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Whos Your Queen Of The Skyes, A380 Or 747?  
User currently offlineBusinessboy From Norway, joined Mar 2004, 211 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6257 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.

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[Edited 2005-01-19 14:46:33]


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User currently offlineLa Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6226 times:

I agree with you, Businessboy. 747 all the way!!!!


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User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6192 times:

747 will always be the queen of the skies.

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6137 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  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6137 times:

Definitely the 747!!!!!!!!!!! A classic in civil aviation, no new "super-jumbo" can beat the "jumbo"!!!
I love the 747 as much as I hate the A380.
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User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6130 times:

"The flying Mastodon" title should be awarded for the A380, but only after her first flight.

The title of the Queen of the skies should remain for B747.

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User currently offlineCathay744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6119 times:

747´s Rule and will always be the Queen of the skies.

User currently offlineTAP1972 From Portugal, joined Dec 2003, 396 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6109 times:

What about 747 the Queen of the Skies
A380 the King of the skies


User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6094 times:

Well, "seeinz" that the A380 hasn't even left the ground yet, the 747 still is the only Queen of the skies!!  Big thumbs up

But I agree with all of you. The 747 will always be known as the Queen to me. I like TAP1972's version as well. A380 can have King of the sky status. IMO, there's a big difference.


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6093 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.
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User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6091 times:

Don't really like either...except maybe the 747SP?

User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6089 times:

Yeah the A380 is yet to get airborne, so therefore my vote goes to the 747! This aircraft will always remain one of the most amazing aircraft in my mind/heart!  Smile

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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6083 times:

The mighty B747 is and will always be the one and only Queen Of The Skies!


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The A380, despite it being very impressive and a great engineering achievement, it's so ugly that can only be described as the Forehead Of The Skies:


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User currently offlineCrox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 305 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6071 times:
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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.

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User currently offlineFlyer737sw From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6060 times:

I would have to say the 747 hands down...There is nothing else like this beast during take-off roll...Absolutely amazing...

Kevin


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5048 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5989 times:

Now and Forever:


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12091 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5972 times:
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B747 will always remain the Queen of the Skies

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User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5967 times:

It has to be the 747, A380 is way too ugly!~


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User currently offlineBusinessboy From Norway, joined Mar 2004, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5945 times:

Looks like the 747 is winning to be the QUEEN of our skies!

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User currently offlinePihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 4402 posts, RR: 76
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5938 times:

But....
"The Queen has passed away...Long live the Queen !!!"



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User currently offlineSchipholjfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5935 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.



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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5932 times:

SNATH
It's so ugly that can only be described as the Forehead Of The Skies

Snath that's great, made me laugh. The 747 will always be the queen since the a380 will be the king.  Smile


User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5925 times:

The 747 is and always will be the queen of the skies. The A380 is not anything, it has to earn a title like king or queen of the skies.


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User currently offlineJAM747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5890 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.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7092 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5889 times:

For me at the moment, it is the 747-400. But this may change in the future, we'll have to wait and see.

25 Post contains images Pihero : Jam747, These are graceful : or these : One could call the 744 impressive...gracefulness is only in the eyes of the beholder. (Witness la Carlota incl
26 Simo82 : I like the A380, but the real Queen of the sky is and will be forever the Boeing 747!!
27 Arcano : Queen? Only one, the 747 of course (and I would dare to say that the 747 glory days were in hands of the 747-200). The 380? Just a huge fat servant of
28 Jfrworld : A380 doesn't even Qualify as an option for "Queen of the Skies" since it hasn't even been off the ground yet. How about this: A380 - Queen of the Tarm
29 767-332ER : I think the A380 being the forehead of the skies is the funniest damn comment in a while!!! Regards P.S. 747 is my Queen!!!
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