it enough.


The 737 was a great aircraft, back in the 70s. Now not so much, all the grandfathering hasn't helped it's cause. It is a workhorse, a cheaply upgraded one that's now regularly rather unpleasant for passenger when compared to other aircraft in it's class (further exacerbated by the race to the bottom airlines flying it are in).
 
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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:31 am

Solely from a the point of view of a frequent long-haul flyer in economy.... the 777. That 3-4-3 high density configuration is *awful*. Definitely the most over-rated for me, though I haven't had the dubious "pleasure" of the 737 MAX yet. For long haul, I do miss the A340s. Not so good for airlines, but lovely for the passenger :)
 
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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:51 pm

Boeing 737 MAX
Boeing's response to Airbus A320NEO. On one hand, it sold strongly. But other than keeping some 737 airlines from switching to A320NEO, the 737MAX sales haven't kept up with the Airbus A320NEO especially at the largest variants.

Boeing 757
I too don't understand people's love of the 757 when those same people complain about the 737. The 757 has the same fuselage as the 737, same 17" Y seats, and can feel as crammed as a 737.

Airbus A380
Often hyped as a luxurious way to fly, but that's only true for the few people who fly in F, or Etihad's Residence/Apartments. J on the A380 has the same seats as J on other widebodies. And for those flying Y on A380, it isn't much different than Y on a 747 - lots of people, takes long time to deplane, and long lines at immigration.

Concorde
Other than the novelty of flying at supersonic speed, the Concorde isn't all that special onboard. The cabin is as small as a regional jet, seats are basically economy seats with extra legroom, and no IFE. Plus tickets were extremely expensive.
 
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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:23 am

I HATE flying on 737s. I think the 737 and the A380 are the most overrated.
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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:00 am

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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:39 pm

:checkmark:
N14AZ wrote:
With all due respect but I think many posters misunderstood the OP‘s question. It’s not about what which aircraft you like or not but if such aircraft are over- or underrated.

The biggest potential for being overrated have definitely the B787 and the A380. They got so much media coverage during development, EIS etc.

The biggest potential for being the most underrated aircraft have the B737, the A320 and the DC-9. Reliable workhorses that get rarely any media coverage, compared to the B787 and the A380.

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first intelligent remark in a long series of crappy ones! :wave:
 
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Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:51 am

Boeing 787. It is gimmicky with useless stuff like the window shades and toilets, and not as comfortable as the competition when it comes to personal space. It has been an unreliable thing from the outset with umpteen groundings, restrictions and delays. I still fly them, but if I have an option and the cost is no different I will always try to avoid.
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