The Great Debate: Airbus vs. Boeing

March 19, 2010 at 4:17 am | Posted in 1 | Leave a comment

Most of us realize that not all commercial airplanes look the same. Just like people there are small ones, big ones, fat ones and skinny ones. While it is not always apparent to the untrained passenger,  there are also Airbus planes and Boeing planes. Within the U.S. that’s it! The difference between these two aircraft manufacturers is summed up rather well in the book “Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_Are_from_Mars,_Women_Are_from_Venus)….They just are flat-out different and sometimes just don’t get along.

Boeing latest aircraft the 787 is being haled as one of the greatest aircraft of the 21st century. It’s carbon fiber design is truly revolutionary within the commercial aircraft market. Airbus’ big leap within the modern area of commercial aircraft has been the A380. Why doesn’t that plane sound or look familiar. Well for starters the thing is about the size of Canada and can only land at certain airports around the world. Unlike Boeing, Airbus bet its airplane’s success and its company’s success on the future of hub travel (i.e. everyone will fly into large airports first and then take small airplanes to get to where they actually want to go). In contrast Boeing has designed the 787 to be an airplane that can take you from point A to point B without have to stop at point C first. Unlike the A380, the 787 can land at nearly all commercial airports within the United States.

Check out the pictures below and decide for yourself. Which one would you rather fly on:

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