Flight attendants develop a more comprehensive and detailed knowledge of aircraft models than the average passenger based on their training and the time they spend flying.
Seven flight attendants told Business Insider what their favorite plane is and why. They work for airlines such as American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. (Six of them asked for anonymity for fear of reprisals from their employer.)
That’s what the flight attendants said.
“I love my Airbus 321 because it’s the largest and you have the most space,” said a Spirit Airlines flight attendant. “You have the most passengers to deal with, and the more passengers you have to deal with, the faster the flight goes by. And then you have the most crew members, so you have more people to talk to, more interactions, and that personally makes it easy for me more fun. “
A Delta Air Lines flight attendant said that her favorite airplane is the Airbus 319 because it is small – which means fewer passengers need to be served – and has been renovated by Delta in recent years with amenities like televisions and electrical outlets.
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“It’s a beautiful airplane and it’s really nice to work with because there are two aisles, the galleys are big enough and you have everything you need,” said a United Airlines flight attendant.
A Delta Air Lines flight attendant said the Airbus A320 looked good, had plenty of interior space, newer technology, and was easy for passengers to get on and off.
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“It’s just clean and new and you have more space to work, more space in the galley to get things done,” said an Envoy Air flight attendant about the Embraer 175, which is her favorite plane she worked on ,
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The Envoy Air flight attendant said the Airbus 330 was her favorite plane she was flown with as a passenger.
“I loved how big it was and how much space [the flight attendants] had to do everything they had to do, “she said.
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“It’s a smaller group of people, just 70 passengers, so it’s a lot easier to meet people,” said Sally Ann MacLagan, flight attendant at Mesa Airlines. “And then I have the experiences that make the most sense because I can spend more time with people in person.”
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“It’s our wide-body aircraft and it’s big and beautiful,” said an American Airlines flight attendant. “The crew berths are also very comfortable.”
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