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Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:32 am

Your least favorite aircraft type ?


For me it's the CRJ's series. Annoyingly tiny space for cabin luggage. I try to avoid them like the plague
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:44 pm

737-800 and A320-200
Incredibly generic with most of the time, a generic interior with generic seats.

Ok, the 737-800(or any Boeing Sky Interior equipped 737) are slightly better with the mood lighting, but still, it's so common that its boring.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:23 pm

YS-11. Pilots loved it and F/A's hated it and referred to by crew as the "Kamikaze" and more so for those of us riding in the back the "Vomit Comet."
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:27 pm

In Y?

A 747-4.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:36 pm

For me, hands down 739ER, although any 737 would qualify. Cramped, LOUD, claustrophobic, I go out of my way not to fly them, especially Delta's. I'd be happy to nominate the Satan's Chariot, but it is so rare that I'm stuck in one, and the flights generally are so short, the discomfort is minimal, so it would be my second choice. #3, 763ER business class. Again, cramped, nasty aircraft, however when it comes to economy seating, the 767 is indeed my favorite. There is a lot to be said about twin aisle with 2-3-2 seating in a relatively small aircraft.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:06 pm

Unpopular opinion: 777

Incredibly noisy air con and lots of airframe noise.
Just can't enjoy a flight on them.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:57 pm

At the moment my least favourite aircraft is the 737-900ER. I have four flights with TK over the next two months, two were meant to be on the 737-900ER and two on the A321. One of the A321 flights has been downgraded to a 737-900ER so I'm absolutely fuming because the A321 is my favourite narrowbody and one of my favourite aircraft overall! I'm 99% certain my other A321 flight will get downgraded to a 737-900ER too. My least favourite aircraft is the 737 regardless, but now I especially dislike the 737-900ER, sick of this and the 737-800 always butting in instead of the A321. The only thing I particularly like about the 737 is the wings, I think they look incredible.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:09 pm

PI4EVR wrote:
YS-11. Pilots loved it and F/A's hated it and referred to by crew as the "Kamikaze" and more so for those of us riding in the back the "Vomit Comet."


Wow, you just brought back a memory of flying in a YS--11 (on ANA) as a child and having to reach for the airsick bag!
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:57 pm

A320, always makes me a bit motion sick from the Dutch roll issues.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:30 am

I would agree that the Canadair and Embraer regional jets are loathsome. I’m not particularly tall or big but they’re just cramped. The other honourable mention has to go to the Q400 for any window seat. I flew over two hours in one bending my spine and head to avoid banging the curvature of the fuselage.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:44 am

That I’ve been in? FlyBe E170. That I know for a fact is the complete worst? Satan’s Chariot (crj2) opby Skywest.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:46 am

CRJ-200. At least most of the US carriers with -700s and -900s put first class on them
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:10 am

E-145 and the CRJ-200

They do, however, do the job of connecting smaller towns in America to bigger hubs that connect the world pretty much.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:11 am

They’re all just tubular extrusions (credit to Roy Braybrook of Air International)that move people thru the air, can’t think of an interesting or loathsome airliner. I just get on and wait it out. Now, fighters are exciting and business jets interesting because of the work and personalization possible. Every Global or Gulfstream was different or unique in various ways. The C-5 and Global was interesting because every trip was memorable and I can recite a hundred stories without a logbook. Five years at EAL, I can’t think of a single trip and only a few crews.

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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:55 am

Boeing 787, at least when flying economy class.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:20 am

I haven't been on many different types, but the worst for me was an Air Canada E190. The fixed headrest pushed against my shoulders and gave me back pain. I'm only 6'2", but I was too tall for that seat.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:42 am

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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:03 pm

CRJ100/200, especially since US-based regional carriers love to fly them on routes that are 2-3hrs+. At least ERJ-145 has that single seat making it less cramp.

Haven't been on one, but I can't imagined ride of Metroliner or older B1900 being fun, either.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:08 pm

From the ramp side:

CRJ-700/900, hands down.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:37 pm

Boeing 787 and the Boeing 757. Too ugly.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:17 pm

Saab 340, with the CR2 in second place. Any widebody where I have to sit anywhere in the middle section is third place...
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:31 pm

CR2, but fortunately the flights aren't long. 787 in coach, and I'm not even a big person. Big windows low altitude yadda yadda. Sardine can.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:51 pm

My least favorite of all time is the Embraer E110 Bandeirante, second is the BAe Jetstream 31. Both are noisy and cramped, and thankfully (mostly) gone from the skies.

My current least favorite plane is the Saab 340, and the CRJ-200, for the same reasons as listed above. Also, the American Airlines 737 Max 8 (once it's flying again) is not one of my favorites. Tiny toilet, no IFE, and cramped interior, it's more like a ULCC plane, instead of an aircraft in major US carrier's fleet. I don't think of American Airlines as a ULCC.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:37 pm

As a passenger, it's the 737. I don't like flying Boeings as much as a passenger in general, some people say that there isn't any real difference in the seat width that's worth mentioning, but you really do feel the difference, it's noticeably tighter for me and I'm not that big in terms of waist size, I definitely fit. But the 737 has a shorter ceiling than the widebodies, so I prefer them. To be clear though, I do like the 737 as a passenger, and I loved it as a pilot, but I prefer other aircraft.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:10 pm

Long haul would be the 787. Noisy, rattly and lousy cabin finish.


Short haul there are a few contenders:
I abhor 6-abreast Avro RJs/BAe 146s.
CRJs are generally just bad, although the very front of a CRJ-900 or -1000 can be pretty comfortable, if the service is good and the neighbor seat is empty.

But my prize goes to the 737. Narrow and noisy. And there are just SO many of them that they are hard to avoid. Just can't say anything good about it. It even looks outdated.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:24 pm

Q400, hands down, but CRJ-2 is right down there too.

Worst ever was probably a Shorts Skyvan though, makes you appreciate modern comforts such as pressurisation, more than 20 inches of leg room, a toilet and not having to wear ear plugs + defenders to make things just slightly tolerable. I've heard the BN Islander should be just as bad, if not worse, but haven't had the pleasure yet.

Flew on a One-11 once, that was quite a racket.

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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:18 pm

CRJ-200 by far. E-145 not great, but the 1-2 seating makes it way way better than the CRJ-200, the most cramped airplane in the world.
Other CRJ's have first class, which is fine.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:27 am

Atr42. Noisy as hell. 763 is also on my list, cramped old, beat up.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:17 am

It all depends on the configuration. My worst experience was Tupolev of Aeroflot but even that was interesting. Backseats of DC-9 and derivatives are to be avoided except once in a decade experience (I haven't filled this decade's quota yet). There is a correlation between range and seat space which makes short distance planes less favoured, but it is up to the airline to configure.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:36 am

Agree on the Q400.
Worst long ride so far: UA 764. I found the seats cushions very hard.
Best long ride so far: LH A346.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:28 pm

Any turboprop clunkers, with an especial shout out to the Q Series, ATRs & Saabs. Last time I was on a Q, I looked out the window to see an old lady in a wheelchair passing us on the ground.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:36 pm

Without a doubt the aircraft I detest is the crappy Boeing 737. That design should have been put out to pasture decades ago.

- Narrow seats
- Very loud cabin noise
- Unnaturally low windows
- Noisy AC ducts
- Narrower cabin than the A32X (and yes, it is very much noticeable)
- The typically God-awful landings due to the higher approach speed & less flare capability (especially the 739). Oh hello terra firma, is that you? :eyepopping:
- The 737 MAX's propensity to lawn dart is slightly off-putting

Second is the 777. Very, very noisy, especially behind the wings. It's hard to sleep with that amount of noise. Always feel tired after flying one.

The 787 has better humidity, cabin pressure, and compared to its fellow Boeings is a bit quieter, but when you're squashed in narrow seats for 10 hours, the better pressure/humidity doesn't really compensate for the DVT and back pain. Also, as another poster said, the fittings on the 787 are cheap and already falling apart, but I don't know if that's due to the airline or the 787 itself.

The CRJ-200 also deserves a special mention as the chariot of hell, but thankfully those flights are shorter so less tortuous.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:46 pm

Any 737 is always boring. Almost takes the fun right out of flying. It’s the Toyota Corolla if commercial planes.

Of course I’ll take it over an RJ but I can usually avoid those anyway.

For widebodies the 787 is my least favorite.

Usually in a cramped layout, FAs can control your window experience, and outside it has the aesthetics of a minivan.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:44 pm

CRJ-100/200, easily. The -700 and -900 are an improvement, but I spent 3 hours flying in one SLC-ORD a few weeks ago, which wasn't fun (I mean, the fact that it was American Eagle may also have had something to do with that).
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:44 pm

Boeing 757
Boeing 757
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Boeing 757
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:28 pm

There are many factors to think about, but I will just stick with looks. 788. Just one ugly plane.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:03 pm

CRJ, without hesitation. Always a tortuous ordeal.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:49 pm

Boeing narrowbodies (737/757). I'm tired of my shoulders being crammed against my neighbor's. It is different on the A320 family.

And also, I'm not a huge A380 fan. Not only Embarcation/disembarcation take a while, but also the walls are so thick that you can barely see out the window.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 pm

E145. Feels like they were designed for children.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:02 am

ojjunior wrote:
Boeing 757
Boeing 757
Boeing 757
Boeing 757
Boeing 757


That's a brave stance around these parts. Some folks will probably be around soon to charge you with heresy.

I've only had the chance to fly the 737 series myself (200, 300, and 700), so this is based on looks:

- The A300 - something about it's proportions just seem off
- Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner - it looks like someone took an off the shelf design, put it into MS Paint, and stretched it along it's length, but didn't clean up the design afterward.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:47 am

Easily the E135/140/145. Just terrible aircraft.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:15 am

Looks like it's CRJ-200 for the win!
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:48 am

737 MAX. Poorly designed plane that also doubles as a lawn dart. It shouldn't be in existence, Boeing should've ended the 737 with the NG's.

That and while I don't mind flying in them, in general I consider the 737 and A320 to be very "boring" in terms of design, over-usage by airlines etc. I'd much rather have an MD80, E190, CR9, A220, 757, or any widebody flight instead.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:29 am

ExpatVet wrote:
Atr42. Noisy as hell. 763 is also on my list, cramped old, beat up.


True. A 30 year old A320-200 is essentially newer than a 5 year old 763 (1988 Factor).

My vote goes to either 50 seat RJ.

I have kind of a love/hate relationship with the A320 - I like the plane itself but at the same time it hasn't changed during my lifetime and is still considered "state of the art" 30 years later.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:45 am

I don't like flying on the 787 in Y, except on JAL.
I thoroughly enjoyed the 8-abreast seating on JAL's 787s. However, flying on the 9-abreast KE and AC 787s was painful. Had to cross my arms in order to avoid rubbing shoulders with my seatmate.
I've only flown on the 10-abreast 777 on JAL (domestic), but for whatever reason, it felt a lot more comfortable than a 9-abreast 787.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:11 am

CplKlinger wrote:
ojjunior wrote:
Boeing 757
Boeing 757
Boeing 757
Boeing 757
Boeing 757


That's a brave stance around these parts. Some folks will probably be around soon to charge you with heresy.

I've only had the chance to fly the 737 series myself (200, 300, and 700), so this is based on looks:

- The A300 - something about it's proportions just seem off
- Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner - it looks like someone took an off the shelf design, put it into MS Paint, and stretched it along it's length, but didn't clean up the design afterward.


I was about to set up my bbq and invite you as my new friend then I saw you don't like the A300 then we're not friends again. Sorry.
Maybe just a beer once we both agree about the Fairchild.
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:41 pm

CRJ-200 because half the time they go tech. Not to mention no carry-on storage beyond a healthy-size purse.

Boeing 777 because they are too noisy.
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:52 pm

A320 by a long shot. It's the only plane I've flown on where you can sit in a "window seat" that doesn't have a window...
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:57 pm

I was terrified of the A300. I hated taking it. I also had the DC10
 
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Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:16 am

ExpatVet wrote:
Atr42.


Curious, which ATR 42 variant? 4 or 6-bladed propellers?

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