Everyone forget the bins, seats, cabin width etc. look at the ceiling and the top of the window panels you will see the older 747 cabin have elongated hexagonal shaped panels whereas the new 747 cabin have rectangular shaped panels.
One thing that interested me was the 2 QF
pics the one Chrisrad posted (VH-OJB) has hexagonal panels where ClassicLover posted (VH-OJN) has rectangular panels. Both these aircraft where ordered in at the same time as their first 744 order for 18 frames and both delivered in the same batch. here are the same two pics again
-OJB was the second frame first flew August 1989
-OJN was the fourteenth frame first flew October 1991
Also looking at the first flight dates of every single 744 pic chrisrad posted every single old config aircraft first flew April 1990 (HS-TGJ) at the latest and the oldest new interior being PH
-BFK first flew May 1990
Which leads me to believe that all 744's didn't get the new upper deck look untill Early 1990.
another thing I fing weird is that the VS picture (G-VTOP) was a 1997 production aircraft complete with new rectangular panels but has the old angled 767 style baggage bins circa.1980's
[Edited 2006-10-22 02:57:36]
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