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Big Airliners Or Small Airliners?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:31 pm

Which would you rather, a big mega airline or a small hometown airline? A big B777 or a cozy (  boxedin  ) B717? What's your favorite big carrier and your favorite small carrier?

I prefer:

Big Airliner: A320
Small Airliner: B717
Overall: B717

Big Airline: US Airways
Small Airline: AirTran Airways
Overall:  crackup  Ummm...I like both
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Big Airliners Or Small Airliners?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:06 pm


Big Airliners... i like Air Canada Fleet
Small Airliners Charter i like TS small fleet of 17 planes 13 A313 and 4 A330
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Big Airliners Or Small Airliners?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:03 pm

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
Big Airliner: A320
Small Airliner: B717

The 717 and A320 are not all that different. Sure an A320 is bigger, but not by that much.

I would say my favorite small airliner is the DC-9-20. There are not many of those left. It has the wing of a -30 and fuselage of a -10. If I was to have a plane in a executive configuration that would be it.

My favorite big airliner would be an L1011-500, but a A340 comes in second.

My favorite big airline is Northwest. I do not really have a favorite small airline. I will always have a soft spot for Ozark.
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Big Airliners Or Small Airliners?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:21 pm

Big Airliner: Airbus A380
Small Airliner: Airbus A318
Overall: Airbus A318

Big Airline: Air Canada (loved their service!)
Small Airline: Easyjet (Are these really small?)
Overall: Easyjet (love the whole EZY principal etc)

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Big Airliners Or Small Airliners?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:36 pm

Big Airliner: 777/A346
Small Airliner: E190/717
Overall: A346

Big Airline: United
Small Airline: JetBlue/Midwest
Overall: JetBlue
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Big Airliners Or Small Airliners?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:52 pm

Big Airliner: A380
Small Airliner: A320
Overall: A380

Big Airline: QANTAS/JAL
Small Airline: Jetstar/Qantaslink
Overall: Qantaslink
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Big Airliners Or Small Airliners?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:55 pm

Big Airliner: A340 family
Small Airliner: Any MD80/90 or DC9 series

Big Airline: KLM - I love AMS as a connecting point.
Small Airline: Air Nostrum - wonderful service.

The day that Air Nostrum starts operating A340s with leather seats and multi course meals and more drink services than you can shake a stick at in eco, then I'll be a very, very happy bunny!  cloudnine 

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Big Airliners Or Small Airliners?

Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:28 am

Big Airliner: 747-400
Small Airliner: A320
Overall: 747-400

Big Airline: Continental
Small(er) Airline: JetBlue
Overall: Continental

let's go for one more...

Big Airport: EWR (except the cab dispatch system, which is rubbish)
Medium Airport: TPA
Small Airport: SRQ and BRS
Really Small Airport: ACV
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Big Airliners Or Small Airliners?

Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:46 am

Big Airliner: 777 (flying first at end of month to HNL)
Small Airliner: E70
Overall: E-Jets

Big Airline: American
Small Airline: Republic
Overall: Republic

Big Airport: CLT (Charlotte)
Mid Airport: RDU (Raleigh-Durham)
Small Airport: EWN (New Bern, NC)
Overall: RDU (Raleigh-Durham)
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RE: Big Airliners Or Small Airliners?

Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:00 pm

Big Airliner: A330-200
Small Airliner: Dornier 328
Overall: A330-200

Big Airline: British Airways
Small Airline: Air New Zealand Link
Overall: Air New Zealand Link

Big Airport: KUL
Mid Airport: STN
Small Airport: LCY/IOM
Overall: LCY
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RE: Big Airliners Or Small Airliners?

Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:41 pm

Big: 777-300ER (soon 787-9)

Medium: 737NG

Small: Dash 8

Overall: Dash 8

Big Airline : Not sure

Medium Airline: Virgin Blue

Small Airline: Sunstate (Qantaslink)

Overall Airline: Tossup between DJ and Sunstate

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RE: Big Airliners Or Small Airliners?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:15 pm

Big airliner: 763
Small airliner: A318-A319
Overall... i prefer the 2-3-2 seating of the 763 but those baby airbuses are so... cute Big grin

Big Airline: DL
Small Airline: OK (given that LA is big now)
Overall DL
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RE: Big Airliners Or Small Airliners?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:11 am

Big Airliner: A340-300

Medium Airliner: 767-300

Small Airliner: A319

Commuter Class: Dash-8

Overall: Tie between the 763 and the 343. The 343 because its quite and smooth. The 763 for when your stuck in the back 2-3-2 seating is wonderfull!

Big Airline: Air Canada

Small Airline: (Can I pick Jazz) Pacific Coastal Airlines

Favourite: Air Canada
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