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Ferret
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Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:00 am

Now I've been reading these forums for a while, and it seems to me that there are more pro-Boeing than pro-Airbus folks. But in either case, I think many would agree that the A330 is a good looking aircraft. So I'd like to see what folks think is the best looking C/S on an A330.

Here's some of my fav's

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:05 am

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:10 am

Got to be Etihad or Korean!

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:11 am

I vote BMI's 330.

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:12 am

I love Boeing planes -- but I have to say the lines of the 330 are awesome. I love the sweep of the wings. looks like the plane is going to leap into the air. never been on one, can't wait to fly one!
 
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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:20 am

Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 1):
https://www.airliners.net/discussions...viation_polls/index.main?rand=880y

I'm sorry Bicoastal if this inquiry is one too many for you.
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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:22 pm

My personal favorite is this one:

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=521625

This one even can fly without fuel!!     

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:56 pm

I like this one the best......

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:58 pm

Here are mine


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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:04 pm

Here is my favourite 330 with attached picture,

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:20 pm

The US new c/s will look good once they get painted.

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:28 pm

Surprised noone has even mentioned the Gulf Air ones, which look awesome in the golden livery:


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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:33 pm

Mine:

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:33 pm

Quoting Ferret (Thread starter):
I think many would agree that the A330 is a good looking aircraft

I will not agree that A330 is good looking. I will agree that A330-200 is one of the most beautiful aircraft ever build  Wink Especialy with P&W engines.

I will miss LH 332  Sad


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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:42 pm

I know it is plain, one predominant colour, but the A330s or KLM are very beautiful jets...


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Northwest. Their silverish scheme, brings out the beauty of all their airplane types including the 330.


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It is dark and intriguing, but looks really professional. US Airways.


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But my favourite A330 and probably cause I know GSMAN y GEOMA personally, from having worked their A330 flights to Grenada, is Monarch.


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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:47 pm

Call me old fashioned, but this is best by far....

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These 2 stand out for me though..

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:44 pm

This bird does it for me:


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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:12 pm

Aer Lingus...

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:57 pm

1- Air Greenland
2- KLM
3- US Airways (nc, its classy!)
 
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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:05 pm

I'm going to be very biased with this choice. Mainly due to national pride, but I think that red and green go very well together.



I would also have to consider Thai's A330's as one of the best looking around as well.



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Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:23 pm


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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:30 pm

I think the A330 looks most awesome when pictured in a steep climb-out with the landing gear part way through retraction.

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I think the A330 looks very good in the QF scheme. There is just something special about the combination of the QF colours, the pointed tail-cones of the CF6-80E's and the clean, white wheels on the landing gear. The full length cowling of the Trent 700 is definitely the best looking engine on the A330. There is a magic complimentary contrast between the graceful curves of the A330 and the blunt square shape of the rear of the integrated nozzle assembly.
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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:53 pm

Quoting JetMech (Reply 21):
I think the A330 looks most awesome when pictured in a steep climb-out with the landing gear part way through retraction. (...) I think the A330 looks very good in the QF scheme.

The QF colors are nice on the ThreeThirty, but I can't wait to see it in Jetstar colors.

About the pictures you choose, what I enjoy the most is the background and also the kinda "inflight or air-to-air" impression they produce.

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:52 pm

Yea, for me it would either have to be Thai or Gulf Air. The other ones are well, too blah.
 
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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:20 pm

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 20):

I am liking your colour choices! My favourites are Air Caraibes, KLM, the new Thai colours, and TAP. My favourite A330 is the 300 version.
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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:26 pm

Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 23):

Exactly my thoughts! Though, this scheme also looks fantastic on their respective A340s!
 
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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:30 pm

Love these ones:


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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:55 pm

Your all wrong...  Smile

It has to be SK A330... Love it.
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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:10 pm

Would have to go with SAS C/S... Got to love the orange engine covers Big grin



But must admit that both new Thai and Gulf`s C/S looks damn good  Smile

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:28 pm

Quoting SNATH (Reply 11):
Surprised noone has even mentioned the Gulf Air ones, which look awesome in the golden livery:

Agreed

I love the wingspan on the 330 - wide. Thats why I like GV aswell!
 
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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:02 pm

Many people always complain about the "Euro-white" liveries. But on the A 330-200 the Swiss colors really look great. Classic, clean end elegant:


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RE: Best Looking A330

Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:55 am

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Ferret
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RE: Best Looking A330

Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:34 am

Well I'd have to agree with those that like BMI's.
Has Airbus painted one in their new house colors yet? I think that'd look pretty good too.
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RE: Best Looking A330

Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:53 am

Quoting Captaink (Reply 14):
know it is plain, one predominant colour, but the A330s or KLM are very beautiful jets...


I agreed. Also waiting for the A330 in the new US Air colors.
 
Ferret
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RE: Best Looking A330

Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:05 am

Here's the closest thing I could find to it.
Preview image from their website.
http://www.usairways.com/common/reso.../pressroom/fleet/A330US_livery.tif
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RE: Best Looking A330

Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:46 am

Quoting Ferret (Reply 34):
Here's the closest thing I could find to it.

Here is a much closer one:


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RE: Best Looking A330

Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:24 pm

Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 3):
I vote BMI's 330.

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I've said it before and I say it again...The BMI livery is the best looking A330 livery!!
Simply superb!  Smile
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RE: Best Looking A330

Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:40 pm

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RE: Best Looking A330

Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:00 pm

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RE: Best Looking A330

Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:15 am

Quoting Captaink (Reply 14):
Northwest. Their silverish scheme, brings out the beauty of all their airplane types including the 330.

NWA has my vote. I think that paint job looks cool on everything they have. Cadillac had a color like that in the late 90s and I thought it looked good on a car too.
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RE: Best Looking A330

Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:38 am

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 17):
Aer Lingus...

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Agree with you on that one!


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Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:54 am


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RE: Best Looking A330

Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:27 am

Here is a aesthetically nice a330-300 in part Iberia colours Big grin

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RE: Best Looking A330

Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:04 am

Although I'm not an Airbus fan as you know, I think the A330 looks best on VN's livery. VN is a new A330 operator and they have aquired this model to replace their old 763ER.


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Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:46 am

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RE: Best Looking A330

Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:08 am

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RE: Best Looking A330

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:32 am

Quoting WINGS (Reply 19):
I'm going to be very biased with this choice. Mainly due to national pride, but I think that red and green go very well together.

eww the new TAP colors, that's probably the ugliest one if anything Big grin

here's my choice for the most elegant A330:

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RE: Best Looking A330

Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:28 pm

I'm partial to this clean, yet colorful aircraft. It brings me home to my beautiful wife and baby via AMM after months of stress in Iraq.

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RE: Best Looking A330

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:21 am

IMO TAP Air and the former SR A-330 look the best.

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RE: Best Looking A330

Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:23 am

Quoting EHHO (Reply 16):
This bird does it for me:

Ditto!  Wink

Number 2 would be SAS of course  Wink

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