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Boeing 747-100 First Flight On Wednesday!  
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3821 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 11038 times:

I just heard on the radio that Boeing has confirmed the 747 first flight for tomorrow morning!

My question is: Do you think it will fly? It looks way too big and too heavy. Personally I don't think anything larger than a 720 can rotate.


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But I heard that there will be a bar, lounge, disco, massage parlor and even a record store on board! Groovy!


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Look how strange it looks! Do you think any passenger will ever enter this thing? Personally, I don't think this nose will ever become a classic. Just look at the 707. Thats the way a nose should look like.


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Do YOU think it will get off the ground tomorrow? And do you think it will EVER be a successful airplane?

I heard that Boeing wants to sell more than 100 units until 1992. But in 1992 we will all fly around in UFOs. Who will need a plane under these circumstances?

[Edited 2005-04-26 22:10:35]


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User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 827 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11019 times:

You're right, it'll never fly, much less sell. It will lead to the demise of Boeing, which will be bought out by Convair or Martin.


I'm sorry, ma'am, I don't work for the airline.
User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11003 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
I heard that Boeing wants to sell more than 100 units until 1992

By then Boeing will no longer exist.Douglas,Convair and dassault will eat them alive.

Mike.

P.S:That's not an airplane, that's a flying whale!! But i doubt that something as big as that thing ever flies....



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3821 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11001 times:

Quoting RNOcommctr (Reply 1):
You're right, it'll never fly, much less sell.

Actually, there is no need for another subsonic airliner. All airline travel will be supersonic by 1975. I know it from a reliable source.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26449 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10996 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Personally I don't think anything larger than a 720 can rotate.

Well, don't be hasty. 707s are bigger and they have those new Super DC-8s coming out. Personally, I think that bird will be a big sales success, as they seem to be having problems with the SST and those new engines are supposed to really be efficient. I am predicting 1300 by 2003. Well, as long as the world does not explode in 2000



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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5028 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10986 times:

My god look at that ridiculous hump in the front! What was Boeing thinking???

And imagine one of these things ever crashing! The death toll will be so high no-one will ever want to fly it ever again. It'll ruin Boeing.

Also, I know I wouldn't want to be in the same area with so many people for 10 hours straight! And imagine the lines for boarding and customs!

In conclusion: this plane is doomed. Doomed I tell you!


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10982 times:

Who are invited to board first 747 flight?


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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3821 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10974 times:

Will there be a further developed series, maybe a 747-200, capable of flying to the moon? Space tourism will boom in the 70s, and by 1980 there will be more tourists on the moon than in Las Vegas.

Do you think they will make a 747-200, and will it be able to travel at the speed of light? Which modifications to the engines or galleys will it require?



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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10948 times:

Wow! I thought 707s were big but this thing is never taking off. What airline is crazy enough to order it?

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 7):
Do you think they will make a 747-200, and will it be able to travel at the speed of light?

I think the 747 will soon be cancelled but if it gets off the ground maybe they will make the -200 for travel to our future moon and mars bases and resorts. I hope this gets done before the new millenium-god 2000 is so long away!



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10912 times:

This is insane! What are Boeing thinking, this will end them and Douglas will swallow them alive! What is the need for this plane anyway, by 2000 we will all have personal spaceships with half of us living in space,

Sam



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10910 times:
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They're nuts. it wont fly. Look at it. It has TWO decks. What if one collapses upon the other?! Where will the pilots go? Will they fall too?

-AA777


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3821 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10889 times:

Quoting AA777 (Reply 10):
It has TWO decks.

Couldn't they make a combi... with freight upstairs and PAX downstairs?



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User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10869 times:

Sure that thing'll fly, and Ronald Regan will be the future president.  Yeah sure

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7953 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10860 times:

Quoting AA777 (Reply 10):
Look at it. It has TWO decks.

Yeah, not very original. They have shamelessly copied it from the Dornier DO-X.



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User currently offline22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10829 times:

No way it's gonna fly. I have learned from reliable sources that the damn thing is a rustbucket due to all the moisture it has been exposed to while sitting in the damp and moist Seattle weather. Only the most corrupt officials would dream of ordering this thing.


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User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10823 times:

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

This is incredible! Thanks for the evening laugh!

Sebastian  biggrin 



I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3821 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10816 times:

Quoting LHSebi (Reply 15):
This is incredible! Thanks for the evening laugh!

I agree with you, Sebi! And wait how you'll be laughing tomorrow, on the big day in Seattle!

I heard that probably the wings will rip off due to the high power of the 4 engines, leaving the fuselage on the ground, with the wings blasting down the runway alone.

Also, why 747? Why 4? Why not 787? I heard that the 8 is a big number in Asia.



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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2918 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10801 times:

Man this has to be the funniest thread in a while .............. smile 


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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3821 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10780 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 17):
Man this has to be the funniest thread in a while ..............

Yeah, that's what you die-hard Lockheed-bashing, Caravelle-hugging europeans say. Wait till tomorrow! The future has 747 written all over it! They might even develop this plane further and sell it well into the 80s!



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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10753 times:

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 19):
Uhh, guys...the 747 first flew over 30 years ago. I think you're confused with the A380, which is flying tomorrow.

No YOUR confused  Silly


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10749 times:

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 19):
Uhh, guys...the 747 first flew over 30 years ago. I think you're confused with the A380, which is flying tomorrow.

Dude, this whole thread is supposed to be a joke. LOL...HAHAHAAA..and you actually thought these guys DON'T KNOW that the A380 is flying tomorrow?!!! HAHAAAAAAAAA Big grin

Great thread BTW  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10748 times:

Uhh, guys...the 747 first flew over 30 years ago. I think you're confused with the A380, which is flying tomorrow.


a380?what are you talking about? Its not like some little goverment run european airline company will just spring up one day and make an even BIGGER plane than a 747  hyper 



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User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10748 times:

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 19):
Uhh, guys...the 747 first flew over 30 years ago. I think you're confused with the A380, which is flying tomorrow.

No way the 747 flew 30 years ago! Jets weren't even flying back then! Personally, I think Boeing will divert all future funding to a nuclear powered space-plane that can fly from NYC-Tokyo in two hours, and seats 300 people!

[Edited 2005-04-27 01:41:41]

User currently offlineZOTAN From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 609 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10741 times:

Douglas will eat Boeing alive. I cant believe the executives in Seattle went ahead with this. That thing will never get off the ground!

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13092 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10737 times:

And the Douglas company has announced it 3 engined 'DC-10' to be out by 1970, and planned to be the safer than the Boeing 747....

25 Birdwatching : YOU are confused. Boeing will not name their plane A380. I've got it from a reliable source. It will be named 747, I'm almost 100% positive on that o
26 KiwiNanday : The DC-10 will only be temporary. They're just putting that out as a cover for their space-plane project, the DC-15. At least thats what an insider to
27 Birdwatching : You really think? They might move the 727 line to Long Beach, keep the rest up in Seattle and name the Planes DC707, DC727, DC737 and so on... hm...
28 KiwiNanday : I think the 757 will be the designation for their double-decker SST.
29 Post contains images Birdwatching : I hope they delete your post as quickly as possible. The 757 SST project is STRICTLY confidential material! The FBI might be on the way to your house
30 KiwiNanday : Oh no! I better move to Canada! They'll give me refuge, won't they?
31 LHMark : Dudes, there is no market for this plane! They're probably gonna have to develop a "shortened" 747 for the long, thin routes that will exist ten years
32 CURLYHEADBOY : What an ugly fat beast! No airport is going to be capable of handling it and... Reliable sources told me it's way overweight, they had to strip it fro
33 Post contains images EGGD : Wow the Boeing bashers are really out today . It is already common knowledge that the 747 will be predominately used as a freighter once the Concorde
34 PA110 : Northwest is apparently looking at replacing their brand new DC9 fleet with Concorde to stay ahead of the curve. Why take a 3 hour flight when you can
35 Dtwclipper : Pahleese, this thing is going to bankrupt the first airlines to order them, gosh, if I worked for Pan Am, I'd cash in my stock now. What was Trippe th
36 Birdwatching : I believe you've got it the wrong way around. In fact, a passenger doesn't CARE if his flight takes a couple of hours longer. Transcontinental in 6 h
37 TPASXM787 : Also, why fly DTW-FNT in 25 mins when concorde can be there in 3 minutes. I can't want to see the Concorde in the new pumpkin Braniff livery. Eventua
38 4holer : I wonder what would happen if you filled this beast with pigeons and while flying, they all took off at once? Seriously though.. Will they need their
39 Post contains links and images Birdwatching : Hey, I just found this in Modified Airliners Magazine! An image of the production series 747 in the colors of Pan Am! SWEEEET! View Large View MediumP
40 Post contains links and images ShyFlyer : Oh come on people! We all know that the L1011 is going to be the queen of the skies! View Large View MediumPhoto © Jim Newton
41 Monteycarlos : This is the best thread I have seen for a long time!!! Thanks for the comic relief from all the repetitive Civil Av. forums... BTW, it will never leav
42 TPASXM787 : HAHA! Maybe stretching out out wasn't such a great plan...
43 Post contains links and images Birdwatching : BREAKING NEWS! This just came in from Boeing! For the proposed outer space routes (Pan Am to MOO and MRS), the 747 will be having a "rocket in her poc
44 Pipo777 : Any info on who will get the first delivery?? and where can I get tickets for the first commercial service??
45 Monteycarlos : Nah you don't want to fly on this thing... its not safe man! I mean disco's are dangerous! You might get stabbed or have your drink spiked! And as fo
46 Redngold : You just watch... The first time one of those things crashes, it's going to be the end of it. Nobody is ever going to fly on them again. And what if t
47 NWADC9 : Wow, NW has DC-9's? No they don't! They were too stupid not to buy any! NW's DC-9's were never bought by NW. They bought RC, which thus gave them DC-
48 PA110 : I just can't wait to see it in Northeast Yellowbird colors, or Mohawk Gold and Black! It will be awesome!
49 Redngold : Where the heck did you get that picture from? I hear there's this strange place in Nevada where they test aircraft. Did you get it from there? You ha
50 TPASXM787 : People won't even get on it. They will be afraid it is going to crash. It will be a complete failure.
51 Sacflyer : The only thing that this monstronsity is going to inspire, is a bunch of cheesy disaster movies. One of them will be about the demise of Boeing!
52 Post contains links and images Birdwatching : Did you know that during early prototype tests, they were actually looking at the possibility to power the 747 with 4 turboprops? View Large View Medi
53 Dtwclipper : If that were true they would call it a 757, because it has five engines...geez what a dumbA**
54 TPASXM787 : Well yea, since a 737 has 2 engines that would only make sense. And since a 727 has 3. Retards.
55 Post contains links and images Levg79 : Breaking News!!!! It has been confirmed that this new ugly plane that Boeing has just introduced made its maiden flight. Unfortunately after failing t
56 Post contains links and images Birdwatching : There might be an oil crisis too... Boeing are actually planning a glider version of the 747, which will have no engines and thus consume 13% less gas
57 Post contains links and images Birdwatching : Breaking News! 3 minutes after this happened, the Russians have already copied the technique! View Large View MediumPhoto © Aad van der Voet
58 Dtwclipper : Do you think the Air Force we will ever use it as Air Force One? I really don't think so, what could one man do with all that unusable space?!
59 Sacflyer : No way, it would be the biggest appropriations scandal since the Spruce Goose. Hollywood might use it to make a movie about the president's plane bei
60 Monteycarlos : I heard that if this plane fails commercially the Air force will bail Boeing out by sticking a laser on the top deck to shoot down Soviet ICBM's! I th
61 Sacflyer : Think of how many stewardesses are going to have to be hired to staff this baby. If this thing really flies, it will just be proof that there will nev
62 Post contains images MD-90 : Delta's going to need at least ten of these majestic new planes. They'll fill 'em up, trust me.
63 Dtwclipper : Speaking of a waste of money: I also hear that some guys are working on something called ARPAnet.....they think that they will create a network of geo
64 Monteycarlos : My prediction: Early next century Delta will be the most profitable airline in the world!
65 Sacflyer : And who could possibly afford one?
66 Dtwclipper : Yeah, right! I'll believe that when Aeroflot flys a western built aircraft!
67 Sacflyer : But the real question is, will it make it to the Paris Airshow this year?
68 Continental : Sure it will. Granted it actually gets off the ground.
69 Post contains links and images Levg79 : According to the latest rumors, there's a possibility that this new airplane might not be such a failure as everyone expected it to be. Many airlines
70 DeskPilot : It won't sell, for the reasons set out above, plus the new DC-8 Advanced is what the airlines are after. It's based on the DC-9's advanced turbojet te
71 Sacflyer : Since it is never going to fly, I guess all that is left to do is drive it.
72 Post contains images DeskPilot : Ooops, forgot to add "If it's a Boeing, I'm not going"
73 Sacflyer : I wonder what the increased IFR minimums will be for this monster. Aren't they going to have to account for how high that cockpit is? That thing is pr
74 DeskPilot : Oh, and it's far to big for current runways/ramps/etc. Which airports are going to spend money widening everything to fit this monster ?
75 Dtwclipper : Do you think it will ease congestion at airports like LHR, JFK and LGA? That's their marketing ploy right?
76 Sacflyer : What's a terrorist?
77 WestWing : It must be the same Ted who has this crazy idea that in future people will instead of watching "I Love Lucy" on TV, pay to watch news stories 24 hour
78 EA CO AS : You're all wrong - not only will it fly, but NW is going to replace all of their DC-9s with them; wait and see!
79 SSTjumbo : Dude, I hear they're going to make a movie full of terrorists, and they're going to call it "West Side Story" Why? The DC-9's contain the most advanc
80 AeroWesty : It's gonna CRASH!! CRASH, I tell you! Signed, RootsAir
81 ClipperNo1 : What Idiot inside Boeing is doing their demand forcasts? With a transatlantic ticket at $3000 how do they want to fill up this huge bird? Seriously th
82 Post contains images NoUFO : Well, she's flying, and I have to admit she's a beauty:
83 AOMlover : CORSAIR manages to pack 750 passengers in a DC3, so who need that 747 anyway ?
84 JGPH1A : You're crazy ! For that much traffic, LHR would have to build a THIRD terminal ! There's no way ! LHR is already huge as it is, there must be nearly
85 Caribb : ...yeah right, or like one day they'll make a plane as big with two engines or something.... it'll never even make it over the Atlantic..
86 Falcon84 : I think this assures that great airlines like PanAm, TWA and Eastern will dominate the skies well into the next millenium. And CO think this plane wil
87 Bill142 : Its ugly and thats the reason it won't fly. I don't like it.
88 Post contains images Falcon84 : And what's this about Douglas and Lockheed coming out with some 3-engine job! WITH AN ENGINE ON THE TAIL? It'll never get off the ground! That tail wi
89 Post contains images NUair : Well with an idiot like Nixon in power I guess anything is possible. Even letting a time bomb like this thing fly. Kind of off the subject but who do
90 TPASXM787 : China aren't they red or something? That has as much chance as a computer not taking up a whole room. Not going to happen.
91 Falcon84 : Go with Teddy! This Chippawq.....Chappawada.....oh, whatever the hell it was called won't hurt his career, especially with a rock-solid wife like he h
92 BA380 : I heard a rumour that Sabena, Swissair, DanAir, PanAm and TWA are close to ordering and Branniff are considering ordering 45. With reputable, successf
93 Birdwatching : According to Boeing sources, these 5 airlines, along with Branniff, are the only 6 airlines to survive into the 21st century. I bet it's because of t
94 Rlwynn : I heard that they cost $21,000,000 apiece. Thats more than Elvis and Howard Hughes has combined.
95 BA380 : I heard an amusing story - that one day, some sirlines will offer chairs that recline to 180 degrees to form a sort of bed (!) and also that some peop
96 Alessandro : I wonder if this Boeing will be safe, imagine two of them crashing into each other during take-off?
97 Falcon84 : Well, one thing is for sure-with this 747 gizmo, and this DC-10 and L-1011 they're planning, the days of flying a two-engine aircraft across the pond
98 Cornish : It looks kinda weird with that upstairs "bubble" don't you think. Surely it would make more sense to stretch that upstairs bit the whole length of the
99 Starlionblue : And what about that DC-10? Personally, I think it'll be seriously unbalanced with that engine perched up there on the tail. Getting back to the 747, p
100 Post contains images Aloges : Yeah right... then how come a.net has photos of it? LOL! Just imagine the weight of all those cathode ray tubes and the power they need!! Anyway, if
101 Post contains images Cornish : I also heard that some record company boss called Benson (or something) wants to set up his own airline to compete with BA - imagine that. He's got th
102 NWADC9 : That's the Tu-144 in disguise, dummy!
103 Falcon84 : You mean that Senator from Texas, who was good friends with Jack Kennedy, is starting up his own airline? You, sir, are no Jack Kennedy, that's for s
104 LO231 : NO WAY!!! My bet is United...
105 Falcon84 : You guys are on LSD-it'll be Eastern, and we all know it.
106 Cornish : Well its not going to be that joke of a tiny Texas local carrier called Southwest....
107 USAFHummer : South-who? Can't say I've heard the name... Greg
108 Sacflyer : Since when is Texas part of the Southwest. That airline doesn't even fly in the Southwest.
109 Cornish : Yeah they've got this bizarre concept where they reckon that if they offer really cheap fares then people will happily fly without having anything to
110 Falcon84 : What a dumb name. For as much as a failure as an airline like that will be you might just call it, oh, I don't know.....JetBlue, or some other God-fo
111 Garnetpalmetto : Well I was kind of hoping that MLK would run until he was gunned down, then I was hoping for Bobby Kenned, but that ended in bloodshed too. As for th
112 Cornish : Ha. JetBlue sounds like one of those ideas they come up with in those slick marketing companies - you just know its going to be more about hype and m
113 ClipperNo1 : Absurd. How do they plan to offer lower prices than the other carriers?! I mean it's a regulated industry for christ's sake! Huh what, dude?? Do the
114 Birdwatching : JetBlue? That's what my toilet bowl cleaner is called! Why would they call an airline that way? What have you been smoking?
115 JFKTOWERFAN : Theres no way the 747 will make it, that new Concorde thing is supposed to fly for the first time next month. Once the Concorde arrives the 747 will b
116 Post contains images SSTjumbo : The 707 already uses at least 10,000' to take off! What's this plane going to use, 30,000'?
117 KiwiNanday : If this thing flies, then one day, there will be a plane with engines as wide as a 737 fuselage, that will be able to fly more than halfway around the
118 Christian : Can I have some of that weed you have??? /Christian
119 TriStarEnvy : I'll wager that Hollywood will probably ignore this new fangled Boeing, and never even consider using one in a movie. And then some yay-hoo's will mak
120 Garnetpalmetto : OK, IF this thing gets off the ground (and that's a big if) I think what will happen is that nobody but fly-by-night outfits whose terminals are cargo
121 RNOcommctr : The EPA will never allow it. Can you imagine the amount of emissions caused by those huge turbofans? Get a couple of those birds flying and you'd punc
122 Apuneger : I heard that some Japanese airlines are considering buying some 747's to fly domestic routes. Yeah, right! As if they'll ever fly more than 100 person
123 Dtwclipper : * Yeah and they'd probably use that old white elephant airport in Newark too! *My vote for best reply...other then mine of course!
124 WhiteHatter : Have you seen the cockpit photos? Those instruments and the control yoke are straight out of the B-52. That's a subsidy! Boeing are using US Governmen
125 Post contains images Dtwclipper : Oh yeah, well why don't you guys try to build a Jumb Jet without a little government help. Let's see you Euros even try to get a plane in the america
126 Gkirk : I hear that with this new a/c, endless possibilities will be opened up from BOH
127 Post contains images Craviation : YEAH RIGHT!!! Come on man...now you gonna tell me that the passengers (cuz I'm never flying on that ugly beast!) are gonna be able to watch TV or mov
128 Birdwatching : It is medically proven that there's only one way to survive a flight longer than 2 hours: One cigarette every 20 minutes. As long as you're allowed to
129 Bohica : Next thing you know, some mom-and-pop commuter outfit is going to fly little jets.
130 Moose1226 : PA can't afford all those 747s... I don't see how they can absorb all that capactity of 45! 747s when they are already a big airline.
131 Post contains images Falcon84 : I hear that the Europeans, having giving up on competing with Boeing, are going to make a new kind of bus.
132 WestWing : Correct. It will be a double-decker, and be used for travelling between Heathrow and Victoria Station or between Heathrow and Kings Cross. They have
133 Nosedive : Speaking of express, I hear this student down at Yale thinks he can fly packages overnight from a hub down south. Please, neither Memphis or Little R
134 USAFHummer : Hmm...I have spoken with my expert soothsayer, Nostragregus, and he has heard of this Southwest Airlines before, but tells me that they did not come
135 Mir : Absolutely. There is no way in hell that Northwest will still be operating DC-9s when the year 2000 comes. Boeing will probably come out with a small
136 Post contains images Levent : Hey, wait a minute. This 747 thing, it´s so huge... maybe we could call it "Jumbo Jet" or something, huh? Yeah! Maybe I should get a copyright on tha
137 Cornish : Ah so it was one of those April fool jokes I fell for when people told me about this crazy airline. I should have known - the ideas they were suggest
138 NWADC9 : NW operates DC-9's?
139 Post contains images LO231 : Yeah, you want to tell me that somebody will want to fly on a plane for two hours without a decent warm meal??! Not gonna happen, mister.. LOL I'm cu
140 Post contains images Birdwatching : My dear friends... I would like to thank all contributors for giving me some of the best laughs in a long time. It is wonderful to see that A.net has
141 NWADC9 : Joke? What joke? Didn't you watch the TV? I wonder if that anchorman really is gray...
142 Amy : Another pointless new aircraft. Right now I'm higher than that thing could ever go and i don't even have wings! I do have a friend called Mary Jane th
143 Brons2 : hi. i am flying 747-100 to England soon on BOAC and i would like to meet british girls, interested?
144 SmithAir747 : Very interesting...I just experienced a time-warp, where I arrived from 2005, and I am now stuck in 1970! And I'm not even supposed to be born yet unt
145 LO231 : ROTFL!!! I almost fell off the chair with this one!
146 BNE : That upstairs bubble is so that they can fill the plane with cargo on the main deck, Supersonic is the way of the future. Boeing is working on a supe
147 Gkirk : This idea is as stupid as the one that JGPH1A mentioned saying that someone called Bush would be in the White House.
148 Airboeing : Yeah, and just imagine that in the futur the white-house resident decide to use this sort of plane as his personnal plane ! How laughable !!
149 A3xx900 : Ah that Boeing double-decker will never fly.... i mean, lol... it's like one of those red london buses flying.... ha! An AirBus! Someday I will found
150 Post contains links and images MIAspotter : Well that's nothing! I heard the Europeans decided to give that new 747 thing a run for its money and they are developing a new DOUBLE DECKER plane! G
151 Monteycarlos : Lol! Next thing we'll have is Canadians trying to build planes! Like THAT will ever happen!
152 Birdwatching : That's crazy talk! We all know that outside the US the top plane manufacturing countries are the UK and the Netherlands.
153 Post contains images Gkirk : You forgot Uganda also
154 Post contains images BNE : Haven't you heard of a company called Canadair, they made a total of 27 civil CL-44s built (including four CL-44J and one CL-44-O conversions), and 1
155 MIAspotter : Wow that is cool! But I can't stop but wondering maybe one day Airplanes will be entirely controlled by computers (imagine the size of the plane to a
156 ACAfan : Hey people, if we are gonna go back in time, we might as well warn ourselves NOT to fly the following: Date Airline/Location Aircraft Type/Registratio
157 AC777233LR : I just saw on a news reel that this "747" has finally flown congrats to Boeing, but I still think it will be a failure. Supersonic point to point is t
158 AirplanePeanut : Did they run out of paint? It looks like its been sitting in a yard for spectators to come look at it as it was a classic. Phsaw, like that'll Happen.
159 Post contains images NWADC9 : How do you know about this? What the heck is a 747-200/300/400? And why would we need to go back in time? You know, about this jumbo jet, I guess we
160 DC10GUY : I don't want this to turn into another B vs D thread but the DC10 will be a far better aircraft. This will surely spell the end for the Tri Star getti
161 Monteycarlos : errr no way! Next thing you'll tell me is that Honda will have a crack at making aeroplanes! Like thats ever going to happen either!
162 ACAfan : Honda? What's a Honda?
163 MIAspotter : Hmm Honda is a Japanese car company. but don't worry I don't think they will ever sell cars in the US MIAspotter
164 Post contains images Sacflyer : This has to make it to the finals of 'Best Post in this Thread!!' And there is a lot of competition out there.
165 AeroVodochody : I just hope the president won't go flying around in one of those things.....
166 NWADC9 : Of course not! That 707 will last forever!
167 AeroVodochody : Ha! Go ahead, that name will NEVER stick!
168 NWADC9 : It could, but probably not likely...
169 Aloges : About the only thing that big chunk of aluminium could be used for is transporting water from one point to another. Maybe some of those silly folks ou
170 Prebennorholm : You guys got it totally wrong. Have a look at those windows, they are just painted on the fuselage pretending that it should be a passenger airliner (
171 Birdwatching : I just heard from a credible source that in the future they might have Internet on those 747 planes! Basically, it is a baggage net instead of overhea
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