JAM747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 550 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3670 times:
I have noticed that many airlines have replaced older 747s with the 777 or A340. Not many recently have replaced the older 747s with new 747-400 thus the lower number of new 747-400s being delivered. When or in what areas does the 747-400 do better than the 777 or the A340? I hope the 747ADV if launched will do well .
AirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3522 times:
Existing 744 operators are hardly likely to replace their 15 year old 744s with more or less identical examples - hardly any airline has 742s or 743s to replace now.
A340s and 777s are newer technology, and can replace 744s on routes where the capacity isn't needed. A380s can replace 744s on routes where extra capacity is needed. A genuinely new technology 747 might fill the gap between them...
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PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10878 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 2):
...sorta helps that there's no 777/A340 freighters in operation, doesn't there?
Well, the 777F is on the market now and a good replacement for the 742F whereas the 747ADV , should it come, at about 135 mt payload can fill the gap between the 777F and the A380F, possibly with better economics than the latter.
Shankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1632 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3402 times:
As a pax whilst I love the 777 (interior) and A340 (quiet), I'm never happier than when I see that my charge for the next 12 hours is a trusty Boeing 747-400. Loking forward to my first A380 flight to see if I get a similar sensation.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29169 posts, RR: 73
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3164 times:
Ok, here it goes. Boeing does not need all that much to keep the 747 line going till the 2010 747ADV EIS. They have enough orders right now to keep them going for at least half that time, and then you will have 747ADV's on the line toward the tail end taking up space, leaving a gap of MAYBE 10 planes to keep the line going (and that is stretching it). 10 744s can easily be sold as freighters, passenger aircraft or a mix of both. This is made all that much more easy by the fact that the 747-400 program has been the single most profitable program in commercial aviation history they can discount that b!tch (Wow, Freddie is inspiring me) in such a way that it will make the easyJet A319 sales team blush.
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ComeAndGo From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1060 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3007 times:
Quoting Solnabo (Reply 1): The 744 out shine 777/340 in freighter version these days!
It's the hump that makes the 747 exciting. The A380 has no hump, plus it's to short for it's hight and thus looks funny. The vertical stabilizer on the A380 is way to big. All other passenger aircraft have no hump. So the 747 is still the Queen of the Skies. The other cool looking transport is the C5 Galaxy and the An 125. Mostly because they're big and the wing is on top and hangs slightly downward. The 747SP is to short and looks funny again.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2829 times:
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 8): The B-747-400/F outshines the A-340-200/300/500/600, A-330-200/300, and the B-777-200/300/200ER/300ER/200LR/F everytime it flys! She will also easily outshine any version of the A-380.
Quoting Shankly (Reply 9): KC135TopBoom. You prick. Such a promising post with you listing out all those models from your Lady Bird Aeroplane book.
Base your statements on fact. Given no pax will fly the damn A380 for another 12 or so months how do you really know this? You don't, so go away.
Another happy customer.
But, I guess you are right. The jury is still out on the A-380, so cool your jets. I don't have or need a "Lady Bird Aeroplane book".
UA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2818 times:
When your walking down the terminal and you see them all there, and the 744 stands out because it's the biggest, best looking in it's size (sorry but the A380 is pretty ugly looking) and the fastest. I've never seen a 773 in person, so I guess I would be drawn to that because of it's lenght (same with the 345/6). The length of the other two is cool to see, but the 744 can hold my attention for hours.