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Will A380 Replace B747 In Your Heart?  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6407 posts, RR: 17
Posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7200 times:

Looking on a previous post, there are a lot of 747 fans in here? But is it merely because the plane is so damn big? Therefore, when the A380 comes out, since it will be much larger than the 747, will it replace the Boeing in your heart?


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User currently offlineNightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7001 times:

NEVER!!! I live and die by the Boeing 747! Long live the 747.

By the way, the reason that 747's are not selling well at this time is that most of the airlines are quite satisfied with their current fleet of 747's. But by the end of the decade, when some of the 747-400's start to approach 20 years old, then Boeing MUST come up with a 747 that will have the huge size like the A380 yet shall carry pax amounts similair to the 744. Hopefully this will lead to much wider seats in the economy class and other cabins.


User currently offlineAeroArgentina From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 192 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6970 times:

Definately NOT, the 380 may be technically superior (and Airbus does make great planes) but one look at the 747 makes me realize that it is a classic.


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User currently offlineJA54123 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 137 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6949 times:

No, absolutely not!

I believe that Airbus products are just not as good as Boeing products. I know that Airbus has a relatively good track record, however look at how long Boeing has been making jetliners and how extensive their product offering is. The A380 has yet to fly, and I believe that it will suffer many of the problems that the original 747 did in the 60's. The plane was too big for airports of the time and it was overweight. The 747 has to wait awhile to get some better performing engines to make it a worthwhile aircraft. The A380 will only be good for some of the long haul routes where high-density once a day flights are common. The A380 will probably require 12,000-15,000 foot runways to take off fully loaded and this will not be too high on many airports priority list to lengthen and widen runways to handle it. I believe that the 747 is what one would call right-sized for most airline needs. Who wants to get on an aircraft for a super-long flight anyway? I mean having to spend 14.5 hours in a 747 breathing recirculated air and sitting that long on the LAX to Sydney flight is long as I would want to be in an aircraft. The A380 will probably not be as widely used or produced as the 747 and I think that it may be too big!



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User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6909 times:

look at how long Boeing has been making jetliners

Boeing: since 1958, 44 years.
Airbus: since 1974, 28 years.
Airbus antecedents: since 1952, 50 years.

how extensive their product offering is

Boeing: 100 to 420 seats in 5 cabin widths
Airbus: 100 to 380 seats in 2 cabin widths, soon to be to 500 seats in 3 cabin widths.

The A380 will only be good for some of the long haul routes

Evidence?

The A380 will probably require 12,000-15,000 foot runways to take off fully loaded

Says who?

Who wants to get on an aircraft for a super-long flight anyway?

Evidently, the people who need to travel long distances, for whom the alternative is layovers at intermediate stops.


User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2468 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6909 times:

Heck no! Magnificent as it will be in it's own right, the fat, guppylike A380 will never have the elegance of the B747 in flight. This isn't an anti-Airbus rant, it's just that the graceful hump and streamlined shape of the 747 is far more distinctive than the stubby, chunky silhouette the A380 presents. The Airbus may be a more efficient people-mover but it doesn't stir my soul the way the old 'Jumbo' still does. I still hope at some point, Boeing revives the 747X Stretch to do battle with the new giant, at the right price, it could still be a contender.

User currently offlineTguman From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6896 times:

For me it won't replace the 747, because of the unique shape of the aircraft. The A380 looks like to aircraft on top of each other. There is really nothing fancy about them.
TGUMAN



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User currently offlineBoeing767-300 From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6905 times:

NEVER.. the A380 in sketches looks VERY bland. It may be bigger but does not look it.

It will never replace the 747. The "Jumbo" will always be the classic that every member of the public recognise the world over.

I suspect most non aviation people would not recognise an A380 if they tripped over it..


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6887 times:

If it's around long enough it might get its own place, but it won't replace the 747.

Staffan


User currently offlineSeagull From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6858 times:

The A-380 will use LESS runway than the 747-400 and fits in the 80x80 meter box, so most of the major airports will already accomodate it. Those that don't can't handle the stretched 777s or A-340s now either.

User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 6847 times:

Let's wait until you have seen the A380 before calling it "fat" or "ugly".

And talking about 15k ft runways and other boeing-fan-panic is bullshit, it'll need a bit more than 3000m to get out at MTOW, that's approx. the same as the 744.

"The 747 might be the queen of the sky, but by 2006 only Queen Mum will be older"


User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1059 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 6844 times:

I think the A380 will be popular in younger generations hearts. Nothing can replace the 747 in my heart. The A380 may be able to hold nearly 5 or 6 hundred people(not sure about the numbers). Now think of how long it takes to load a full 747, the number of people in the gate is already alot for some airports to handle while a 747 loads. An aircraft carrying even more people can only mean more people waiting at the gate, longer loading times, getting to the airport early and waiting longer on the ground before you even take off. All those people getting off a plane can only mean more hassles at the baggage claim area. To me, its not worth it.

Dinker



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 6832 times:

The 747 is very special, to this day, I still think there is something exciting about flying on a 747.

That being said, the A380 will be a magnificent aircraft.....and there is something special about the newest and biggest!


User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 6817 times:

The A380, however big, great or advanced, will never take the place in my heart that is currently occupied by the 747!! It might however, with time, get it's own place nearby...

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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6806 times:

NEVER!!! NEVER!!! NEVER!!!


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User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 416 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6789 times:

NEVER! That's all that's need to be said.NEVER!


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User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6764 times:

I agree with the last two guys!
NEVER!


User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6771 times:

NEVER EVER! The 747 is duh BEST looking jetliner in the sky! The A330, 777, and A340 look real good too. But the A380 looks like a chubby monkey, or an overweight one. Just my opinion.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6755 times:

Considering that I think the 707 is the best airplane ever built, this is a moot point to me. I hope to live long enough to see a 380 though.


Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineFlyitup From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6735 times:

I have to say...747 all the way!

Does anyone know when the new 380 will be in service??
flyitup


User currently offlineAstrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6721 times:

NO, it will not!

The B-747 is unique, and it´s a pioneer that can´t be replaced by anything comming in the future.


User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6708 times:

Up to this moment, I still cannot convince myself to like the look of the A380!!! Maybe I will change my mind when I get a chance to fly in it but for now, 747 is still my fav airliner and nothing else can replace it (yet)!


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6705 times:

Never.


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User currently offlineEddy Cheuk From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6705 times:

Absoluty no, Boeing 747 cannot be replaced by Airbus A380 in my heart forever. Even Airbus A380 is much larger than Boeing 747, but I don't think big equal to good. I think Airbus A380 is a big monster only, seem not safe for carrying so many passengers, and the looking is bulk and stupid. I love Boeing 747 forever, Airbus A380? No way !!!

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6678 times:

The mighty Jumbo (the only plane that deserves that name) was the first to "get there". Nothing will take that away from the 747. I think you got your answer by now, but for good measure I will say that, no, the 380 will not replace the 747 in my heart.

25 Singapore_Air : Well no. Despite the arrival of the Gigatop, I will always remember how hard-working the Megatops of the Singapore Airlines Limited fleet have done fo
26 A340-Fan : The A380 is better than the B747 i think. Look at the Airbus homepage and watch the A380 in QR' s colors, there you see it. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The A380 wi
27 Post contains images Backfire : Will the A380 replace the 747 in my heart? No, because the An-225 has done that already
28 Sabenaboy : I don't know. Perhaps! I'll tell you once the A380 starts flying!
29 Gerardo : The question was "Will A380 Replace B747 In Your Heart?" Done already!! Gerardo
30 AFC_ajax00 : NEVER 747's rule and always will rule the skies!
31 Janne : For me the nicest looking jetliner ever is the DC-8-63. I also like the 757-300, it's almoast like an up-to-date DC-8. Never cared much for the 747 bu
32 Tom_eddf : The 747 brought air travel to the masses in the early 70's. It's a classic, and in that way, could never be replaced by the A380.
33 Godbless : I guess I can first give you an answer once the A380 is here and I have seen it with my own eyes. I think that the 747 will always be something really
34 747Specialist : Who knows, lets wait to see the A380 in real. I guess it will replace the 747 in a lot of airline's hearts, but we will always have a bunch of enthous
35 Hkg82 : No new aircraft will ever replace the 747. The 747's size enormity and unique fuselage hump distinguishes it from other planes, making it one of the m
36 Parisien : NEVER.....but this does not mean that I will not love the A380. But the 747 will always have a special place in my heart.
37 Dragogoalie : To me the A380 will be just like any other plane. They make such a big deal about it on the airbus site about being able to have a lounge, duty free s
38 Post contains images RayChuang : I will reserve any judgement about the A380-800 until I see one for real. I do know that the A340-600 is one stunning-looking plane, based on seeing F
39 Arsenal@LHR : The 747 is a unique and special plane and i love it. Even saying the words "seven-four-seven" sounds really cool. I'll wait until the A380 come out an
40 Post contains images Mr.BA : The A380 will have a place in our hearts but it can never replace the B747.
41 Voodoo : Was never in my heart. So no problem there. Seriously tho, I suspect that the next generation of airliner enthusiasts will adopt the 380 much like tho
42 Post contains images Zander : I guess the A380 never will replace the 747 in my heart but I think they will get one part each of it
43 Sushka : For me it will probbably replace the 747-400 but, NEVER THE CLASSIC 747-200
44 Post contains links and images GD727 : I think it might be my post that said that. I said that no matter how big the A380 is, the 747 will always be the real queen of the skies. I still st
45 NWA742 : NEVER! The A380 will not take over as "Queen of the Skies", the 747 will always be the Queen of the Skies. The A380 will not replace the 747, it will
46 Janne : Give me a break. I am old and think that the DC-7C's, the Connies and the Comet-4's where the real airplanes but even I can appreciate some of the new
47 A388 : I agree with all of you that the 747 will remain in my heart as this aircraft was the first aircraft of its size and it did make travelling easier as
48 Sabena 690 : Nothing can replace the B747 in my heart!! I hope that the A380 will be a success, and that the B747 will stay a success. Regards, Frederic
49 ExpressJet_ERJ : No, the A380 would never replace the B747 in my heart.
50 Mika : The 747 is THE airliner. Nothing's gonna change that.
51 Post contains images JAL : Never, the A380 may be a technically superior aircraft but nothing can match the symbol of the 747!!
52 Post contains images SixStarAnsett : Just my opinion, But the A380 {from pics I have seen} looks like a deliberate shot at making a classless people mover...a craft made for requirements
53 Seagull : The A380 is far bigger than the An or C-5, first off. I think people are missing some of the other aspects of the airplane. The technology in the cock
54 TWAMD-80 : No offense to the A380, but it just can't replace the 747. TW
55 Shaun3000 : Never. When people think of a jumbo, the first image to come to their minds will be a 747.
56 DL727-200adv : No never! DL727-200adv
57 Jaysit : The 747 has great lines. Its big, yet graceful in flight. The A380 just looks like a giant whale. I am sure that in 20 years, the next generation will
58 727LOVER : WOW! Looks like I hit a nerve with a lot of you by starting this post. Thanx for all the replies. Oh, and let's get one thing straight: the Boeing 727
59 Post contains images Manni : Hmm, the 747 has never been in my heart. And the A380 will never be. Sure I like aircraft but I prefer woman.
60 KAL_LM : ...will the A380 be an awe inspiring sight? yes. ...will the A380 become a symbol of the next generation fo airliners? more than likely. ...will the A
61 Airindia : The 747 is like a classic, will remain a legend. A380s and many more like them will come and go but there shall be none to match the 747. Long Live 74
62 AMSMAN : No way!!! Never: Sure we might like the new bus but it will never replace the mighty 747
63 Joni : I don't think the A380 will replace the 747 in people's minds, but it will build for itself a place of its own in people's minds. The 380 will likely
64 ZK-NBT : No not in my heart! The 747 is the greatest aircraft ever built!!!
65 Post contains links and images Braniff place : View Large View MediumPhoto © Don Gilham View Large View MediumPhoto © Eduard Marmet View Large View MediumPhoto © Tom Hildreth View La
66 Post contains images Manni : Like I said before not one of these planes will ever be in my heart. So no replacement there, but the A380 will certainly replace the 747 on the tarma
67 RayChuang : In my opinion, in terms of international passenger travel the 747 will become the most influential plane in history. The reason is simple: it greatly
68 N79969 : The 747 will not be replaced in the minds of most people here. I think for kids being born now, it could be a different story. The A380 while it will
69 Reggaebird : The A380 is bigger than the 747 but it is not even nearly as elegant. The A380 is just a giant blob and has no "character". In my heart, the "eurobehe
70 Mr.BA : "Queen of the skies". How did this 'name' came about for the B747? But she deserves it, every bit of it.
71 747Forever : Hi There, if you ask me the A380 will never even come close to taking over the "Queen Of The Skies" title. The 747 is a special airplane, and hey, it
72 Joni : I think that by the time the 747s are either converted freighters or flying, poorly maintained and sixth-hand, in Africa people won't be as passionat
73 N79969 : "I think that by the time the 747s are either converted freighters or flying, poorly maintained and sixth-hand, in Africa people won't be as passionat
74 Lapper : I don't think the A380 will ever replace the 747 in the hearts of the older members, but I bet that the majority of you cannot wait to go on it? It wi
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