Joni
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B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:53 pm

These look nice, and seem to feature Boeing marketing the top part of the rear cabin once more:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/h...chnology_jumbo_overhaul/html/1.stm
 
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RE: B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:55 pm

I think I've seen most of these pictures in other places, but it is really nice to have them all in one presentation! Thanks for the link!
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RE: B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:00 am

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The new 450-seat Intercontinental plane will still not carry as many people as the Airbus A380, which can hold up to 840

Sort of like taking the best case scenario with the 748 to the worst case scenario 380, no? What does the 748 hold in an all Y layout?
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RE: B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:19 am

Quoting C680 (Reply 1):
I think I've seen most of these pictures in other places, but it is really nice to have them all in one presentation! Thanks for the link!

Indeed. Having all the pics in one place is rather convienient.

For the "raked" wing, is that going to be implemented for sure? IMO, that's going to be pretty impressive to see.

Again, thanks for the link.
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RE: B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:03 pm

love the pitures, i sure cant wait till it fly's, but i still will miss the production of the original 747-400. can airlines still order them after they start making the 748? hummmm......
 
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RE: B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:04 pm

Thanks for sharing. The skyloft space seems to be a really great idea- a good use of otherwise unused space. The BBC says that it could be used for smoking rooms- that would be an interesting concept.

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RE: B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:25 pm

...every time I see that "seats 840" blurb about the A380, I begin to understand why it's not selling.

There is no way that I will ever purchase a ticket on an A380 flight. It's already cramped enough on a 747 (which I avoid)!
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RE: B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:25 pm

Quoting Final47 (Reply 4):
love the pitures, i sure cant wait till it fly's, but i still will miss the production of the original 747-400. can airlines still order them after they start making the 748? hummmm......

Why would they want to?
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RE: B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:52 pm

Quoting RAPCON (Reply 6):
There is no way that I will ever purchase a ticket on an A380 flight. It's already cramped enough on a 747 (which I avoid)!

Errrrrrr 840 seats is at maximum Y layout
Typical layout on a 38 will be 555 i think
Its not going to be any more cramped than a 747, the seat pitches will still be the same....
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RE: B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:44 pm

If U look at A388 drawing (length 73 m) from above, it´s crystalclear that 389 will be ca. 7 meters longer..

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RE: B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:02 pm

Quoting RAPCON (Reply 6):
There is no way that I will ever purchase a ticket on an A380 flight. It's already cramped enough on a 747 (which I avoid)!

Whether a plane is cramped or not has nothing to do with its size (well, except maybe if it's a 747 in a configuration for Japanese domestic flights...)
 
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RE: B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:11 pm

Quoting AirplaneBoy (Reply 5):
Thanks for sharing. The skyloft space seems to be a really great idea- a good use of otherwise unused space. The BBC says that it could be used for smoking rooms- that would be an interesting concept.

What is that skyloft actually? Is it a prolongued version of what is called the "crown" by many 747 operators (e.g. BA)? For as far as I've seen pictures of the crew rests in in the crown, the place seems pretty cramped. Also it has now windows, so I really doubt the "most expensive real estate in the world" classification.

What is currently done with these "skylofts":


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Also, where will the crew rests then be?
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RE: B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:50 pm

Quoting EHHO (Reply 11):
Also, where will the crew rests then be?

From my understanding, being that the 748 is stretched, as will the skyloft. It will be long enough to accomodate current crew rests while adding potentially more revenue sources like an "option" for economy class passengers to pay an extra 20 bucks to sleep flat, etc...
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RE: B748 Pictures On BBC Website

Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:26 am

Quoting Final47 (Reply 4):
the original 747-400. can airlines still order them after they start making the 748?



Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 7):
Why would they want to?

Maybe not airlines, but what about military projects, namely the Airborne Laser ("ABL"), which is based on a 744F, IIRC.

If that project makes it to "mass" production (a big "if"), I guess the Air Force could either buy a bunch of used 744Fs for conversion, or they could go with 748Fs instead...?

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