To my the best of my knowledge, I have flown in the following aircraft:
- Airbus A319
- Airbus A320
- Boeing 737
- Boeing 747
- Boeing 757
- Embraer E-190
- Embraer ERJ-135/140/145
- McDonnell Douglas MD-80
But by far, my favorite plane to fly in is the Boeing 767.
Whereas the smaller planes I listed can feel cramped, and the B747 cold and sparse, the B767, at least to me, strikes the right balance between comfortable familiarity and spacious roominess. As an example, I have never been a fan of planes with more than three seats per row, especially towards the ends of the fuselage when trying to go to the bathroom from a window seat can be a complete pain in the butt. While the majority of the planes I listed fail in this instance [as they usually come in a 3-3 or 3-4-3 configuration], the B767 usually comes in a 2-3-2 configuration, something that makes me feel like less of a jerk whenever I need to relieve myself.
It certainly helps that the times I flew in a B767 were the result of a memorable trip:
- Iberia: Going on an orchestra tour of the Mediterranean regions of Europe and Africa back in the summer of 2001.
- American: Visiting my older brother on two occasions when he lived in San Jose, CA back in 2003.
- Delta: Going on a brief study abroad stint to Firenze back in 2004 when I was enrolled in college.
- Asiana: Travelling to Central Asia back in the summer of 2004.
It would be nice to eventually fly aboard one or more of the following planes:
- Airbus A330
- Airbus A340
- Boeing 747-8
- Boeing 777
- Boeing 787
Until then, the Boeing 767 holds the crown in my book.