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B748 Pictures On BBC Website  
User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 9550 times:

These look nice, and seem to feature Boeing marketing the top part of the rear cabin once more:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/h...chnology_jumbo_overhaul/html/1.stm

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User currently offlineC680 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 588 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 9540 times:

I think I've seen most of these pictures in other places, but it is really nice to have them all in one presentation! Thanks for the link!


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User currently offlineBohlman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 8636 times:

Quote:
The new 450-seat Intercontinental plane will still not carry as many people as the Airbus A380, which can hold up to 840

Sort of like taking the best case scenario with the 748 to the worst case scenario 380, no? What does the 748 hold in an all Y layout?


User currently offlineTbnist03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 106 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 8405 times:

Quoting C680 (Reply 1):
I think I've seen most of these pictures in other places, but it is really nice to have them all in one presentation! Thanks for the link!

Indeed. Having all the pics in one place is rather convienient.

For the "raked" wing, is that going to be implemented for sure? IMO, that's going to be pretty impressive to see.

Again, thanks for the link.



-Mike
User currently offlineFinal47 From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 7909 times:

love the pitures, i sure cant wait till it fly's, but i still will miss the production of the original 747-400. can airlines still order them after they start making the 748? hummmm......

User currently offlineAirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 561 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6851 times:

Thanks for sharing. The skyloft space seems to be a really great idea- a good use of otherwise unused space. The BBC says that it could be used for smoking rooms- that would be an interesting concept.

Cheers!


User currently offlineRAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week ago) and read 6189 times:

...every time I see that "seats 840" blurb about the A380, I begin to understand why it's not selling.

There is no way that I will ever purchase a ticket on an A380 flight. It's already cramped enough on a 747 (which I avoid)!



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5782 times:

Quoting Final47 (Reply 4):
love the pitures, i sure cant wait till it fly's, but i still will miss the production of the original 747-400. can airlines still order them after they start making the 748? hummmm......

Why would they want to?



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User currently offlineLhrmaccoll From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5083 times:

Quoting RAPCON (Reply 6):
There is no way that I will ever purchase a ticket on an A380 flight. It's already cramped enough on a 747 (which I avoid)!

Errrrrrr 840 seats is at maximum Y layout
Typical layout on a 38 will be 555 i think
Its not going to be any more cramped than a 747, the seat pitches will still be the same....
If its too cramped, go business or first!


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4201 times:

If U look at A388 drawing (length 73 m) from above, it´s crystalclear that 389 will be ca. 7 meters longer..

Micke//SWE  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

Quoting RAPCON (Reply 6):
There is no way that I will ever purchase a ticket on an A380 flight. It's already cramped enough on a 747 (which I avoid)!

Whether a plane is cramped or not has nothing to do with its size (well, except maybe if it's a 747 in a configuration for Japanese domestic flights...)


User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

Quoting AirplaneBoy (Reply 5):
Thanks for sharing. The skyloft space seems to be a really great idea- a good use of otherwise unused space. The BBC says that it could be used for smoking rooms- that would be an interesting concept.

What is that skyloft actually? Is it a prolongued version of what is called the "crown" by many 747 operators (e.g. BA)? For as far as I've seen pictures of the crew rests in in the crown, the place seems pretty cramped. Also it has now windows, so I really doubt the "most expensive real estate in the world" classification.

What is currently done with these "skylofts":


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Also, where will the crew rests then be?



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User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

Quoting EHHO (Reply 11):
Also, where will the crew rests then be?

From my understanding, being that the 748 is stretched, as will the skyloft. It will be long enough to accomodate current crew rests while adding potentially more revenue sources like an "option" for economy class passengers to pay an extra 20 bucks to sleep flat, etc...



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User currently offlineLredlefsen From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

Quoting Final47 (Reply 4):
the original 747-400. can airlines still order them after they start making the 748?



Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 7):
Why would they want to?

Maybe not airlines, but what about military projects, namely the Airborne Laser ("ABL"), which is based on a 744F, IIRC.

If that project makes it to "mass" production (a big "if"), I guess the Air Force could either buy a bunch of used 744Fs for conversion, or they could go with 748Fs instead...?


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