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Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?  
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

I think the classic looks better. It's quite beautiful.



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3489 times:
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Personally I prefer the SP, looks sexy, performance is shit hot but there's not many around anymore.....another classic disappearing fast.


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User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7006 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

I like the classic too. But to fly in I would take the 744. But I fly 742 in FS and love it. Both are great planes.


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

The 744 all the way. There is nothing like it.

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User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4373 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

The 744. The 742 looks like if it was about to explode...even when they were new, they just look so low-quality

User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

Although I don't like the 747 in general, I'd say the 742 is my favorite in this "match up".
I wish I had some experience on the SP though.



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User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

The 744 for sure. 742 is a nice aircraft, sure, but you can't beat that more proportional hump, great winglets and more modern engine covers...


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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

The VC-25A. It's a 742 with GE engines. Only 2 ever made, and IMHO, the ultimate 747s in the air. It's the only way to fly.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.


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User currently offlineVSIVARIES From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 108 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

I have to agree with Andz. 747SP is the best looking bird. I drive past this little (?) sucker every day on the way to work (BOH) and it looks awesome.
Surely there must be demand in Japan for a 400 version of the SP?


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User currently offlineAeroFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

744 - beauty, grace and power combined

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Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3377 times:

I really like with the B744 aircraft for myself. I will try to make flying on the B744 aircraft in the future.

User currently offlinePhilsquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

There is a demand in Japan...it's called the 747-400D

User currently offlineEGHHwizard From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

742 (powered by Rolls Royce RB.211 engines). Pure class!


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User currently offlineTarantine From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

I like the 747-400F. It looks like a 200 series, but has the larger wing and the winglets of the -400. I prefer the -200 series overall.

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10365 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3322 times:

Both are great and beautiful aircraft, but the bigger wings, engines and the winglets make the 744 the slightly better looking aircraft. But the original short upper deck looks better balanced than the long one introduced with the -300 series. If its shape alone, the 747-400F is the most attractive 747 ever.
The 747-300 is in my opinion the least attractive 747 series.
The 747SP is just cute and I like it very much although of cause it lacks elegance besides a 744.
I do not think a future 747 advanced will have better looks as it will be slightly stretched (generally not in favour of good looks) and will most likely have raked wingtips instead of winglets (what also doesn´t improve its attractivity).


User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

I like the 747-200, it looks great in Virgin Atlantic Livery, plus I get to see them all the time at Manchester as the only two Virgin have are based here.
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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4504 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

from a looks perspective the 744 is a little bit more classy but in terms of actually looking at one today in this day and age i'd much rather see a classic.

ask this question in 10 years and it'll say A380 or 744....



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

747-100/200 is my favorite.


Especially in American and Olympic colors.  Smokin cool


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User currently offlineVSXA380X800 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

I'm no fan of classics( or Boeing) so I would say the -400.............. and the -200. What the heck, they both look the same.


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User currently offlineFokker50 From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3255 times:

For me, the 744, is newer, and better in terms of security.


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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

I would have to go for the B742, and the reason is simple...the only time I ever sat in a cockpit during landing (summer of 2001). It was such a brilliant experience that I just love the Classic now, and I'm very grateful to the BA staff.


It was this very aircraft, which operated on that LHR-CAI flight


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User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

I prefer the 200. I like it`s simplicity in terms of shape compared to the 400.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

I ahven't been on at 742 but I have been on 743's and 744's. So I would have to go with the 744 by default and elimination.

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