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Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sun May 30, 2004 10:18 am

Hello Guys!

I was wondering which one would you prefer to fly. A Boeing 744 or A Boeing 777?


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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sun May 30, 2004 10:28 am

The 747 because it is so unique! Where else in the world can you fly narrowbody on a widebody (upperdeck)? It is a truly awsome airplane!

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sun May 30, 2004 10:30 am

Definitely a 744!

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sun May 30, 2004 10:39 am

No question about it.....

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sun May 30, 2004 10:48 am

Probably the 777, only because I've never flown on it before.
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sun May 30, 2004 11:05 am

The 747 by far is the best plane to ever take to the skies.
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon May 31, 2004 2:10 am

A 777. I have yet to be on one. Maybe sometime this Summer.  Smile
 
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon May 31, 2004 2:26 am

I've never flown on either, but definitely the 747!
 
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon May 31, 2004 2:50 am

The 747 is the greatest aircraft of all time but I would chose the 777 just because I have not yet flown on it.
 
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon May 31, 2004 11:59 am

Damn tough call but I will give the nod to the the 744. Especially where First is in the nose  Big thumbs up
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon May 31, 2004 5:27 pm

The 747 anyday! It is a great aircraft, and the view would be awesome from the cockpit.
I have been into the cockpit of a 744, looks awesome...would be great to fly one  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon May 31, 2004 7:19 pm

I haven't been on any of them, so far. So I would choose the 747 since it is my favorite aircraft. Beautiful!
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon May 31, 2004 7:23 pm

744, no questions asked. It's the king of the skies

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:56 am

744 by far, is there any other way to fly?
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:13 am

The 747. But, there's one 747 that I'll never fly on regardless:


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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:28 am

Depends. As I usually fly United, and unfortunately, am usually in Economy, I would always choose the 777. To be honest, if all things were equal, I would not have a preference between the 2. Both are incredible machines. Cop-out answer I know, but the truth.

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:04 am

I'd go for the 777, since I've never flown it and already have flown the 747 a couple of times.

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:20 am

I had the honor to fly the mighty 747 in March 2004. So I would go now for the 777.


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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 6:33 am

If I had to choose, the 747.
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:29 am

747...this question is very simple. 747 is a piece of history, while the 777 is just a damn good airplane.
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:01 am

744 by a long shot.

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:11 pm

I would say both. Fly the new kid on the block (777) on my outbound leg and the king of the skies on the way back.

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:26 pm

I've flown the 744 and the 777. After that flight on the 744, I can safely say I prefer the 777.
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:08 pm

correct me if i'm wrong,

i've not heard of an airframe recently designed that keeps up with the "good ol" B747. i have been told the B707 has a higher cruz speed, by about mach0.02-0.04.

it'll be interesting to see if the A380s will have a cruz figure that rivals a B747? the A340s dont keep up with it.
i guess not in this era where "ecomomy" is everything.

the newest (largest) widebody i'v travelled in was a 333.

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i'd love to fly on both as i'v never been on a 744 or 772/773, & i'd like to see which is better out of 777 or 330.

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:59 pm

I've flown on both,but definitely would go with the B747,more spacious interior IMO.

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:32 pm

I would prefer to fly on a 777 because I never have!
 
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Wed Jun 02, 2004 1:24 am

744, didn't you just ask this same question?

With that aside

the 744 definetly, i have flown both and the 744 was the best aircraft I have ever flown.
 
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:46 pm

Since i've never been one i'd have to say the 747

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sun Jun 06, 2004 7:28 pm

The 777 because I have never flown on it before.  Smile


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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:26 am

I've been on test flights on both now, and without a doubt it would have to be the 744.
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sun Jun 13, 2004 4:41 pm

747 for me. It is so darn big. And it has character. All the recent U.S. twins are so cookie cutter.
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:04 pm

Have flown on both a few times, though more frequently on the B747-400 (18 flights) than the B777 (3 flights), but if I had to select one of these two, it'd be the B747-400...

Now, if I had my free choice of aircraft, it would be neither one...

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:30 pm

I have been on both. I`d prefer the 744. Don`t know why, just a feeling.
 
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:16 am

I will definitely want to fly on the 777 since I havent been on it yet!!! Just to see those GE-115B blowers face to face will be great.
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:06 am


Whichever one you buy me a ticket on will be my favorite.  Big grin
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:44 pm

I too have not flown the 777, but hands down I'd prefer the 747, particularly the 744. King of the Skies.
 
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:52 pm

depends on the cabin layout & route - on a 777 you could have 2-5-2 layout so if you get a window you only have 1 person to get past. 747 (in economy) are almost always 3-4-3 so 2 people to get past.
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 6:14 am

I really like 777, and have flown on it more times than a 747, although there's nothing like the feeling of sitting in a nice Biz class seat on the upper deck of the 744 about to embark on a 13 hour flight!

The 777 is spacy and modern, the 744 just has that feeling to it. I think I'd prefer to fly on a 744 though.

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:45 am

I have flown both, and I have to say it really depends...

However, I love to fly the 777. My last flight was on a CO 777 to EWR - in coach of course... It is very very comfortable.

Comfort on the 747 - LH lowest / NW medium / UA best

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:39 pm

For me it would definetely be the B 744!

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:58 am

When the 747 was the only game in town, that was my preference. Big, spacious, gorgeous. Now have flown 777's multiple times and can say that is my new favorite. doesn't have the same "nostalgia" effect of the 747, but the amenities are updated and more modern.

It might differ from airline to airline, but the 777's I've flown all have had in flight entertainment at each seat with satellite tv, so that is a real plus, too.
 
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sun Jun 27, 2004 8:12 am

Been on 747's numerous times and would now like to try out the most beautiful plane ever made - the triple seven.

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sun Jun 27, 2004 10:59 am

Never been on a triple 7 - would be nice to try it out though.

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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:05 pm

Unless the 777 is UA or AA then I would chose the 747-400
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:09 am

It's a toss-up, as I've never flown any widebody other than the Diesel10. Given the chance to fly on either the 747 or 777, I'll take one going and the other coming back so I can experience both! And connect with a 767 in the process so I can add that bird to my list too.
 
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:16 am

For me guys the Boeing 744 wins hands down. Sure there is nothing wrong with the 777 but I just feel more confident when on a long haul flight over oceans to know there are four engines rather than two!

I know engine failure in twin ops is rare and they must be able to fly on one engine to an airport but if one engine did fail and we are then flying on the other, I think I would then worry about the other engine failing and the plane then becoming a glider. True a 747 had failure on all four engines (BA en route to Australia over Indonesia after volcanic ash was digested into the engines but Captain Moody and his crew managed to restart them), but this must be extremely rare.
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:06 pm

Been on both - definitely prefer the 777 - it's just more user friendly!
 
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:23 pm

Has to be the 744. There is more of an occasion to flying the big girl. It seems sooooo much bigger to me, largely because the different cabin areas are more enclosed and you cannot see the rest of the plane, whereas in the 777 you can see most of the plane from any seat. The 777 is fine, but I love the 744.
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RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:28 am

The more jets it has, the more comfortable I feel (love flying a BAe146!), but that's not the only reason I'd choose the 744 over the 777. Have flown on both in my time, but I have to say that I don't get the indescribable feeling on a 777 that I get from being aboard one of those 'gentle giant' 744's. I just wish that more airlines still used them to cross the Atlantic - for me it's just not the same making that journey on anything less.
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