Top Ten Commercial Aircraft

Which commercial airplane or commercial aircraft model/family was best in every way possible, or how they revolutionized the aviation industry.

The Top Ten

1 Boeing 777

The 777 is the best best plane I've ever taken, especially the 300er

Best high tech plane in the world

Used and trusted by the almost all the big guns in commercial aviation.

Technically the most reliable aircraft in the skies for both passengers and airlines.
Taking Emirates as an example the 777 is the backbone of the company's success.
Numerous records have been established this plane and its design is probably one of the prettiest so far.
With upcoming 777x airlines have already placed record breaking orders which again shows how reliable this aircraft is.
Overall, it it the best commercial airplane in the skies!

2 Boeing 747

Best ever shame on you emeriates for wasting your money one the a380

Simply the best and no other can match to true queen of the skies, most are now retired so will be sad when there are no more!

How did the a380 get up here? I mean... they are saying they will be put out of production in 2020! the 747 by the way has been flying for over 50 years *cough cough* a380 is a failure and waste of money. (the amount of money wasted is over 20 billion dollars, good job airbus you gave yourself a bad name). Oh the 747 over 2500 have been produced (a lot for a large plane especially at this size). The 747 should be the king of the skies not the queen (because it is the definition of moving forward in aviation as well as state of the art technology). Oh yes Airbus supporters don't get angry about this... oh yes the A350 *cough cough* fake 787 disgraceful and rude. Do not get me started on how the a380 looks...

Best plane ever.
It was an original concept. A lot of paperwork, design changes. It had a good safety record, it's been in the skies for over 40 years now. A380, on the other hand had only spent 5 odd years. -100, -200, -400 ETC to name a few, Lot of improvement, innovation over years. It is now the longest and the fastest public airplane. Love the graceful hump. It is always exhilarating to watch a 747 land. QUEEN OF THE SKIES, INDEED.

3 Airbus A380

The Airbus A380 is an Amazing Aircaft, with it's high density passenger layout it could carry up to 853 passengers, not only that, the Efficiency of this Gentle Giant is not matched by any other. The Airbus A380 also boasts multiple arrays of high tech equipment and avionics making it as All Airbus aircraft are, Safe, Reliable, Efficient, Easy-to Fly, Comfortable and much more. The Entire Plane is a Beautiful Feat of Engineering and Design and no other aircraft can compete with it, It takes an A380 to Compete with an A380.

King of the skies - so luxurious, quiet and smooth. Simply awesome

Seeing how big it was, I thought that it was gonna have turbulence and is gonna be loud. I was in Business class at the window. And oh my god. It was the smoothest plane I have ever been on. 90% of the planes I have been on was the Boeing 777 or 747. And the Airbus doesn't have much noise compared to those Boeings I mentioned. It's the future of aviation. The seats in Business is bigger than the Boeings. You don't feel claustrophobic or miserable. I bet that the people who voted for Boeing 777 and 747 were just Americans having pride in their country by liking Boeing.

Its one of the biggest aircraft ever. It carry more than the Boeing also it has more facilities. Its more comfortable.that's why all the airlines want the A380. Also Emirates is one of the best airlines in the world made the largest order for the A380.

4 Concorde

The King of the Skies, who was dethroned by economics. The fastest civilian aircraft ever flown to date, more than worthy of holding the title. I lament the dethroning.

Who could forget the Concorde, it was the first and last commercial aircraft to break the sound barrier. This meant that you could go from London to New York in around 6 hours or less that's almost twice as fast as modern aircraft today.

Wish they just improved technology, comfort and fuel efficiency on this record-breaking beauty of an aircraft. Twas one giant leap backwards when taken out of service. I wonder if we will see such an aircraft in the near future, with all the tech we have.

The delta wing icon that was the result of a collaboration between Britain and France. Fastest commercial plane to this day. The 747 that went on to beat Concorde in sales was the result of Concorde beating the Boeing 2707 to production.

5 Boeing 737

I have literally flown on almost every series of this plane. It has come a very long way from the original 100/200 series, that flight was on a "metro jet", I remember the red livery like it was yesterday, then working for southwest I have flown on the 300 series, the 400 series, the 500 series and of course the 700 series, recently I flew the 900 series and this plane has come a very very long way and none of my flights have resulted in fear or anxiety. I get more worked up over having to fly on an Airbus A321, I've grown to appreciate the work horse Boeing 737 series it's the do all of the short to medium range commercial jets.

This plane has been around in one form or another since nearly the beginning of the jet age. It's not as beautiful as some other airliners, but it's a proven workhorse! I love Boeing aircraft.

The Boeing 737 has established the best safety record ratio for passenger miles flown. Since it was unveiled by United in 1968 it has been improved continuously over the last 45 years. Today the 737-800 and beyond are the safest, strongest, aircraft. Airbus is good but..."If it ain't Boeing, I'm not going! "

The Boeing 737 is an amazing aircraft. I have been on long flights with this aircraft and they are quite enjoyable. Not to small, not to big. Another thing is that it can fly so far. I have been on 4 hour flights with the Boeing 737. The best aircraft type in my opinion!

6 Airbus A330

Fuel efficient, superb gliding ability, very smooth landings, comfort only rivalled by the 350 and 380, very profitable for airlines

Fuel efficient, very quiet, very wide, and obciously the best aircraft ever.

Kind of loud. But spacious and not crammed. Beautiful bird.

I had the smoothest landing in it

7 Airbus A350

Most beautiful MODERN aircraft. Quiet, safe and efficient. Love to just watch it taking off at my home airport.

This is not a copy of any Boeing plane fist it is the wides aircraft what Airbus did was take 2 A330 to make 1 A350. This list is not correct at all as people are picking by nation not merit yes the 747 should be number 1 it's been here for 40 years but all airlines are putting them on the shelf and as for European airlines buying out of duty ha ha that's what US airlines have always done

The Airbus A350 holds a far more advanced technology throughout the whole aircraft and inside the cockpit. The wingtips are folded in to create more lift, making the passengers gain more comfort and luxury. I personally think that this is a very well-planned aircraft.

Personally speaking, I think this is a gorgeous aircraft with wonderful technology. Really, I don't know why people always pick on airbus, saying that this is copied from boeing...I would gladly fly with this a350 any day.

8 Boeing 787

The 787 is a plane not made out of aluminium, witch means it's stronger and can cary more passengers and cargo. It can go further then a 767 and 757, so it will replace those planes in the future. It is a better plane over all, and will replace more airplanes. While also being small, the 787 can cary a lot of passengers and can cary first class. So it's small, but yet big. It's a very good airplane.

Cutting edge Technology. Choose new electrical system compared to bleed air. Increased pressurized cabins. Airbus backed away from these concepts.

This plane is overrated and dangerous! I love the 747, 757, 767, and 777 much more. They are way safer, and just looks better. And it is just unfair to be comparing that big trent 1000 plane to a little 757. come on guys!

By far the most advanced and well designed plane in the skies. More comfortable and enjoyable flight than you could imagine.

9 Lockheed L-1011 TriStar

Flew in it only once, but among my most memorable flights ever.

This aircraft had the best autopilot in history. It actually had the ability to land the plane itself.

Rode the L-1011 twice in the 80s/90s on Delta and ATA. Loved the RB-211s and the living room feel. From all pilot accounts it had the best air conditioning system. It was ahead of its time in terms of technical advances and flight control. Of course, it's design was a cut above the rest.

A stellar aircraft. Bring it back, please!

10 Boeing 767

This mid sized jet is one of the best planes I have ever flown on in my entire life. Although it was only a one hour flight from Melbourne to Sydney, I was able to notice how smooth the landing was, how quiet the engines were and how easy it was to move around the cabin.

Most comfortable plane to fly. Plane designed by pilots for pilots, great plane, Boeing had to work more on efficient engines instead of designing something new with such many problems. Concentrate in making what is good even better and stop the race with airbus for Gods sake...

Without a doubt the best I've flown. You have to get to the airport pretty late to have to fly in a middle seat.

Takes down buildings

The Contenders

11 McDonnell Douglas DC-10

After all of the kinks were worked out in the 70's and it did get a bad rap, deservedly so.. I can bet you will never find a flight attendant who didn't love working the DC-10! We had a blast on that plane because we had the Lower Lobe galley to escape to, giving us a break from the passengers after our work was done and we took a short break.. It gave you a mind clearing relaxation break with out the annoying fear of being interrupted by a passenger while taking a break unlike all main floor galley planes! I just loved working down there too! Passengers loved it because of the large area in back to stretch out and 4 bathrooms straight across the back of the plane! We miss you "the 10" as we called it!

It was the first jumbo with less than 4 engines this was a great aircraft

The DC-10 did have a bad rep but after the 1970s it all seemed to clear away. The DC-10 may not have been one of the safest planes but it was one of the most innovative, revolutionary, and beautiful airplanes ever built.

Thank you for your cooperation

12 Airbus A320

It seems we are mixing things up a bit. Is this about planes or nations? A lot of them great craft in their day, but it seems that a 707 is better than an A330? 727 better than an E190? Its like saying that a P51 is better than an F16! In their time great! But because craft are made in another country does not mean that they are inferior!

I completely agree that many people here are mixing up this and are only focusing on where the plane was made. Anyway, I have been on a 747, 767, 737, 727, and 757. For airbus I have been on 320, 330, 340, and 380. The 320 was my favorite for a number of reasons... BUT, what I find weird is that the 320 is behind the 787 by several planes. I didn't see any Airbus sitting on the ground for four months!

Arguably better than the 737 (I've been on both). Wonderful work of genius.

Used in great amounts worldwide!

13 Douglas DC-3

It's not the quickest nor the quietest, but it has charm and character. A truly cool plane and a thrill when you rarely see one.

A plane that change everything, and don't know what retirement is. Almost a century after her first flight, she just keep flying for war and peace. Try to name any aircraft that could come near her in service record.

At one time nearly every passenger airplane in the world was a DC3. It did more to move commercial aviation forward than any other plane.

Is this aircraft was there in world war 2

14 McDonnell Douglas MD-11

Too bad it is only used as a freighter nowadays. Would love to fly on board one of these.
Just listen to the sound of the engines and you know how fascinating this plane is.

I like this plane although I'm quite happy that they're retired and now only cargo planes because safety record: like 3 stars. It's still overly nifty for cargo.

DC-10 twin but top of the line newer, nicer more modern but NOT BETTER! Constant electrical problems, video problems looked nice but most passengers were displeased as their videos were no operative on long flights and lots of complaints! Was ok to work on as a flight attendant but no Lower Lobe Galley to escape to and the way they were set up not as much stretching space for passengers like its older sister the DC-10 as this was a all main floor galley plane taking up the space in the cabin unlike it's predecessor! Not my favorite!

This is is the coolest plane

15 Boeing 757

My very first flight was on one of these. Just a normal holiday flight to HRG with the in Germany legendary LTU. I always felt safe in it and would definitely fly on a 757 again.

Fantastic plane! Very smooth and as quick as a modern day 747 despite being over 20 years old.

Great plane flew from manchest to turkey and back in this. Comfortable ride each way!

The 757 is elegant in every way. It looks the way a commercial aircraft should look. Paired with Rolls Royce engines, it has one of the highest thrust to weight ratios of any commercial aircraft.

16 Airbus A340

This aircraft has a pretty good safety record. The only major crash I remember was an Air France crash back in 2005 and that was due to nothing but pilot error and bad weather.

Unique layout and ability to go to any airport (that has a runway long enough) to any other airport in the world.

Four engines, beautiful and not as fat as 747 or A380. 4 engines 4 long hauL!

A340-600 is just next to 747 in terms of its airborne charm.

17 Airbus A321

Air bus always better then Boeing they are more safer then Boeing I afraid to fly with Boeing airplanes

Agreed Airbus is way better

If Boeing had a rival for this plane it would be the 757.

Great plane! can't doubt it's capabilities and luxury!

18 Antonov An-225 Mriya

It's not that hard to build a big plane if you've got a lot of money

Its just a cargo plane no a big deal

Excellent Jet, Excellent loader

Biggest aircraft yet. Mwuhahaaha

19 De Havilland Comet

I would like to recognize this aircraft as being the first ever aircraft to use jet engines. It's only fault (and biggest one that doomed the bird) was it's extremely thin skin, and poor design that was probed to attract metal fatigue. It was a tragedy.. Two comets brought down by a flying bomb. When the metal fatigue finally gave way, the aircraft ripped itself into pieces. This aircraft honestly could have done better, but by the time they improved the Comet, it was too late. Boeing had already made the 707 and the Comet slowly disappeared, out of aviation.

Shame this beautiful plane couldn't stand the pressure of high altitude

Really nice bird, but it's designers were too greedy

The beginning of it all...

20 Airbus A350 XWB

I've been to the Boeing plant and they said if it's not Boeing I'm not going

The A350 XWB is a technologically advanced twinjet which was meant to compete with the Boeing 787. This plane is unique in its own ways, and is still an efficient, long range, and comfortable aircraft

The A350 XWB is one of the most advanced aircraft, it is a great mix between fitting in with the rest of the Airbus family and leading with innovations. It's an aircraft of the future.

This just proves airbus is copying Boeing.

21 Airbus A300

This was the K-MART version of the 767! As a flight attendant it actually was a nice plane to work on but we were always a little frighted of it! We flight attendants called it the "SCARE-BUS" and for good reason! Several incidents of very bad turbulence and the back of the plane was notorious for fish tailing and throwing us around like you dolls! I personally was thrown through the ceiling in the galley during turbulence smashing the galley lights with my head coming down on the ovens and ripping up my back! Blood all over badly injured and my coworker grabbed on the hand holder along the bottom of the overhead bins, ripping his shoulder out of the socket, screaming bloody murder in pain. Have had several back and neck surgeries since then all due to this plane! It was also made very cheaply and broke down allot as well! SAFE TO SAY NOT MY TOP RATED pick!

I understand your hate for this plane but your story is just absolute baloney.

It looks descant had an advanced cockpit for the time it flew and I'm trusting you about it being a K-Mart 767.

22 Boeing 727

Was a flight attendant and we all loved flying the 727-200 that is. The 727-100 not so much.. It was awkward and discombobulated working on it! The 200 was safe, spacious and you always felt safe!

My 1st jet flight was a PSA 727- 200 in 1970. I used the Airstairs to disembark at SAN

23 Bombardier CSeries

Probably the best plane on the market right now.

A beautiful, comfortable and capable airplane.

Very efficient and quiet. Rode it in Europe

Beautiful dependable aircraft

24 McDonnell Douglas DC-11

Do you mean the MD-11? Cause that's that the stretched DC-10 is actually called.

25 Piaggio P180 Avanti

I don't even know what this is.

I don't think that is even a plane

Great plane!


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