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Airbus & Boeing, what the difference?

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Airbus & Boeing, what the difference?

When I leave Adelaide to Hong Kong I will be on an Airbus Industris A330-300. But when I leave Hong Kong to JFK I will be on a Boeing 747-400.

I was just wondering what the difference between the two planes are?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Airbus & Boeing, what the difference?

Everything. Did you have anything specific in mind? Look at seating arrangements on www.flightguru.com

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2. Re: Airbus & Boeing, what the difference?

I was just wondering if there was a huge difference or if the two planes were mostly the same. Im guess they're not!

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3. Re: Airbus & Boeing, what the difference?

Well they have both got four engines, a big wing and a fuselage if that helps. But as Joe says, that's about all they have in common as you are about to find out.

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4. Re: Airbus & Boeing, what the difference?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A330

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747

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5. Re: Airbus & Boeing, what the difference?

mfuwe

A330 with FOUR engines???

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6. Re: Airbus & Boeing, what the difference?

Although the seat itslef, if on the same airline, should theoretically have the same amount of space and layout, the 747 feels roomier than an Airbus because it is a bigger plane. Having said that, if you have just one traveling partner, I like the Airbus 2 seats by the window so you don't have a third person in the row. It also makes going to the restroom (or letting your seatmate go) a bit easier.

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7. Re: Airbus & Boeing, what the difference?

Well there you go Hans. No expert at all am I?

I thought A330 was a 340 variant but it seems somebody sawed off two engines.

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8. Re: Airbus & Boeing, what the difference?

As the old Virgin saying used to go... '4 engines 4 long haul'.

Inside, you will not notice much difference (apart from the B747 has another level upstairs), but in both planes, you'll board through a similar door, sit in a similar seat, get the same feeling at take off, landing and cruise, and most importantly, arrive at your destination in one piece in both planes.

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9. Re: Airbus & Boeing, what the difference?

That's odd. Us old bold pilots used to say "Double the engines and there is twice as much to go wrong!"

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10. Re: Airbus & Boeing, what the difference?

This was something SRB decided to plaster all over his planes, probably a dig towards British Airways. Virgin have only flown 4-engine aircraft, the B747 and A340. They also have the A380 and B787 on order - the latter only having two engines though!

Another famous dig towards BA was when Virgin famously painted the Union Flag on their planes and called themselves Britain's Flag Carrier, this was in response to BA's decision to paint their tails with abstract world tails.

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