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Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:42 am

I think the classic looks better. It's quite beautiful.

 
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:51 am

Personally I prefer the SP, looks sexy, performance is shit hot but there's not many around anymore.....another classic disappearing fast.
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:51 am

I like the classic too. But to fly in I would take the 744. But I fly 742 in FS and love it. Both are great planes.
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:52 am

The 744 all the way. There is nothing like it.

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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:18 am

The 744. The 742 looks like if it was about to explode...even when they were new, they just look so low-quality
 
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Sun Aug 15, 2004 11:57 pm

Although I don't like the 747 in general, I'd say the 742 is my favorite in this "match up".
I wish I had some experience on the SP though.
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:37 am

The 744 for sure. 742 is a nice aircraft, sure, but you can't beat that more proportional hump, great winglets and more modern engine covers...
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:17 am

The VC-25A. It's a 742 with GE engines. Only 2 ever made, and IMHO, the ultimate 747s in the air. It's the only way to fly.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:29 am

I have to agree with Andz. 747SP is the best looking bird. I drive past this little (?) sucker every day on the way to work (BOH) and it looks awesome.
Surely there must be demand in Japan for a 400 version of the SP?


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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:28 am

744 - beauty, grace and power combined
 
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:10 am

I really like with the B744 aircraft for myself. I will try to make flying on the B744 aircraft in the future.
 
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Mon Aug 16, 2004 5:14 pm

There is a demand in Japan...it's called the 747-400D
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:23 pm

742 (powered by Rolls Royce RB.211 engines). Pure class!


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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:00 am

I like the 747-400F. It looks like a 200 series, but has the larger wing and the winglets of the -400. I prefer the -200 series overall.
 
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:36 pm

Both are great and beautiful aircraft, but the bigger wings, engines and the winglets make the 744 the slightly better looking aircraft. But the original short upper deck looks better balanced than the long one introduced with the -300 series. If its shape alone, the 747-400F is the most attractive 747 ever.
The 747-300 is in my opinion the least attractive 747 series.
The 747SP is just cute and I like it very much although of cause it lacks elegance besides a 744.
I do not think a future 747 advanced will have better looks as it will be slightly stretched (generally not in favour of good looks) and will most likely have raked wingtips instead of winglets (what also doesn´t improve its attractivity).
 
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:55 pm

I like the 747-200, it looks great in Virgin Atlantic Livery, plus I get to see them all the time at Manchester as the only two Virgin have are based here.
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:12 am

from a looks perspective the 744 is a little bit more classy but in terms of actually looking at one today in this day and age i'd much rather see a classic.

ask this question in 10 years and it'll say A380 or 744....
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:01 am

747-100/200 is my favorite.


Especially in American and Olympic colors.  Smokin cool


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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:11 am

I'm no fan of classics( or Boeing) so I would say the -400.............. and the -200. What the heck, they both look the same.
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:28 am

For me, the 744, is newer, and better in terms of security.
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:52 am

I would have to go for the B742, and the reason is simple...the only time I ever sat in a cockpit during landing (summer of 2001). It was such a brilliant experience that I just love the Classic now, and I'm very grateful to the BA staff.


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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:55 am

I prefer the 200. I like it`s simplicity in terms of shape compared to the 400.
 
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RE: Do You Prefer 742 Or 744?

Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:35 pm

I ahven't been on at 742 but I have been on 743's and 744's. So I would have to go with the 744 by default and elimination.

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