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Do You Like A330s?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:01 am

The A330, is one of the most popular airliners in the world today, as a matter of fact, it was the fourth highest saling wide body in history last year, with the 747 being first, 777 as the second and 767 as the third. Now I wonder, do you like the A330, and if so, why?

Now back in the mid 90's when EI replace their 741s with A333s, I just did not like A330s, how can you replace the Queen Of The Skies with a smaller slower jetliner, but in the last few years, A330s have somewhat grown on me. Also back in the 90's, they did not seem to be as good as 777s, A340s and MD11s, so who would have known then, that A330s would be saling like hot cakes now. I realize the true size of an A330, when I saw a NWA A330 getting de-ice at DTW last year, there pretty large jetliners.
 
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:43 am

I actually have come to love the A330 aircraft myself even though I havent been on one yet.

They look great and it seems to be the 737 of the medium market in my mind. Its a very nice sized aircraft much like the 767 although the wider fuselage might seem a bit nicer then the 767 (which i feel is a little to narrow).
 
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:43 am

I really like A330s. It's a large, beautiful plane to view, and the common 2-4-2 seating configuration is excellent. The body is wide enough to feel very roomy. Quiet plane too. I'd rather see or fly a tri or quad-jet instead, but the 330 is a very nice replacement.
 
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:27 am

One thing I'm not keen on is the fuselage curve by the window seats. It does make that seat feel more claustrophobic than on a 777.

I don't mind A330s, but from a purely aesthetic point of view, I prefer the new style overhead bins and wall panels to the old ones. The old style overhead panels make the plane look a lot older than it actually is, as if it was a relic from the late 80s.
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:59 am

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 3):
One thing I'm not keen on is the fuselage curve by the window seats.

It's nothing in comparison to an A380:

A330:


A380:
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I think the A330 is a very nice aircraft, especially on routes where it's competing against narrowbodies. Comfortable.. Even in Jetstar.
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:12 pm

The A330 is very comfortable in my mind - spacious, powerful and quiet. I've taken short and longhaul flights on it and they've all been pleasant.


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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:24 pm

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 4):
It's nothing in comparison to an A380:

Well, dud.  I am a 747 fan, but I would fly on an A380 in a heart beat.

PS; Ok I also an A380 fan. I love giant quads!!!!        
 
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:26 pm

I flew the A330 5 times on KL and NW. While I think its a fine plane in terms of passenger comfort, I'm not a big fan. When I drive past the now DL 330's on the stand at AMS they look spectacular in one angle, then boring in another. It's hard to describe, but the plane doesn't really attract me.
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:21 pm

Having the particular screen name of mine, I just HAD to comment...
I loved the NW livery on the 330, but it it just doesn't look quite as good in the DL livery!   
 
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:31 pm

I have come to like the A330's since flying them on TS down to Mexico and on AC out to YVR (several times each). I enjoy having the 2 seat option on both sides of the a/c, one of the reasons I am also a fan of the B767. Always found them to be a comfortable ride. I am glad AC XM'd the 8(?) they have, so I can get one to YVR possibl in May or overseas next year.

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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:48 pm

Love 'em. Only flown on one, LHR-AMS on KL, it was an hour well spent, ha ha. They're great looking planes, especially the 332, and especially in the colors of KLM or Avianca!
 
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:22 am

Only two sectors on EKs A332. Loved it! Especially comming strait off the uncomfortable 10 abreast B777!

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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:55 pm

Most of my recent longhaul trips have been on 332's (AMS-ICN v.v./ FRA-DOH-SGN v.v./FRA-DOH-CPT v.v.) and I just loved all the flights: aircraft is very stable in bad weather and is very quiet from the passenger's point of view...
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:01 pm

Give me a B777 any day, from a point of a passenger. I found my B777 flights always more comfortable then on the A330. But, the A330, especially the A330-200, is good looking, especially on final approach with it's gear down.
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:10 pm

I have only ever flown once on an A332, on MYT in Premiair class due to work. I loved it and want to fly on 330's more.
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:17 pm

Love the A330, a really quiet and comfortable plane in which to fly, comfort is of course based on the airline config but regardless, you can't beat the quiet cabin!

Give me a 330 over a 777 or 747 anytime!
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:30 pm

Been on many A332 and A333, EK, LH, KL, AC, QR, CX, ME
Such a quite and comfortable aircraft.

The only thing that I hate is the looks with RR engines, to me it looks ugly, I love the GE looks.
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:42 pm

One of my favourite planes! I just think it looks quite swish... with the newer ones, on the inside too!
 
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:43 pm

Quoting KU747 (Reply 16):
The only thing that I hate is the looks with RR engines, to me it looks ugly, I love the GE looks.

- I actually prefer the RR engines, the GE with P&W in last place.
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:10 pm

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 18):
- I actually prefer the RR engines, the GE with P&W in last place.

To me, RR engines looks like an extra fuel tank hanging from the wing, no configuration at all.
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RE: Do You Like A330s?

Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:17 am

It's not my favorite plane, but I don't mind it either. Only problem was that on the NW ones I was on, you had to stand up to turn on the A/C above the seat (and that the overhead bins were so damn hard to reach).
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