veteran - that is true - how many of you flown in : IL-14, IL-18, AN-24, AN-2, TU-104, TU-124, TU-134, TU-154, TU-154M, IL-86, IL-62, IL-62M, JAK-40, JAK-42 ... B707, DC8, B727, DC9, Caravelle That is something to be proud about.
(This discussion should be moved to amusement....)
OK I put on only the "vintage" planes. I can continue with more recent ones. B737-200 B737-300 B737-400 B737-500 B737-600 B737-700 B737-800 not yet the 900 B747-100 B747-200 B747-400 not yet the 800 B757-200 not the 300 B767-200 B767-300 B777-200ER B777-300ER the Dreamliner still waiting A310-300 A319 A320 both 100 and 200 although there is small difference concerning passenger A321 A332 A333 A343 unfortunately not 345 or 346 A380
DC10 MD11 ATR42-400 ATR42-500 ATR72-200 BaE 146 RJ85 RJ100 DASH 8-400 Fokker 70 Fokker 100 E190 E195 - E170+175 are still waiting. MD82 MD88 Saab 2000
It might come as a shock to you guys when I say that I've never flown on a B737 of any type, even though it is the most produced jetliner.
You're not missing anything! I flew on a 738 for the first time this year and it is definitely not as roomy as they A320 (I think the Airbus 18in campaign has got to me). Although like most Boeing aircraft (compared to Airbus types), the windows are bigger on the 737.
Baroque the main difference B737 and A320 is noise - the B737 is usually noisier. The space and seats does not come with the type but with the layout and seats used. B737-800 Royal Air Maroc is much spacier than B737-800 of Travel service or AA and this one is spacier than B737-800 of JetAirfly so.... Similar with A320. The seating in VirginAmerica A320 is outstanding and in Lynx A320 bad.
Also the age of the seats makes huge difference. I believe there is a significant development - the new seats tend to look thinner and this makes more space for the person - and according to my perception they are usually less uncomfortable.
There are also things hard to understand but I have a feeling that seats in EasyJet A319/A320 tend to be more comfortable than seats in Lufthansa A320/321. Why ? Different type but still.... I have not studied what seats each of them uses... Just personal observation.
Also another observation - I have flown with E190/195 4 times by LH and Nikky and in all cases the seats were probably the best seats I have met in any shorthaul plane. So LH has super seats in E195 and lousy ones in A321. . Maybe it has something to do with that the E195 was 1 year old, the A321 20 ! It was such a difference accentuated by just switching planes in MUC - so only 1 hour apart.
Baroque the main difference B737 and A320 is noise - the B737 is usually noisier. The space and seats does not come with the type but with the layout and seats used.
I agree about the noise part but regarding space, type does influence width. Regarding my earlier comments I did find the seats on the 737 to be narrower than the A320 (it didn't make it uncomfortable though) and it felt as if the seat was a bit closer to the window (although that might be influenced by the fact I just came of a widebody) however pitch wise it was all good. I do however have quite a small sample size with 3 A320 and only 1 737 flight.
And I definitely agree, airline layout/choice of seat and the age of seat certainly does play a role in comfort.