Frigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1381 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 26343 times:
Still, even as a freighter, when the raked wingtips are attached and it's out of the paintshop with that great dreamliner livery, it's gonna be one heck of a good-looking plane - can't wait to see it taking to the skies
United787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2504 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 26213 times:
Beautiful aircraft! This is really the first pic since the body join, no? The last pic I saw was just before body join.
I am shocked at how quickly they have turned the power on since body join and that Boeing has not put anything up on their website stating such, not that I am doubting FlightGlobal's credibility? Does the whole airplane need to be wired to achieve power on? Does the 748 sections come pre-stuffed like the 787? Does this surprise anyone else?
NEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 705 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 24727 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 9): The short upper deck makes it look even longer since we are used to looking at -400s. It almost looks like an A340-600 with a hump
Not a lot unlike the early models, i remember flying the great route on TWA from LHR to JFK on an early bird with just the 3 windows upstairs.
Just as an added extra from that booking, TWA had a travel brochure that i found in our travel agents shop called 'jeTWAys', i always thought it was a clever way to bring their name into the title of the brochure.
There isnt really a dark side to the moon, as a matter of fact its all dark!
Theginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1120 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 22687 times:
As much as I like the B744 and be sad to see it eventually leave the skies in years to come I can't see the need for the B748, the orders hardly stack up and a B773 ER can do exactly what a 747 can do these days so perhaps they would be better off developing a new big twin or enhancing the 777 in some way.
Bzwebner From United States of America, joined May 2009, 19 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 21874 times:
A bit off topic, but what will the flight deck look like? Is it going to resemble the current 744 flight deck or are they going to incorporate a look that is more like the 787 (grey instead of brown, larger screens etc.)?
Kappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 18 Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 21513 times:
Quoting Frigatebird (Reply 8): Still, even as a freighter, when the raked wingtips are attached and it's out of the paintshop with that great dreamliner livery, it's gonna be one heck of a good-looking plane - can't wait to see it taking to the skies
Couldn't agree more. It really good to see the 748 for real. Let's hope to see some new orders (especially the 748i) sooner rather than later.
If an operator believes that it may have an increased demand to warrant the extra 137 seats, why not take a presumably discounted rate on a 748 as opposed to a 783. Both will fly trans-oceanic, high density routes.