Justplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 726 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1942 times:
I usually pronounce them as a whole number, as "seven fifty-seven" in the example given. However, I also often use other terms, such as "three-holer" for the 727, "Fat Albert" for the 737-200, "Jumbo" for any 747, etc.
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1878 times:
I suppose it depends on who I'm talking to. If it was my mother, I'd call it a "seven-fifty-seven", but if I was talking to a controller on the radio, I'd call it a "seven-five-seven". If it's a plane junkie (like me), I'd call it a "seven-five".
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Lowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1870 times:
As a minor, I can't drink beer by law. Anyways, my beer of choice is Yuengling Lager. Now THAT is a good beer, and would definitely be considered a food. Budweiser and Coors taste like horse piss(same w/RC cola), and are not considered food.
Concorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1721 times:
Heh, we got two conversations going at once. I always pronounced it as a number, then a two digit number, like seven fifty seven, but on the boeing site, the pilots of the NG 737 called it the seven three sevan, and pilots seemed to have called the 747 the seven four seven.. I've wondered this too. Thanks, guys!
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1689 times:
I always call it "seven-six-seven" or "Seven-four-seven, but sometimes i say "seven-forty seven" or "seven-fifty-seven", depending on how want to call it. I prefer triple 7 instead of "seven-seven-seven"
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1693 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
I thought the 717 should be called the seven-one-seven, to sound more like the others in the series. I recently flew on an AirTran 717, and the flight attendant referred to it as a seven seventeen when she did the safety briefing. I just don't think that sounds as good as seven-one-seven.