Businessboy From Norway, joined Mar 2004, 211 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6306 times:
Hey, i dont want to start any war stuff. Though, the nose on the A380 isnt nice at all, looks like a bottlenose dolphine! But you could say the 747 is a hachback*( not sure how to spell that ). Anywho, the 747 will have to be my Queen for the time being.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2690 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6186 times:
I agree that even with the introduction of the A380, the 747 will remain the one true queen of the skies for its good looks and the fact that it was the first and biggest jumbo jet for 35 years until now. I hope we see new versions of it and keep it flying for another 35 years
JumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6142 times:
Well she was the first queen of the skies and i think she deserves to keep the title .
Maybe we should be asking this question in 35 years time when the 380 clocks up some years.
Anyways congratulations to airbus on their new plane i got to admit the plane is looking better.
They say a picture tells a thousand words.
Crox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 306 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6120 times:
Like most people I say the 747, the first true mammoth to reach for the skies, the A380 may end up being the largest civilian plane, but it will never be the groundbreaker that the 747 was. before the 747 we had the 707 or the Dc8, when the 747 was rolled out it was was done so with awe, expectation and bewilderment, can we say that the A380 had the same effect, can we say 40yrs from now that the A380 revolutionised air traffic the way the 747 did?.
Long live the 747, but, if the A380 brings down fares, makes life easier for all that work hard at the airports she serves. and brings air travel to all that currently can't afford it, then long live the A380.
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to the society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute
Schipholjfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5984 times:
> "The Queen has passed away...Long live the Queen !!!"
Don't count your chicken before they are hatched... let's see how far A380 goes (30 year legacy) before you declare the Queen dead. A380 has not even made its first flight yet. So hold your horses. No so fast champ. Somehow I don't see the Queen passing away anytime soon... Long live the 747. Once a queen, always a queen. While I do admire the technology behind the A380, graceful it is not. Even today when you look at a 747 for the millionth time you still see that old-world grace and the amazing power that makes her the Queen of the Skies! There will be many pretenders to the throne (aka A380), but the "original" will always live on forever.
JAM747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 5939 times:
No matter how advanced a plane is or the economics to an airliner, in the eyes of a true aviation enthusiast certain qualities allows certain aircrafts to out shine others. The 747 is definitely the Queen and will be for a long time . Not only is she exceedingly graceful but she made an impact in aviation and man's history that makes it very difficult for another plane to emulate. There might be bigger and faster planes but she will out shine many if not all of them for a very long time.