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By that, I mean which aircraft is the most underrated/underused in their respective families? I.e. CRJ705 that trades 5 seats for a bit more range over CRJ900ER (1450nm v.s. 1376nm), much better runway performance and about $4 million cheaper as well.

The Boeing 767-200ER is also an insane aircraft, with the capacity of a 757-300 but the range of a proper widebody. I love using it out of traditionally "domestic" airports (i.e. Hollywood-Burbank) on international routes or just "skinny ultra-long haul" routes. 


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I can't think about an underrated aircraft in their family, but rather an underrated aircraft in their categories

 

The 757-300 was definitely an underrated aircraft, mainly due to when it was launched, but nowadays would be competing with the A321XLR and the MAX 10;

The Embraer E2 jets are also underrated, they are very similar to the A220, even better as a regional jet, but Airbus made huge marketing for Bombardier while Boeing turned its back on Embraer. But this may be a biased opinion since I'm Brazilian and a huge Embraer supporter :P



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737-700 and A318


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The Q400 has gained a bad reputation in some countries, but proved a reliable workhorse for many carriers and has often just become a victim to newer crews and questionable maintenance due to it's target market. It's a good regional aircraft and can easily form the backbone of a solid regional carrier with the right management.


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CRJ200s have a tainted rep, but they are perfect for filling 40-50 seat gaps in demand on domestic routes. I personally use them along with ERJ145s to fill domestic demand routes in and around Germany on my full-service carrier Deutscheadler (Only 1999, hence these two jets fit the timeframe well versus 2010+). 


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The ERJ-145. Much more comfortable than any CRJ and the 2-1 config is perfect.



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The Q400 has gained a bad reputation in some countries, but proved a reliable workhorse for many carriers and has often just become a victim to newer crews and questionable maintenance due to it's target market. It's a good regional aircraft and can easily form the backbone of a solid regional carrier with the right management.

Hence why SAS chose to retire their fleet of Q400s roughly a decade ago.

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Hence why SAS chose to retire their fleet of Q400s roughly a decade ago.

also hence why Air Canada chose to not retire their fleet of 43 Q400s ever


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A319-100LR, huge range for all the low/medium demand medium hauls out there.

 

767-200ER because literally a slightly bigger 757, that says enough.



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A319LR. Perfect for transatlantic/longrange flights between cities with lower demand.
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A330-800neo. Cheaper alternative to a 787 or A350 and ideal for long-haul routes with low to moderate demand.

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757M.  Why because for some reason new deliveries are every 2 weeks while the standard 757 is 3.



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757M.  Why because for some reason new deliveries are every 2 weeks while the standard 757 is 3.

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B753, A343, Tupolev 214, A306R.



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A319LR/737-700ER For the range and Vickers Vanguard for the fuel flow and capacity it's offers for the 50's and 60's and the DC10-15 for its short runway needs.

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A319LR, 737-700ER, 767-200ER



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By that, I mean which aircraft is the most underrated/underused in their respective families? I.e. CRJ705 that trades 5 seats for a bit more range over CRJ900ER (1450nm v.s. 1376nm), much better runway performance and about $4 million cheaper as well.

The Boeing 767-200ER is also an insane aircraft, with the capacity of a 757-300 but the range of a proper widebody. I love using it out of traditionally "domestic" airports (i.e. Hollywood-Burbank) on international routes or just "skinny ultra-long haul" routes. 

The 767-200ER is literally a 787, 20 years before it’s time. The A310-300 is hella underrated too, you can reach the whole of Eurasia and most of Africa if you are running a Central Asian / Russian \ Chinese airline


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The 767-200ER is literally a 787, 20 years before it’s time. The A310-300 is hella underrated too, you can reach the whole of Eurasia and most of Africa if you are running a Central Asian / Russian \ Chinese airline

Running a US airline right now, the A310-300 has ~5500nm range and 280 max seat capacity, it's literally a 757-300ER and I love it.


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definetly the A319 LR



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Airbus A320-200  :D


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