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Visual Of The 744 And 748i Side By Side  
User currently offlineafricawings From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 110 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 37828 times:

Does anyone have a side by side comparison shot of these two beauties? And while at it, any A380 and 748i shots.

I've seen each one up close at different times but can't really fathom the comparative size differences.

Thanks

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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30524 posts, RR: 84
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 37760 times:
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Somebody did a comparison shot of two Cargolux birds - LX-SCV (747-400) and LX-VCD (747-8F) at about the same distance and angle.

http://www.socialwelfareagency.org/Public/Graphics/Aviation/744F_748F.jpg


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24786 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 37638 times:

This doesn't show a side-by-side comparison but you can see the fuselage inserts that resulted in the 747-8. Wingspan is also about 13 ft. greater than the 744.



User currently offlinehorstroad From Germany, joined Apr 2010, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 37405 times:

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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4848 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 37235 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
Quoting horstroad (Reply 3):

Thanks for sharing the comparison shots... The Queen of Skies is so sleek...

EK413



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User currently offlineairproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 36878 times:

Gentlemen, I tell you this: The Boeing 747 is the only aircraft that's worth flying.


If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same
User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4848 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 36771 times:

Quoting airproxx (Reply 5):

Umm excuse me but have you forgotten the glorious sistership B77W... 

EK413



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30524 posts, RR: 84
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 36571 times:
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Quoting airproxx (Reply 5):
Gentlemen, I tell you this: The Boeing 747 is the only aircraft that's worth flying.

When it comes to flying on it, the 747 is one of my least favorite planes. I just find the nose too claustrophobic and the upper deck too warm. I much prefer the 777 or A380.

[Edited 2012-09-07 16:12:42]

User currently offlineglideslope From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1603 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 36439 times:

Beautiful !!!! More gorgeous than ever.


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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4848 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 36396 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 7):
I much prefer the 777 or A380.

Very well said 

EK413



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User currently offlineairproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 36176 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 6):
Umm excuse me but have you forgotten the glorious sistership B77W...

No way! But the 747 made me willing to become a pilot some day. So even though sistership B77W is a much loved aircraft, my 747 will always stay my heart plane  
Quoting Stitch (Reply 7):
When it comes to flying on it, the 747 is one of my least favorite planes. I just find the nose too claustrophobic and the upper deck too warm. I much prefer the 777 or A380.

Pax matter isn't taken into account here   To me, once you've seen a 747 behave, you've understood all what an aircraft must be.



If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same
User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4848 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 35887 times:

Quoting airproxx (Reply 10):
No way! But the 747 made me willing to become a pilot some day.

Just Do It...

I have taken a few flying lessons but have not continued as it's simply to expensive to continue... Aviation will always be a part of me...

EK413



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User currently offlineairproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 35424 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 11):
Just Do It...

I have taken a few flying lessons but have not continued as it's simply to expensive to continue... Aviation will always be a part of me...

I have done it actually ! I've been a professional pilot for 8 years now... But the B747 is still my favorite and keeps a special place in my heart. I wish I could fly it some day, really.
Now it's my turn to push you up. If aviation do matters that much to you, go ahead and achieve your passion. Because passion is what rules a life actually.
I haven't spent a day without considering myself as one of the most luckiest guy in the world, because my job is my passion.
Whatever it costs, keep believin' in it.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24786 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 34778 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 7):
When it comes to flying on it, the 747 is one of my least favorite planes. I just find the nose too claustrophobic and the upper deck too warm. I much prefer the 777 or A380.

In my opinion, the nose cabin of the 747 is by far the best place to fly on any current airliner. Nothing can match it for exclusivity. It's also quieter than the upper deck. Not sure what you mean by "too warm". I've been on quite a few 747s in the upper deck and never noticed that. In terms of sound level, I have always considered the 747 quieter than the 777. In fact, I find the 777 slightly louder than most other widebodies, although most people probably wouldn't notice much difference.


User currently offlineCM From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 34494 times:

Quoting africawings (Thread starter):
Does anyone have a side by side comparison shot of these two beauties?


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 33857 times:
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Quoting airproxx (Reply 10):
No way! But the 747 made me willing to become a pilot some day. So even though sistership B77W is a much loved aircraft, my 747 will always stay my heart plane

My childhood dream was to become an Aer Lingus B747 pilot but alas it was never meant to be. Apart from being too expensive, Aer Lingus no longer operate the B747 so I have had to content myself with being a structural engineer but part of me still always wants to be a pilot.

Whenever a B747 thread comes up, it is always amazing how much sentiment that so many people have to this aircraft. There simply is no other airplane either past or present that stirs such emotion among so many aiviation enthusiasts.



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30524 posts, RR: 84
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 33650 times:
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Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
Somebody did a comparison shot of two Cargolux birds - LX-SCV (747-400) and LX-VCD (747-8F) at about the same distance and angle.

And that somebody was NickN and his original image (in various sizes) may be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/27044274@N06/6854370658/sizes/l/


User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2862 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 32926 times:
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Quoting CM (Reply 14):

Really, the A380 was a study in form follows function. The 747 achieved both.



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User currently onlinetimpdx From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 528 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 29254 times:

748 is a beauty, finally saw my first pax version this week and saw the F version a bunch of times around SoCal in the past year.

Warmth is really up to the airline in question, can't really blame the airframe for a crew that overheats the plane (a pet peeve of mine, when I sleep in a warm plane, I get a nasty nasty headache, much like a hangover sans the alcohol)

Will the expected A389 be longer than the 748I?


User currently offlineAirlineCritic From Finland, joined Mar 2009, 699 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 27757 times:

Amazingly beautiful planes both. But now that I see them side-by-side, the classic one has somehow more "right" proportions. IMHO, of course. Others see it?

User currently onlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1869 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 26277 times:

Both 747-400, 747-8 and A380 look awful. These are the ugliest passenger jetliners ever made.


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User currently offlineRAGAZZO777 From Uruguay, joined Jul 2010, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 26083 times:

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 20):
Both 747-400, 747-8 and A380 look awful. These are the ugliest passenger jetliners ever made.

Wow, are you really an A.netter ?! The Boeing 747, really ?!?!  Wow!  Wow!  Wow!



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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 25969 times:

Quoting timpdx (Reply 18):
Will the expected A389 be longer than the 748I?

The Airbus 380 900 is said to be: 79.4–73 m or 260–240 ft long

while the Boeing 747 8 is: 250 ft 2 in (76.25 m) long


User currently offlineTbone354 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 25966 times:
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Agree with AirlineCritic. The 8i looks pulled kind of like taffy candy.

User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4357 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 25362 times:

Nothing like the Queen of the skies, the boring twin 777, like all the other boring twins doesn't even compare.


The 747 has personality, it captures the imagination and still makes flying an exciting proposition, for Pilots and passenger alike



The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.
25 Post contains links and images zkojq : This is a good comparison: Boeing 747-400 vs 747-8I by C.A.G. Photography - (llama1910), on Flickr ..if you go to the flickr page it highlights some o
26 Mortyman : The Boeing 747 400 is deffinetly the best looking of the two 747's.
27 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Same here. The 747 also was the inspiration for me. At the age of 5, I could tell the difference between a -200 and a -400 If only it had something a
28 na : You should see your eye doctor. I wonder what you think about ungainly disproportioned overstretched things like the 77W. I agree. I miss winglets on
29 Mortyman : Yes they have stretched it to much. The proportians is just not right. Seems like they have done a quicky and just slapped on some adittional section
30 flyingturtle : Well, any chance of Ryanair purchasing 707s? I'm sure they've asked at AMARG one time or another... But the 747 remains to be the iconic airliner. Whe
31 airproxx : Agreed. No other aircraft does that, and I doubt we'll see that much enthusiasm for another plane some day soon... Best comparison I've read so far.
32 Post contains images CXB77L : It's an icon in the commercial aviation world. As far as I'm concerned, the 747 is, and always will be, the Queen of the Skies. For many, it is the a
33 fun2fly : Awesome pics! Headed on the LH748i on Thurs IAD>FRA. Can't wait!
34 Post contains images airproxx : I think it's hard to find amongst the nowadays modern jetliners something more ugly than the A380....
35 zkojq : Nice! I couldn't do that until I was 12. I think the -800 looks the best. All the other 747s have fan diameters that, proportionally, just look too s
36 tonymctigue : I must admit that I do like the longet fuselage but yeah, the lack of winglets does take a bit from the looks compared to the B744. Still though, tho
37 windowflyer : For me, the 744 is more proportionally perfect and pleasing to the eye. IMO the most beautiful plane flying today. I've flown on pretty much everythin
38 ebj1248650 : Just a personal observation, but the lack of the winglets on the -8 adds to its sleek appearance. Like some others, I believe the -8 is the best looki
39 sweair : I have too got used to the longer more slender 748, the bigger engines give it a more powerful look. I had the same dislike for the 787 nose in the st
40 holzmann : I got to fly the newest Queen from IAD to FRA and back a total of four times between early July and late August. The "dash 8" offers the most comforta
41 afterburner : This thread is comparing 744 with 748. Why do we need to drag A380 into the discussion and bash it?
42 Post contains images flyingturtle : Peeeace, bro. The Myasishchev VM-T passenger variant would be really ugly. David
43 Post contains images africawings : Awesome post guys, thanks for sharing your images and memories. The planes are truly amazing. However, lets not close the thread till we have a coupe
44 gondayi : Despite the fact that 747s have been the same length for 40 odd years until now (SP excluded), now that I see pictures of the 748 (I am yet to witness
45 airproxx : That's what I thought... We need that kind of picture. About the 744 vs 748 comparison, I saw both of them some days ago in FRA. And I was thinking t
46 Post contains images airbazar : Sorry guys. The A340-500 is by far the best looking passenger jet currently flying
47 Stitch : No argument there, but as others have noted, this thread is about the 747-400 and 747-8, so we should not be bringing Airbus products into the discus
48 Post contains images AirPacific747 : I flew with LH on their 744 on my first 747 flight back then from Frankfurt to Mexico City. It must have been almost brand new in their fleet at the
49 neutrino : Ugliness, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. It looks ungainly and quirky but some still prefer it over bald and stubby. Btw, its a strateg
50 Post contains images airbazar : And A380. Uh, ok Once a comment like this is made, the scope changes to include every single plane.
51 nycdave : Besides just having a stunning and unique look, part of the 747's iconic status is that it reigned supreme as THE definitive way to cross the oceans f
52 workhorse : Count me in among those who think that the 744 has better looks than the 748! 2 main reasons for me: 1. Winglets (as has already been said by many) 2.
53 VC10er : I don't know why some people dislike the look of either 777. They are perfect looking. Clean crisp and sharp. They have the "less is more" quality - a
54 pnwtraveler : A BA 747-400 and an EK380 took off back to back at YYZ on Friday night. The 744 has a grace to it. The A380 is noticable by its size. Particularly the
55 tonymctigue : I love the flaps on the older generation B747s and you are right that the flaps on the B748 don't have quite the same wow factor. If you look through
56 airproxx : I do agree! Flaps on the 400 series are far more sophisticated and thus impressive than on the -8 series... The winglets are not really missed to me,
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