maxleg wrote: In fact, in general the Airbus family suck. The A340s used on the Munich => SFO root are horrible.
I haven't personally noted an issue with the A340 (Liked premium economy on Thai), but a colleague hates the 340 compared to the 747 for long haul flights simply because the cruising speed is so much slower, the flights are often an hour longer. Not sure about the 777.
maxleg wrote: Worst flights have be internal flights in Russia and Vietnam....I'm sure glad that I only have to go to US and Japan now
I'm not sure I could bring myself to set foot on a Russian airliner - I'm not "If it ain't Boeing I ain't going", but those are at another level.
I was once worried about taking a domestic Thai airways flight, Chiang Mai to Bangkok. What kind of plane would they have for a 1:10 minute flight? Needn't have worried - they used a 747. Took off and climbed to altitude almost vertically, enough cruising time for meal service. That's efficiency!
I actually really love flying Dash-8/similar small aircraft, if I can get a window. The view is spectacular by comparison, and if it's not, likely the weather is making things an interesting roller coaster of a flight.