Rjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3913 times:
I was just looking at some pics and admiring the bird. She truly is the Queen of the Skies and I hope she will be around for many more years, bridging the oceans and bringing all of us closer together!
Warren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1133 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3746 times:
There is nothing like a 747 especially the SP cruising at FL40+ all day long.
Have flown on virtually all 747 series with most major carriers. It is just a different feeling in a true wide-body.
The A380 will have to be awfully special to sway any true aviation enthusiast.
Also like to pay a tribute to the 747s which I have flown and no longer with us
due to incidents. The Pam Am 747, The China Airlines 747, the TWA 747.
Rjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3655 times:
I agree about the special feeling of being on a 747.
I find 777s to be nicer and more comfortable, but there is just a great amazing feeling to being on a 747, knowing you are on the most well known aircraft in the world, a true longhauler and a symbol of American industrial might.
Korg747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 549 posts, RR: 6 Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3591 times:
The 747 is pretty much the most known wide body. that's how famous she is and she will always be the queen of the sky even if we see an A380 that takes a 1000 people. the 747 will always be known to be the first true jumbo jet in the human lifes!
Jumpseat70 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3136 times:
My first aircraft to fly as an F/A was the Boeing 707. Then I flew the 747 for the rest of my career along with several other newer jets. I can still recall the passengers walking on one for the first time, staring up and expelling air as they saw the awesome sight that presented itself down the massive two laned aisles. Back then we had 'piano bars' and 'cocktail bars' and anything that would compete with the other guy. The coat closets were so big in the back that we often found hookers plying their trades with drunk businessmen. I spent my 21st birthday in London, 12 hours on a Boeing 747, with 342 passengers. No booze only food because it was Sunday and customs disallowed service of liquor. Every single hotel room in London in a radius of 100 miles was full and there were five other 747s broken and full of passengers. (The Queen told us to fix up our jets and get the hell out of town)We flew a new engine in from KCI amd repaired the jet while the passengers sat on the plane playing cards and watching movies. When we did finally leave, they got good and drunk on cases and cases of champagne delivered to us 'for my birthday'. Ha! I still have around 50 commendation letters and around 100 'birthday' wishes written on old TWA menus. What a Day!
Moolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3081 times:
I don't know how many of you guys have heard this expression, "going like a Boeing" but I think it's great and truly emphasizes the greatness of not only the 747 but Boeing as well for what they have done for aviation in the last 100 or so years.
I can't for the life o me think of a slogan for Airbus. Not to bash Airbus.
Ushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2932 posts, RR: 17 Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3065 times:
Not one of my favorites. I would choose any Airbus widebody, 767 or 777 over it any time. Also the MD11.
I can't deny the great things it has done for commercial aviation though and it is a great motor in my arguments with my best friend who thinks that AA's 747s are the best thing to ever fly.
Chgoflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 622 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2964 times:
747-400 is my favorite.. When I travel internationally I always buy the ticket from the airline who operates this equipment. Nothing better than business class on the upper level. When I was a kid I heard the saying "take me Boeing or Im not going" and have lived by it!