Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Oct 2016
Total posts 9
I recently flew Thai Airways and took 2 flights with them. One on the 787 Dreamliner and the other on the new Airbus A350.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Mar 2015
Total posts 167
I fully agree with you. The A380 is superb and a very close second is the A350. I loved flying both of these and they are way ahead of the B787 in all respects as far as passenger comfort is concerned. Airbus make great earoplanes to passenger in. Beautiful!!!
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 06 Apr 2012
Total posts 77
What were the key factors that made the A350/380 a better travel experience for you compared the 787 ? For example, was it the legroom, general cabin spaciousness, cabin noise, overhead locker storage, speed of embarkation/disembarkation, bathrooms, etc etc ... Was the travel class economy ?
Member since 08 Jun 2014
Total posts 88
I’ve flown both Y and J in the 787’s and only Y in the A380 and A350.
Member since 21 May 2014
Total posts 169
Are we talking about things that aren't specifically Airbus or Boeing features on the aircraft such as the seats etc in determining if one aircraft is better than the other?
Member since 01 Apr 2013
Total posts 2
I totally agree. Since the aircraft interiors/seats/fit-out are entirely at the discretion of the operator (not the manufacturer), these should not be taken as criteria to say one aircraft is superior to the other.
Aegean Airlines - Miles & Bonus
Member since 15 Jun 2016
Total posts 45
Provided we are comparing the same cabin product (seats), I'll take the 787 over A350 every day of the week. There's a greater sense of space, better overhead storage and larger lavatories. Interestingly, SQ cabin crew have mentioned on recent flights how dysfunctional the A350's galley is, and how it affects their service compared to their A380 and 777.
Member since 12 Aug 2017
Total posts 31
I've now flown several of each of the A350 and B787 and of various airlines.
Member since 19 Feb 2018
Total posts 1
I have flown on both the 350 (with SQ and Qatar) and the 787 (Qatar)
Member since 25 Nov 2013
Boeing really need to fix the window shades on the 787. They might dim the outside light but they don't keep out the sun. On a recent 787 flight from ICN to LHR I had the sun shining in my face for around 6 hours and couldn't block it out. A350 is my preferrence.
Member since 04 Apr 2014
Total posts 138
Agreed. They also badly reflect light from other parts of the cabin.
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Total posts 64
I tend to agree with the comments about the windows, they do not lead to a total "black out" as is necessary, in particular, on long haul flights.
Member since 26 Sep 2017
Total posts 6
I've done the same comparison...Air New Zealand B787-9 and Latam A350. I also prefer the A350 as an aircraft..it's economy seating plan is a little less cramped than B787. Air New Zealand has VERY GOOD service. I have made sound pressure level tests on many aircraft, all measurements being made in the economy part of the plane exactly on the leading edge of the wing. A380 is the most quiet aircraft, followed closely by A350, then B787, A330, A320, B777, B737. B787's got a problem with the window shades emitting heat and not fully shutting out the light.
Member since 06 Jul 2016
Total posts 14
For me the 787 beats the others because of the fresh cabin air it takes directly from outside, rather than through the engines. This fresh air has higher humidity, which, along with the higher oxygen levels in a cabin at 6,000ft pressure (as also on A350 and 380) is the key to my feeling refreshed rather than dehydrated and fatigued, when I disembark. I've flown each of these 3 a/c with the same cabin product in J with QR. I genuinely felt physically better arriving in DOH after 12 hours from Tokyo than I did when I boarded.
American Airlines - AAdvantage
Member since 20 Jun 2012
Total posts 4
Comparing same airline same seat manufacturer, and having done several flights (business) on both, A350 is a winner. No centre overhead bins on the 359 gives a great sense of space, environmentals are great although there is not too much in it when comparing to the 788. Re a comment on SQ 359, the seat choice is a worry - see some of the pics on how you need to angle your feet to be comfortable (unless foot size < ~34/ 6!).
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