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B-747 From 3 UD Windows To More?  
User currently offlineIcaro From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 242 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

I was checking some IB pics and came across one of IB's 747's EC-BRQ.
In the first one you can clearly see that it has three windows in the upper deck.
In the next one it has the more conventional layout with more windows.

Is it possible that the aircraft was later reconfigured to that standard? or maybe there is a mistake with the registrations?

Thanks for the information.



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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4803 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

Boeing offered a MOD as the -200s came online resulting in an extended interior upper deck.

Airlines could choose to plug/unplug as seen fit. Ther'es a better explanation out there, but the windows in the UD went from 3 to 8 to 10 finally on the -200s and late -100s

Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2400 times:
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One of the reasons, I would guess, is as they put regular seating up there (replacing the "inflight lounges" that the early '47s had) people wanted a window for each for row of seats ...

At least that's how I'd imagine it going ...

- litz

User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11588 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

BA converted all 747-100s (most of which were delivered with the 3 window upperdeck and apparently the lounge up there) with the 10 window solution around 1980. Northwest did that too in the late 70s, as did other airlines.

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

TWA's later 747's all had the 8 or ten windows, but they were all plugged for fleet commonality. This sadly became the basis for speculation when flight #800 crashed - the coverings popped out revealing the larger number of windows, and some thought it was evidence that the investigation was a fraud.

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