Carduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2718 times:
In the early 70s, on a promotional show at The Talk of The Town in London, we gave Travel Agents a spectacular breakfast show to express why BOAC's 747s were that much better than anybody else's. At least we didn't have engines seizing during the early flights!
The name of that gigantic show was JUMBOAC!
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Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2640 times:
The term was coined by the news media back when Boeing announced plans to build the plane. The news media also coined the phase "Super Bowl". As you know, it also stuck.
The news media, after 34 years, still refers to wide body airplanes as jumbo jets. I never thought intelligent people were employed by the news media. Their terminology of wide body airplanes reinforces that.
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4579 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2159 times:
Although 'Jumbo Jet' is generally used to refer to the 747, I have heard it used to describe DC-10s, L1011s, A300s and even 767s. When you look at the size of these aircraft compared to the 707 or the DC-8, the term is quite understandable...
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