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Is Boeing Going To Have A 2 Floor Plane?  
User currently offlineLukino99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

The question is in the Topic...

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User currently offlineMcomess From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

Its called the 747 and first flew in 1969...

User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2773 times:


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This one does.  Smile


User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

In short, no. At least not any time soon. Boeing has consistantly downplayed the market need for Super-Jumbo type planes. It's uncertain how big of a market there will be, and the consensus seems to be that Airbus is taking a big risk by developing the 380 at a cos of $11 Billion or so. They claim to have 66 orders or so at this point, and they'll need more. Boeing WAS offering a further stretched version of the 747, but they seem to have effectively abandoned that when they announced that R&D resources would be focused on the new mach 0.95 plane. THe fact that they had received a total of ZERO orders for the 747X was undoubtedly a factor! If you ask me, that seems like a bigger gamble than even the 380!
In any case, if Boeing does eventually develop a full double-decker, we won't likely see it for a long, long time. (In less they just come up with something that is based on a 747 with the top deck stretched even further back. I don't know my aerospace engineering very well, but my impression is that we won't be seeing anything like THAT.)

Take Care!

Leloup



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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

LOL Mcomess and B747, I was going to do the same thing  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineLukino99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

Lol, I didn't fully put the question right....I meant a 747 with 2 full floors....not like the normal 747-400, I know that exists...also thanks to Jean Leloup (the wolf) for the reply

User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

I bet they will someday.

User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

Heh Heh

I was thinking of it, too. But I figured I'd be nice and not condescending!  Smile I'm sure he/she knows about the 747!

Leloup

p.s. I don't like the 747, so here's an ugly one. (At YMX, no less!)


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User currently offlineLukino99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Jean why don't you like the 747? I think inside it looks awesome, especially the new ones....they have tv's in the economy class (and in Malaysian Airlines you can also choose from 3-4 movies and play video games with it in economy class) I've been in it once....it's awesome. The first class is also one of the best ever!

User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

Jean,

I think you're the only one I've seen on these forums who doesn't like the 747.


User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

Haha.
Well, probably. I'm a bit of an odd duck. Honestly, I don't think that there's anything wrong with it, and I admire it for all it's done... And it's amazing that after 30 or so years, it's still the biggest thing flying! But... I'm pretty young, and I didn't start getting into planes until a few years ago, around the time the 777 came out. AS far as long range widebodies, I much prefer it. Also, as far as 4-Engine widebodies, for that matter, I really like the A340. So... nothing against the plane, I know it really rocks. But, being really past it's prime, I think, it's never really appealed to me in the time that I've been interested in planes. No disrespect intended though, and i do enjoy watching them land, big as they are!

Take Care

Leloup



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User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5083 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

Not in the near future.


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User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Boeing, already has a 2 floors on a plane, its called the 747



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User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

Sorry to have to tell you this...but...they already do.

IT'S CALLED A 747  Wow!


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

Don't make fun of him. I think what he means is.......... 2 full decks.

I think so. In let's say 10 to 15 years time.

They will still carry on with their B 747 for at least 30 years, if not longer.

 Smile


User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

I think Boeing will get around to it in the form of the flying wing/blended wing design...but not until after they start to clean up monetarily with the near supersonic 787.

tom


User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

They already have one which flew on Feb 9 1969:

THE 747!!


GUNDU


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

I don't think people read this topic well enough.

* 6 times someone has said " They allready have, it's called the 747 ".

* There are 16 replies , and in the 5th, Lukoni99 clearly says what he actually meant to ask.

Hmmmm.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Actually the 747 is their 2nd two floor aircraft. at least that I am aware of.

You forget about the Boeing 377.

In that case the upper deck was the main deck and the lower deck was the lounge/bar.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

DOOOHH!!!!!.

I can't belive it I forgot about the 317(??) Flying Boat.

I hope I got the designation right?



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User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Wasn't it 314?

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

Actually I think you are correct RIX....My bad


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