FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2903 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3270 times:
I don't think referring to a DC-10 as a "jumbo jet" is such a stretch. In fact, it's pretty common...I have heard all of the first generation of widebodies (747, DC-10, L-1011) referred to as "jumbo jets," even if it properly describes only the 747.
JA54123 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 137 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3250 times:
And a DC-10 isn't a "jumbo jet"?
I've always thought of the L-1011, DC-10 and 747 as jumbo jets, even if most of the population thinks the 747's real name is jumbo jet. I asked a friend traveling oveseas one time what kind of aircraft she would fly on and she said "oh probably a jumbo jet" not having a clue as to the actual type of aircraft.
Rams777 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 58 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3157 times:
I was on a Middle East Airlines MEA (A330) flight to Beirut last month, and was sitting next to some gentleman who explained; that the Airbus A330 we were on was very spacious and nice, but the best experience he had was on an "Airbus 777".....
Cha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 773 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
Back to the jumbo/747 thing...when I checked-in at HKG for a flight to SIN on SQ, I asked the ticket agent if I could stand-by for an earlier flight. He said yes. I asked what type of a/c it was and he proudly responded, "Megatop, sir!"
At that point not knowing SQ a/c nomenclature, I asked, "747?" to which he emphatically responded, "Yes sir, Megatop!"
Once while flying on an L1011, I heard the F/A call it an "LTE1011." Was this a mistake or a subtype of a/c?
You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12129 posts, RR: 37 Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2900 times:
Jumbo jet is NOT an official name for the 747. It is just an unofficial nickname that many people know, and hence most people refer to the 747 as a jumbo jet, even though technically any plane can be called a jumbo, it just depends on your own definition on what is jumbo-sized
Sjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2894 times:
On the news the other day... were discussing the C-5 Galaxy that got hit by ground fire in Iraq while saying "just like the aircraft seen here" when it was some sort of AWACS four-holer, can't remember the military designation... clearly not a C-5 though.
Socalatc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 511 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2786 times:
I once looked at a flight strip working clearance delivery. The A/C type as filed was a CE172 but it was filed using jet airways with a final altitude as FL390. When he called for clearance I had to ask a question or two, then found out he was a Cessna Citation X. Pretty funny!
Fritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2777 times:
"BNE-SIN B747-200 (1996) captain welcomed everybody onboard a brand new Boeing 747-400"
I wouldnt feel very comfortable while being on that flight. Wonder if they left without the FE aswell to make it seem like a 747-400??
The biggest f*ck up that I have ever whitnessed was when a passenger asked how to get onto the upper deck of the aircraft. We were flying on a A320...
One thing that made me laugh was also when a man who thought he was a know it all, asked the FA what had happened to the other two engines on our 747. It was a flight from IAD-TPA on a 767 (equiptment change from a 757).
SwissA330 From Switzerland, joined Mar 2002, 613 posts, RR: 16 Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2733 times:
I've heard a L-1011 be called a "McDonnell Douglas Ten-Eleven" .
Well this would then be the Boeing 10-11 by now
Didn't they mix up on 9/11 in the beginning (when it was still only on on CNN) saying something like 'a cessna flew into WTC Tower', then a 737 untill they knew for certain about the aircraft type (which actually took quite some time in my opinion).
I think the 4th flight was also called a 747 until being confirmed beeing a 757.
Aviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 43 Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
I hear all kinds of screw ups when I'm out spotting at AMS, either at the runway or the panorama deck. There are also People there who aren't aviation enthusiastics but just want to have a look at the planes. Nothing wrong with that but..... SOMETIMES IT'S REAL HARD TO KEEP MY MOUND SHUT!!
When my own mother (with all due respect) was back from SIN she kept telling me and others that she was on a Megatop, even when I corrected her several times. And she called everything else she was been on a jumbo.
OK she just doesn't know but it stays annoying to me.
I love both Airbus and Boeing as much as I love aviation!
CVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 6 Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2508 times:
I was on a HNL-ATL flight where the flight attendent said Welcome on board our 757....errr, wait no, our 767-300ER. (I guess it was going to be a long flight.)
The flight I was on immediately after that one, while doing the safety announcement, the flight attendent said "Welcome on board this, ummmm, this,..........what type of plane is this again? OH! CRJ-700! Yeah, welcome on board our CRJ-700." Shortly there afterwards I heard her say to the other FA "I fly the ATRs too much."
United4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 291 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2452 times:
I was on Novair International once when the flight crew did the safety briefing: "Please look in the seat back pocket in front of you where you will find the safety information for this Boeing 757 aircraft. In the unlikely event..."
At which point another, male, voice came over the system: "It's a DC-10 you stupid cow!"
The daftest thing is that Novair never, AFAIK, operated a 757.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2256 times:
I have one in my book about AA aircraft. It is a picture of a Jetstream Super 31 for American Eagle, which is stated to be N334AA, the Boeing 767-223/ER for American that crashed into Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. This book was published before the Boeing 777s or Boeing 738s had even been order by American, so it is no joke.
Espion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
Ok,now ive heard a bigger mistake than a dc-10 being called a "jumbo jet".I was at the school bus stop this morning.I was having a conversation about the explosive properties of gasoline(dont ask) and some other stuff.I dont recall much of the conversation,but the 6th grader said "well last year two concordes crashed into each other in mid air!".I believe he was reffering to the crash of the 767 and the tu-154 crash over germany.On top of that,he said he heard that from CNN he argued with me about it for a few minutes. He also argued about the 2000 air france crash,saying metal being sucked into an engine cant make it crash. I wonder what he will say after a flight he is on takes on a bird or two...
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