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View Poll Results: Prefer wide body or narrow body planes to Europe in economy class?
Narrow Body (One aisle) 3 6.38%
Wide Body (Two aisles) 23 48.94%
Don't know or care 21 44.68%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-18-2017, 12:12 PM
 
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I just found out my next flight to Europe is on a narrow body plane (Boeing 757). I am use to wide body planes to and from Europe. Yes, the seat pitch and width of my seat is the same regardless, but to me, it seems more cramped and less comfortable.

Would you like to fly on a wide body or narrow body plane in your next long 8-hour overnight flight to Europe? (If you were flying in economy class.)
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:19 PM
 
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Continental used to have lots of flights like this. The advantage was more and smaller European destinations with nonstop flights. Disadvantage, as you say, is a small plane.

I have been on some of these flights. Not a great deal worse than economy on a larger plane. Survivable for me for 8 hours. If I had a choice I would avoid. If the alternative is a change of planes in Europe to get to the final destination- swallow hard, take the 757, and try to get an aisle seat.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I like those small planes. The service seem to be better there. If I had a choice, that would be my preference.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:43 PM
 
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I sit in my seat, turn my body towards the window, and close my eyes. I don't see or care about anything else.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:48 PM
 
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eh, I only want the plane that stays in the air until it is supposed to land, I don't care how narrow or wide it is.
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:59 PM
 
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Assuming there's no difference in the size of my personal seat space, I don't really care how large the plane is.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:09 PM
 
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I'm a nervous flier and always opt for larger planes when possible, as generally speaking, the bigger the plane, the less you feel turbulence.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:59 PM
 
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Europe, pffft. I do that standing on my head.

Take a flight over to Asia and come back to us with comments.
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:21 PM
 
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In my book, the airline, the service, their safety record and the safety record of the pilots and the airport all matter. The size of the plane doesn't matter.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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eh, I only want the plane that stays in the air until it is supposed to land, I don't care how narrow or wide it is.
I'll add that I care about the cost. Otherwise, I just don't give a damn.

Most recent overseas trip: Raleigh to Boston, Boston to Dubai (where we visited Dubai on the outbound trip), Dubai to Capetown. Reverse on the way home without the visit to Dubai - straight through, 32 hour trip from Capetown to Raleigh. All in coach (though I admit most of it was Emerites - best inflight entertainment possible.) Ages? 73 and 60. We lived through it to tell the tale. And had a blast on the trip.
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