Poll: Favorite aircraft type in Qantas' fleet

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You favorite aircraft in Qantas fleet?

  1. A330-200

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. A330-300

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  3. A380-800

    18 vote(s)
    56.3%
  4. B737-400

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. B737-800

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. B747-400

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  7. B747-400ER

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  8. B767-300ER

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  9. Others

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  1. JALPak
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    Just wanna have a quick poll to see which is the most popular aircraft type in Qantas fleet? Judge them in whatever criteria you want. :)
     
  2. Pinkmoose
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    Woo Yoo!
    First to Vote!
     
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  3. JALPak
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    Yea I leave it empty so you can be the first ;)

    Any particular reasons of your choice if you don't mind sharing your choice :p
     
  4. flospi
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    What about the Dash-8? I love those little turbo props!!! They shouldn't be just "others" [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry I couldn't edit the poll once it is created :(
     
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  6. Pinkmoose
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    When I was a kid my parents took me on a trip around Asia. It was on a 747-400. I was pretty young and I was amazed that anything that big could ever get off the ground. This was in the good old times, when I was allowed to visit the cockpit during the flight and I was even invited back into the cockpit for the landing into MEL. This has always stayed with me and even though I still fly quite often, I am still amazed that the new 747s can get off the ground. I like these planes as they are newer than the 747-400s, a little more comfortable and still remind me of all the joy of flying when I was a kid.
     
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    Dash-8s are good, but they always start looking worried when a very sturdy and well build group of men board the plane, as if it was going to create weight issues, [​IMG]
     
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    WOW lucky you! My first flight was also on a 744 but I was never lucky enough to be invited to the cockpit. It's really sad to see them slowly disappearing from most airlines these days. But I had the chance to visit Boeing few years ago and touched Z001 (I believe it's the first 747 :))
     
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    I am scared of flying and Dash-8's isn't helping :eek:
     
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    Hehe... they shouldn't worry... I've seen a 9 seater Norman-Britten Islander on a domestic flight in Tonga... arriving with 9 tongans aboard... status with tongans doesn't come with miles or points, but with kilos and pounds [​IMG]
     
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    Oh god please don't put that image in my head :p
     
  12. samh004
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    I have voted for the A380 as it’s the nicest international economy I have flown (I’m sure there’s probably other airlines with nicer economies, but I have my status with QF). In the past I’ve flown on many different 747’s and even did F once on Qantas, but as much of my flying will always be economy, rating the best under that category seems appropriate.

    Domestically, the 738 does it for me, though I don’t see anything wrong with the 763 either, especially in that mini-cabin.
     
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    But do you worry about the engines problems when flying the A380?
     
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    From my perspective I have to ask what there is to worry about with one (major) engine incident and an aircraft that proved how solid it is.

    Many other engines have performed considerably worse over the years.
     
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    Isn't there are some manufacturing or design problems with those RR engines? To be honest I have lost some confidence with RR in general. First BA's 772 failure, then 787's and 380's uncontained explosion :eek: I hope they really fix the problem this time
     
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    No, if anything I’d have some concern over RR, as you’ve said, but the A380 handled that incident very well regardless, and Qantas are very safe in their operations, so it’s not an issue to me, the opposite in fact, a good reason to fly them.
     
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    There is no doubt here - my favourite is the A380 in row 12 (AB or JK if flying with companion, E or F if not). Small minicabin with three rows behind the lounge and self-serve fridge / bar, forward of the lavs and galleys, hardly any noise, only 18 people, fully flat seats, brilliant design, board via the upper jetway and turn left whilst most others turn right. I much prefer the A380-800 Business seat to the old 747-400 First seat.

    As has been stated, QF is a model for aviation safety (their cockpit processes have been put in place by most airlines and are called CRM, or cockpit resources management), and QF has been insistent on sorting out the the RR engines issues.
     
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    Not generically, and not systemically. They've had a cluster of problems recently, but that's just the way that random processes work. All the manufacturers have, over the years, a trickle of problems (including design or manufacturing problems that lead to uncontained failures), and sometimes they just cluster.

    The problem revealed by the BA accident isn't even a problem in this category. The fundamental problem - the extent of icing inside the fuel lines - simply wasn't known about before, and RR's design just happened not to be able to deal with it in the rare combination of circumstances of that flight, including the phase of flight at which it manifested itself.
     
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    A380 is awesome, but nothing beats a quick fast rollercoaster ride in a Dash8 :D
     
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    Can't wait for my trip CNS-HID in April ;)
     
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    Have you ever had problems with them 'spilling over' into your seat? [​IMG]
     
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    Had to vote for the 747, since I have yet to fly in the A380. I suspect my vote will change after I have that experience.
     
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    Never been on the QF A380 so I would have to say that my favourite QF bird is the 747-400. But I have been on a Dash 8 to Lord Howe. Enough said. Absolute madness. Thought I arrived in a 3rd world country.
     
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    Are those tiny planes really that bad? Is it the noise or turbulence part?
     
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    Those and more. For me I find that I always hit my head at least once every time I'm on a Dash-8. Whether it's when I'm boarding, in the plane itself, as I'm alighting, or sometimes it's as the turbulence bashes my head into the window [​IMG]
     
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