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B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 2:28 pm

Hi everyone!

B 747 VS B 777. Which one do you like more?

I, myself, LOVE the B 747. Especially the B 747-400. I love B 747 the most! Especially the 400 series.

I like the B 777 too but I prefer the B 747.

How about you?  Smile
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 2:30 pm

I like the Triple... better range, better climb performance, more versatility... simply the best in the skies...

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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 2:32 pm

Well, I haven't been on the 747, but I have been on the 777. All I have to say is that the 747 better be an extremely awesome aircraft to be on, in order to beat the triple seven. It was that good.
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 2:37 pm

747 all the way all series!


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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 2:45 pm

I am sure the B 777 is a successful program. But it will never replace the B 747.

I think B 747 has better performance. It is a lot more comfortable to be on it.  Smile

Anymore idea from you guys?  Smile
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 2:45 pm

747-400 just by a smidge
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 2:53 pm

I like more B747-400 . It`s bigger than B777.
B747-400 have winglets and tripple seven has not winglets. B747-400 have four engines and Tripple have two engines .
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 5:21 pm

I have flow'n neither but i think the 777 is better.

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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 5:52 pm

The 747 is a lot better. Ive never been on either but the 747 is better in almost all aspects.

Of the widebody planes I have been on, the A330-300 (US) is the best, followed by the DC-10 (UA), and last, the 767-200 (US/DL).
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 5:59 pm

The design of the B 747 is MUCH more classy.

The B 777 is a great plane. But it will never replace the B 747 as the 'Queen of the Skies'. Nor will the A 380.

Just my 2 cents!  Smile
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 6:34 pm

I just admire the looks, performance and technological advances in the B777, but I admit that the 747-400 still looks sharp, if I had to choose, I'd probably go on the 747.
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 6:48 pm

I think that the 747 still is the Queen of the Sky, and it will be for a long time. But if I have to choose it would be the 777. I like it better because it's newer and it looks just great!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 7:03 pm

I love the 747 Classics

The 777 and 744 are also great, but nothing beats the calssics when we are talking comfort, design, and experince.

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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 7:29 pm

Having been on both, I'd have to say the 747 wins hands down for comfort.
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 9:15 pm

My personal experience and my personal taste says: B747-400.

How can you even compare a twin with the "Queen of the skies"? A 777 next to a 747 looks like a boring Lexus standing aside a impressive Bentley! They just don´t play in the same league.
The 777 is just the most modern airliner around and it has the best designed interior, thats all about it. It does its job well but this "wannabee-Jumbo" doesn´t come near the 747.
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sat Mar 10, 2001 11:58 pm

For long range over water flights like the Pacific routes from the West Coast to Japan and the Far East, I would definately prefer the four engine 747-400.
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 12:24 am

I flew B747-200 (GA, QF, and CX), B747SP (QF), B747-400 (KLM) and B777-200 (SQ and CX).

Although I would say the answer depends on the airlines' configuration, but on the overall, my answer will be B747, especially the SP!!!

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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 1:25 am

Both great aircraft, both rule ... but I prefer the B747  Smile! However I have never been in a B777.

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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 1:32 am

I have been on the 772 and the 742/744 and from a comfort standpouint I like the 777 better. That said, the 747 is still an aircraft I find to be a special event when I fly on it.
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 2:26 am

I have flown on both the 747 and 777. I prefer the 747-400.
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 2:43 am

Kudos to the 777. The BA 772s are wonderfully comfortable and quiet. Having flown BA 742, 744, and AF 343, the 772 was the best ride.
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 3:02 am

Both aircrafts are great !!
For long distance , i prefer the Boeing 747-400 cause feel safer flying on 4 engines rather then 2 ..
If its short or median distance , Boeing 777 is my preferred choice !!


Both are great aircrafts !!
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 3:18 am

I have seen quite a lot of comparisons between the 777 and the 747 in magazines, message boards etc. Perhaps I could make a few observations as follows:

1. Which Version
It is only fair to compare the 777 and the 744. The Classics are too old to compare with the 777.

2. Comfort
It is not possible, nor fair, to compare seating comfort, leg room, quality of food, entertainment systems, colour of the interior etc as this is almost totally dependent on airline configuration. All that can be compared are things that are permanently fixed to the aircraft, like design of overhead bins, wall panels, toilets, galleys etc. Also quietness is an important factor. In this respect, the 777 is probably the winner. It has a more modern cabin design, and a more airy feel. It is quieter inside. The toilets are slightly more modern. But this is not to say that the 744 interior is no good. I still find the design of the overhead bins attractive, and the wall panels are virtually identical to the 777s. Many people think that the 744 overhead bins intrude too much in to the cabin. But I think what many have overlooked is that given the height of the 777 overhead bins, some people might find it hard to open/close them.

3. Appearance/Aesthetics
In terms of external appearance, I think the 747 wins hands down. It has many more interesting features, most crucial of which is the upper deck. It has winglets, a more impressive landing gear, and its sheer size gives it the ultimate in presence. The 777, modern as it is, is actually a very plain looking plane. Apart from larger than usual engines, there’s noting too special about it.

4. Technology
The 777 clearly wins here. It is a decade ahead of the 747. It has fly by wire, computer screens for the cabin crews, and many more high tech features. The engines are a generation ahead, and cause much less noise pollution. But this is not to say the 744 is old fashioned. It does also have some sophisticated features.

5. Economics/Efficiency
This is probably what most airlines put as their highest priority. It does not matter whether the plane is good looking or not, or if it has trendy looking overhead bins. What matters most is whether it can make the most money for the airline. In this respect, I believe that the 777 is a more efficient aircraft. Being a twin, it is more fuel efficient. And its lower weight gives it an advantage. Also bear in mind that, especially in –300 form, the 777 carries almost as many passengers as a 747, despite being physically smaller.

6. Passenger preference/peace of mind
I think the 747 wins here. The fact that the 747 is the most well known and largest aircraft in the world gives people a favourable impression. And having four engines makes it a winner. It is no use trying to convince passengers that the 777 has been through ETOPS testing and the chance of both engines breaking down is small (most passengers are ignorant of these facts anyway). The fact is that twins do not give the same peace of mind to passengers. Passengers would simply be really worried if an engine on a twin broke down over the North Pole. This is not to say the 777 does not have a good reputation. Many people, especially the younger ones, have a favourable impression of this aircraft because it is probably the most modern airliner currently in service.


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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 4:04 am

Recently flew ORD to LHR on BA, 744 there, 772 back. The 744 had a certain "flair" to it that other aircraft don't have. It's hard to describe, but it just felt special. If an aircraft could have a "swagger" or superior attitude, this was it. And over the middle of the Atlantic in the dead of night, I did feel better knowing there were 4 powerplants hanging on the wings. Having said that, I do prefer the 777, been on it 4 times, going again next week RT to LHR. Much more comfortable in 3-3-3 coach configuration, quieter, felt like a smoother ride too. Been in business section also, nice ride.
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 4:24 am

I like both equally!!!!!



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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 4:40 am

I agree with some of the comments....both are great aircrafts....which one i prefer depends on the routes flown...and in some cases some liveries look better on 747 and others on 777s.
For long distance like SYD/MEL to LAX or SFO I prefer the 747 400s...for CDG JFK or EWR I prefer the 777s...for CDG LAX SFO either plane is OK. The interior of the 777 I find really great....but the 747s still feel a lot larger and you feel less cooped up on flights lasting longer than 12 hours.
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 5:51 am

I prefer the 747

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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Mon Mar 12, 2001 11:50 am

The 747 is an awesome aircraft.
 
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RE: B 747 VS B 777. Which One Do You Prefer?

Mon Mar 12, 2001 11:56 am

B 777 is a great plane. But it will never replace the B 747 as the 'Queen of the Skies'. Nor will the A 380.


It's nice to say that, but you have to give some reasons to justify other than being biased against a particular aircraft manufacturer starting with the letter "A".

I've only flown the older 747s (-100 and -200) and found them to be less than ideal from a passengers standpoint. 3-4-3 seating doesn't work as well as 2-4-2 (A300/310, 330, 340) or 2-3-2 (767). If you're sitting at the window seat, it isn't nice to squeeze over two people every time you need to get up. I haven't flown the 777...but I know it has 3-3-3 or sometimes 3-4-3 seating...which doesn't make it a good choice in my book.

As a passenger, the best aircraft I have flown longhaul are the 767 and A330-200.

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