SXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2005 posts, RR: 19 Posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6645 times:
Noticed this picture of the cabin of an LY 744, and I couldn't help but notice that it has the side paneling that the Classic 747s had. I also noticed it seems a bit weird about the window shades, they almost look as if they were closed on the outside. Can anyone help?
Njxc500 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 218 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6516 times:
Doesn't even look like they're in an aircraft....The shades do appear to be on the outside, there is no EM lighting strip on the floor, no vents at the bottom of the wall panels, and the seats don't look installed normally, and no seat tracks....also, the window on the far right has a deep wall against it.
Boeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 992 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6331 times:
My vote is this picture is taken during a Heavy Check. And it is a mock up using the aircraft interior for marketing pictures. If you look at the right hand upper corner of the picture there is an window with out a cover on it. The cover on the outside of the windows is for glare from the flash and lighting, Window shades most of the time roll up in the side wall and come out wrinkled and may have slight difference in color. Also with the covering on the outside of the windows the graphic art dept. can come back and photoshop any location they want for the pictures.
So it's looks like a real airplane but the carpet is just layed out and the seat tracks are not bolted to the floor, even if the seats are still in tracks.
Is it one of the old 742s to which El Al tried to give a "modernized" look by removing the colored walls in the late 1990s.....? Is it a model in which air crews are learning? I don't know..... maybe the photographer will tell us. But for sure, it is not 4X-ELB as indicated; there is clearly "something wrong" with this indication.
I bitterly miss the livery that should never have been changed (repetition...)