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The 747, Still The Real Queen Of The Air!  
User currently offlineLuxair From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 852 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

I recently flew with Klm's 747-300 from Amsterdam to Paramaribo (Surinam, South America) and decided to make this short remark just to let you know and to remember you that the real Queen of the air is still the good
old 747  Smile/happy/getting dizzy (no offend against other products )  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Honestly, I flew with a lot of different modern airliners including the 777, 340, 330 ect., but the 747 beats them all
(I speak from the bottom of my heart)
Klm's 747-300 are realy old, on the way to Paramaribo I flew with PH-BUR "Indus" who was delivered in
December 1981 and to be honest they are not quite nor equipped with modern entertainment systems but
behalf of that the legroom was not bad at all, the seats where comfortable and you feel secure on this birds .
I have to mention that when I flew last september with Malaysian Airlines from Ams to Kuala Lumpur on the 777
I felt much more scramped in the 777 as in the 747!!! The way back from Paramaribo to Ams was on the
PH-BUU Sir Frank Whittle delivered in September 1983. I flew several times before with Klm's 747 but now
after all the flights with the " modern airliners" I suddenly realised that the good old 747 is still my preferred
airliner!!!

Greetings to all the 747 lovers out there and hope she will stay with us for a looooooooong time

Marc



Marvin Lee Cooper
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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

I for one agree with you... no matter what new aircraft I fly on, nothing still beats flying on the B747  Smile


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineAFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

Nice topic, I agree wholeheartedly, the 747 is definitely still the queen of the skies. Lets hope it stay that way for a long time to come.


Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you long to return
User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

Yes, 747's are amongst the best,


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but not as good as


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Matt



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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

A picture says a thousand words,


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see what I mean.

ual 777 contrail


User currently offlineToner From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

I got my B-747 ATP Rating in 1972. The same AC if flew was destroyed when TWA 800 was blown up.

My family and I always flew First Class. Royal Ambassador Service was outstanding (I had to pay a $10 surcharge, but hey, ........).

Champaign Cocktails when you boarded, plus outstanding food and drink, and service.

In those days, the upper deck was the First Class Lounge.

God be with the days, we'll never see them again.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

Yes, it is the best to look at. However I prefer flying on smaller aircraft, Props/regional jets (ERJ145 is alot of fun).

Regards

Dan Big grin


User currently offlineToner From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

For long overwater flights, there's nothing like 4 engines.

Take it from someone who lost one.


User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

Cool report Luxair but the 747-300 didnt enter service until 1983 not 1981. So what you flew on must have been one of the 200's that was sent back for the stretched upper deck conversion.


Treat others as you expect to be treated!
User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

Funny when I started flying we had the option of being qualified on the 747 or not, and a lot of girls(we didn't have guys back then) really chickened out on that big plane-myself included. Back then I did most of my flying on the 727's, even avoiding the DC-8's and the DC-10's. Then when we were taken by PanAm and I moved bases I had the great pleasure of getting on a "74". I can't believe what I missed for so many years.

Toner said it best-Those days are gone forever. They were great while they lasted, the extensive FC service that both TWA and PanAm did, wow! If you never got to experience it, I feel sorry for you. The companies do a pretty good service today, but nobody does anything like 20 years ago.


User currently offlineLuxair From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3129 times:

Toner, Skyhawk hmmm the good old days  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I like this nostalgic comments and I have to agree with you concerning the old days 20 years back I flew with DC8, 727 ect., but these days are gone forever at least here in Europe where i live :-(

ATA L1011 of course you are right, I know, but in some way ore another Klm call the converted 200 officialy 300!!!






Marvin Lee Cooper
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3114 times:
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Watching a 747 take-off is a mind-blowing experience, for such a huge aircraft it still has graceful lines and a "imposing" feeling to it.

"Actions speak louder than words"

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