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Old 08-06-09, 08:59 AM   #1
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Best and Worst Planes to Fly Coach

I was thinking about this on the long flight back from Phoenix, what do you think are the best and worst planes to fly coach on.

I personally favor the very big: A340 or 747
Or the very small Fairchild Dornier 328JETs are surprisingly comfortable.


I absolutely can't stand CRJ's, particuallarly the CRJ 100 which seems to take about a half mile to jet off the ground.
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I flew Philly to Amsterdam on a freakin' 757. Damn uncomfy, especially on an overnight flight. Flew back on an Airbus 330, though- that was very nice. The best I've ever flown was a 777, R/T, Chicago-Tokyo.
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I'll say this one is the best


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I'll say this one is the best


Try Singapore Airlines or JAL, they're still very old fashioned when it comes to hiring flight attendants.
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Try Singapore Airlines or JAL, they're still very old fashioned when it comes to hiring flight attendants.
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Old 08-06-09, 10:03 AM   #6
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all seating is reconfigurable.

you should see the seating configuration on JAL domestic flight 747-400. popular routes have over 500 seats that are packed.

don't really have any complaints with any of the planes I've been on, A319, A340, 747-200, 747-400, 777 and the likes.
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Try Singapore Airlines or JAL, they're still very old fashioned when it comes to hiring flight attendants.
+11,000,000,000


Airlines can configure the seats however they see fit. I've been cramped on A310s and I've had plenty of room in some RJs.

Overall I like to quip that the seats in my Cessna 172 have more room than coach class on most airliners. It's funny cuz it's true. It used to be you could grab exit rows and bulkhead seats ahead of time, but the great unwashed have figured that trick out and ruined it.

We finally got to fly upstairs on a 747 last fall. OMG. Something like 5 feet between seats. Not exaggerating. The new business and first class "pod" seats are full of win as well.
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Yeah seating configuration is crucial. Bulkhead on an A320 provides the most leg room on any place that I've flown on.
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Airlines can configure the seats however they see fit. I've been cramped on A310s and I've had plenty of room in some RJs.

Overall I like to quip that the seats in my Cessna 172 have more room than coach class on most airliners. It's funny cuz it's true. It used to be you could grab exit rows and bulkhead seats ahead of time, but the great unwashed have figured that trick out and ruined it.

We finally got to fly upstairs on a 747 last fall. OMG. Something like 5 feet between seats. Not exaggerating. The new business and first class "pod" seats are full of win as well.

You should see the suites SA is installing in their new A380s.

http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_U...uite/suite.jsp
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Old 08-06-09, 11:22 AM   #10
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I like the room on the A-318 - A-320

On the other hand sitting in the window seat of the CRJ 200 is the kind of torture Dick Cheney would love.
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You should see the suites SA is installing in their new A380s.

http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_U...uite/suite.jsp
Those are sweet. Almost like railroad cabins. The Mile-High Club is going to get crowded.
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this one looks like it could be pretty good too:
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Those are sweet. Almost like railroad cabins. The Mile-High Club is going to get crowded.
If this A-380 is a rockin, don't bother knockin!
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The only real problem I've ever had was on either a Canadair or Embraer regional jet - can't remember which it was (USAirways express flight). The overhead compartment was too small to fit my rollaround laptop case in, so I ended up with the thing at my feet for the whole flight.
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