Poll: Boeing or Airbus?

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Which one do you prefer, Boeing or Airbus?

  1. Airbus

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  2. Boeing

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  3. I don't have a preference at all. They are just planes

    11 vote(s)
    26.2%
  1. JALPak
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    Let's see if people have a preference of one over another. Some people have strong feelings against either one of them and some don't care at all. What to get an idea of how MP members think.
     
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  2. alpinesoccer
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    Boeing: Looking forward to the 787 with the more comfortable interior climate.
     
  3. JALPak
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    Same here hopefully they will deliver this amazing plane soon
     
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  4. JasonH
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    I get so tired of the Boeing versus Airbus debate. Both have great planes, but too often people are blinded by nationalism. In the end the planes look very similar (B747 and A380 excepted) and that, to me, is where all the manufacturers fall down. They are like cars now. Until you get into rarefied air they all look the same. Give us back the Concorde! Give us the personality of a Boeing Stratocruiser! Give us something that when you are sitting at the gate you sit up and take notice as it taxis by and captures your imagination.

    Sorry. I'll get off my soapbox now and back into my 32-in pitch Y seat.
     
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  5. kaka
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    you give me an option? i'd take my choices. otherwise schedule decides!
     
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    I do prefer Boeing, Airbus is ok, don't think I want to fly in one of Airbuses new double deckers, way to many people for me.
     
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    I prefer whatever is fastest........
     
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  8. chef4u
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    Depends on the configuration. On the bigger planes I prefer a 2 - 5 - 2 configuration over a 3 - 4 - 3 configuration. As long as I don't get stuck in the middle of a 3 or 5!


    Would take a Delta A-330 over a Delta (former NWA) B-747 any day!
     
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    Great we are dead even 4 vs 4 vs 4 again :eek:
     
  10. chef4u
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    What about the Embraer vs. CRJ debate? Even though I'm Canadian, I prefer Embraer.
     
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  11. TrueBlueFlyer
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    for short haul I much rather fly the A320 vs. 737... while long haul, big fan of the A380

    all of these are in coach... to me the Boeing has a more cramped feeling while the Airbus feels more spacious.
     
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    No idea. I try not to look around when in one of those. Be quiet. Be good. Try not to shift one's weight around too much. Lift feet when landing.
     
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    LOL

    when it comes to E170/190 or CRJ700/900 there's not that much of a difference in comfort.
     
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    I'm with you, since my husband is a big guy, if we are in Y I would rather just have the 2 of us in our own set of 2 seats to not inconvenience others and let him have the aisle. Some 3-4-3 planes have a couple sets of 2 seats down the back which I will grab in preference to being in a set of 3 near the front.
     
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    At least on AC there is AVOD in the back of each seat on the Embraers
     
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    JetBlue also, and I truly love the trips I've taken on their E190's
     
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  17. Mangy
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    Put me down for Boeing. Tradition i spose. Plus, I really like the lines of the 747
     
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  18. I favor aircraft that can land without losing an engine :p
     
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    I will forever love the B747... [​IMG]
     
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    As long as it gets me there safe and on time, I don't care!
     
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    Which ever plane has the most room in coach.
     
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    I used to live by the saying: "If it ain't Boin, I ain't goin" but I think Airbus has some nice models out there (i.e., A346, A388). Overall, I think I would still prefer a 747 or 777 (in 3-3-3) if flying in Y.
     
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    I always thought the 737 looked kind of dumpy, like it's slouching. Airbuses seem roomier, particularly single-aisles, and the A380 is a marvel to watch and ride in. It's shockingly quiet, even behind the engines on the lower deck.
     
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    "If it ain't Boeing, I'll probably still be going." [​IMG]

    I have always loved the look of Boeing aircraft. IMO, the 747-8 looks far more graceful than the A388. Same with the 773.
     
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    Being in a location where the Super 80 or 737 are usually the only choices of flying, I recently got to fly in the A320. Both are nice and have good and bad points. Probably the best way is to compare them like Ford and Chevy. Chevy's are reliable but boring. Fords are boring but reliable. I did notice that either manufacturer (back to Boeing v. Airbus) has a distinct sound. Boeing seems to be rather noisier, but Airbus seems to be more of a rattler.
     

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