Sex appeal - B787 or A350?

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TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Sex appeal - B787 or A350?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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B747 is the sexiest of the lot - The Julie Newmar of planes.

But the 787 and A350, of the two, which do you find more sexy?

There is something most alluring about the wingtips and the front end (cockpit window frames) of the A350...

deanr

Member since 04 May 2015

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Can't say I've ever been allured by wingtips or a window frame to be honest.

I'd be more interested in the cabin crew who are people rather than glass, plastic, metal and composite matter, but whatever floats your boat I guess?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Ha! Good one...yes call it a fetish. I could spend all day looking at planes on the tarmac. 

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

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I think the 787 and A350 are both about as alluring as a Y salad!!!

For wingtip and cockpit window frame fetishes go no further than the magnificent DC-8, oh they were the days. Svelt.

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

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Julie Newmar's figure was always in total controll, I think a 747's figure looks like it's in need of a good girdle up front.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

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Well if we agree that 747 is the best then we can make contest. It is tuff call – I see what you saying about “frameless” front window of A350, but I like how 787 looks when banking and wings bended up – like real bird.

Jedinak K

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Sep 2012

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Both birds look great when flying. However the only thing that bugs me about the Dreamliner is the APU, looks totally out of place and makes the B787-8 look awkward. 

JulesVerne

Member since 16 Sep 2016

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Without a doubt.  Dreamliner.

Phalanger

Member since 31 Aug 2013

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Easily the B787.  The 9 model it is really well balanced and has shapes that were only achievable with the monolithic design which the A350 does not have.


The A350 took mashed designed parts parts from the A380 around the cockpit and front wheel well to save design time.  That means the nose was oversized for the body and had to quickly squash back to the fusalage shape, making the nose look like a bus stuck to the front of the plane (http://www.airliners.net/photo/Qatar-Airways/Airbus-A350-941/3981141).  Compared that to the 787 which has a very smooth transition from the nose to the body (http://www.airliners.net/photo/American-Airlines/Boeing-787-9-Dreamliner/3977747).

The B777 has a similar history with opposite effect.  Boeing took the nose from the 767 to save time which has a smaller body than the 777.  It means the part behind the cockpit is a spacer to fit the cockpit section to body of the plane, making it look like the nose is pointing out (http://www.airliners.net/photo/Swiss-International-Air-Lines/Boeing-777-3DE-ER/3981133).

The winglets on the A350 are cool, but B787 wing is just stunning!

MattJelonek

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I did post this the other day but the site went down.


I have yet to have flown the A350 but keen to do so. I'm more of person who likes the interior and experiences on planes... the Dreamliner is indeed a wonderful experience and comfortable to be flown in. I believe I'll be in the A350 in March from SG to LAX.

haz1003

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Love how you can always see out of the 787's windows even when fully tinted. I haven't been on an A350 yet.

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