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The 747 Is Still Something Special  
User currently offlineLH 744 D-ABVD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

Hey,
I was just thinking about flying all the different planes. And it struck me that the 747 is still unreached so far. I kinda feel more at home in a 747 then in any other plane. Alone the shape of the fuselage offers more "housey" feelings since it isn't just a round tube but also has that bump... Well I don't know why but it's just a wonderful thing to be able to ride one. I bet that being in the A380 will also be special. What do you think?

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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

I have only been on the 747 once, but it was still a memorable experience. I get awestruck by simply watching the "whale" in flight and admiring her lines. Long live the Queen of the skies.

The A380 will also raise those emotions for many people out there. This will indeed be an impressive aircraft. I have to admit though, I will be quite sentimental when the torch will be passed on the day the A380 makes her maiden flight.


User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5083 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

The 747 is indeed something special. While the A380 will be an impressive aircraft, it remains to be seen whether or not it will have the same long lasting impact of the 747.

Hopes that Boeing will produce more 747 in years to come!!!

Long live the Queen Of The Skies!!!



Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

Definitely, the 747 is the ultimate flying machine so far Smile


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

AMEN!!!  Big thumbs up Big thumbs up Big thumbs up

Hail!! Hail!! 747!!

How can anyone fail to admire the beauty of something like this................... Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Wow!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Wow!





User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

Hey Lax,

at what airport is the picture taken with the Iran Air 747? Is it Hamburg by any chance?
regards,
max


User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

I agree. You just can't make an aircraft better than a 747. There is nothing like the power of a 747, no aircraft has the beauty, fame, and respect this aircraft gets. The 747 will be continued for a long time with the 744ER.


LONG LIVE QUITE POSSIBILY THE BEST AIRCRAFT ON THIS EARTH, THE BOEING 747.






User currently offlineGyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

It's alright....

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

The 747 is the greatest aircraft flying at the moment.

It remains to be seen whether the A380 will have the same impact, but just the same with the 747 i cannot imagine something so big in the sky.

and anyway, seen as you are a Boeing B744 fan you should realize that its the B747-400LR not B747-400ER.

EGGD


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Forgot to say, although the 747 looks stunning, has class, style, elegance and power i do not like to fly on it as a passenger. I'd rather fly on something smaller that you can actually feel like you are flying in.

Just my thoughts

EGGD


User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1106 times:

Eggd,

A mere typo, I know it is the 747-400LR.


User currently offlineJet_guy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

Its amazing to think of the technology that was avalaibale at the time the first 747 was launched. It was really the first long range, high pax. commercial aircraft ever made, up untill the early 90s with the A340. I read a good statement in a book a while back that said something like, that every small aspiring nation all want to see a big 747 in there national airline livery parked at their airport, as it is a sign of the strength of the country.

Even though the A380 will be an AMAZING thing to see, the path to long distance high passenger loads have been around for nearly 35 years, so in that respect it is nothing new. Only the design. The 747 has revouluntionised the way everybody travels. It is now possible to get from one side of the earth to the other in 24 hrs! AMAZING!!

Both AI, and Boeing have gone towards making long distance twins in the last few years (777, and A330) but there will still be a large market for long distance travel.

Every time I travel on a 747, I cannot help to think of the hundreds of thousands, possibly millions that have made there thoudorus way across the worlds oceans, and deserts in this metal tube.

And hopefully the Jumbo will be around for many decades to come, and with QF being the launch customer of the new 744 long range maybe we will see them in our skies in 20 years time!

Sam  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineUAL#1fan From United States of America, joined May 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1089 times:

Right on LH 744 D-ABVD. I full heartedly agree with you on this issue. To me, the 747 is the most beautiful aircraft in the world, and it flies in a myriad of airline colors. My personal favorite, United, operates the 747-400 on its Pacific routes and I've often flown it from LAX to MEL via Auckland, NZ. The hump and sheer size is what makes the 747 a special airliner, something that I don't think the A380 could acquire. Of Course I'm a Boeing and McDonnell Douglas fan, so on't take my opinions for Airbus Aircraft as offensive. Great article.


United Air Lines -Mainliners Coast to Coast
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

Agree with everyone one of you on this, what i will like to say has been said!

A B747 to me that is, really a special and it is my personal favourite plane. I agree, it really feels that you are close to home whenever i fly the B747, no matter which airline. Should be crowned the Queen of the skies. I don't think the A380 can ever beat my love for the B747.

My 2 cents,

Cheers,

alvin

The 747 ruleszzz!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Yeah! The B 747 is the best bird I ever seen in my life. Some people I know are dreaming of getting the B 777 to rule the World but this will never happen.

LONG LIVE THE B 747!!!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

United Airline... i agree! The B777 may be more advanced and it is one of my favourites, but nothing beats the B747.

alvin



Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineJet_guy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

Have you ever noticed that everyone looks to the sky when a 747 goes over and just stares at it for a minute, even if they are not aviation fanatics!!

Sam  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5310 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

Yes I notice that Jet guy it really is a marvellous aircraft best ever built and will take something really special to beat its beauty, even the mighty A380.
I've never actually flown any other aircraft commercially other than the 747.
Both stunning experiences on NZ and CO.
Nothing beats watching this mighty bird thundering down the runway and semmingly effortlessly rotate and climb away magestically.
The 777 will never rule the world.

Scott.


User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

No doubt that the 747 is the queen of the skies.

User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

The A380 will never achieve the fame, reputability, or respect the 747 did. Think of it this way, there will never be another Michael Jordan, which is what the 747 is to commercial aviation. The 747 has flown millions of people, carried millions of tons of cargo, and is used by NASA for the Space Shuttle (which says a lot). The 747 will always rule the sky.

User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

DC10Tony......You got that right!  Big thumbs up

And don't forget this very important Boeing 747 application ......... Used as Air Force One! One more feather in its cap!!

 Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile


User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

LAX-

I knew I left something out. Thanks.


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