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B747-100/200/300/400/SP?  
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Hi everyone,

Wonder which version of the B747 do you prefer out of the 5 versions? Any reasons why? Mine would be the B747-400.

Hope to hear from you!

alvin


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User currently offlineTimmay From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

my vote goes to the 747-400, very graceful and engines much quiter, at least here the cabins are better equiped.

User currently offlineZbeeblebrox74 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

You know, I absolutely LOVE! the -400. Together with the 777 it's my favorite long-haul jet.

I must say however, that I got very lucky indeed a few years ago to fly from Tokyo Narita to Singapore on a United Airlines B747-100, complete with the 'three window' upper deck. I nearly peed in my pants from excitement when we were called for boarding and I saw that classic bird. The interior was brand new and immaculate, just like a -400. Flight was quiet and comfortable. I'm very happy that I had the chance to fly on a true classic like that.

My first 747 experience was on a KLM 747-206B-SUD (PH-BUU, 'Sir Frank Whittle') back in 1988. Also flew as a passenger in 1990 on KLM's PH-BUH from SIN-AMS. Interestingly, that aircraft has since been converted to a freighter!!

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
zb74


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

Thanks guys for the replies.. keep them coming.  Smile

Zbeeblebrox74, you mean the B741 you flew to Singapore had the B744 cabin design?

Thanks

alvin




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User currently offline9v-spk From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

B747-300!!!
I remember on SQ's First Class...they had a very special configuration!!And i travelled on the BigTop to lots of places...especially to Frankfurt as it was one of the most memorable flight,and then continued to go to the U.S!And not many airlines operated the 743 or 743 Combi.SIA was one of them, and they operated the most B743 fleet i guess.Just have this feeling that B743 will always be my dream airliner!And SQ made lots of histories while using the Big Top!
Big Top!~

Best Regards


User currently offlineVictor Alpha From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

SP! Short and Cute!

User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

My vote goes to the SP! It is special and found in very limited numbers! Wish I could have one with the -400 cockpit and engines.....

Thomas


User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

The 747-400 :


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And the wonderful 747SP :


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I'm right with you TR  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Steph


User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5083 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

The 747-400.

Very graceful and majestic!


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User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

The Government 747SP are beautiful :

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User currently offlineClassic707 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 548 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

I have never been onboard the 747 so I guess I'll have to base my decision on looks alone. I would have to say it is the 747-100 and 747-200


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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

747-4B3 forever !  Love


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User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1171 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

My vote is for the 747-400


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User currently offlineLAPA_SAAB340 From Spain, joined Aug 2001, 390 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

I have to say the -200, with the SP coming in second place  Smile The -300 and -400 versions are nice too, but for some reason the extended upper deck doesn't look quite right, the -100 and -200 series was the perfect size for me.

User currently offlineTeej13 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

The 747-400, no question. It's bigger, more powerful, has longer range, and is quieter. How can you go wrong? Having only flown 744s and 742s, the 744 is where my preference lies. As the newest in the series, one would think its' the best yet....

User currently offlineMh772 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

I would also have to say that prefer flying on a 400 than a 100/200 or 300. I think most of the 400s have the latest aircraft technology offered used on them and are safer and some of them even have PTV's(for all classes) which is just great.

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

The -SP does it for me. Something about that 747 version just make me stop & stare at it for a long time.
I said this before & I'll say it again.....I certainly wish Boeing would re-start the -SP line again, only with the -400's upper deck, wings, engines & cockpit. Now that would be a hot-looking aircraft.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.



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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

LAPA_SAAB340 said: I have to say the -200, with the SP coming in second place

I agree 100%  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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