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A comparision of Singapore Airlines A380 and company B747 in one photo! The battle of giant, which one do you prefer? [Nikon D2x]
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    Sam Chui
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    Boeing 747-412
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
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    Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot)
    New South Wales
    Australia
    November 2007
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Anonymous
9 years ago
Have to admit, while the a380 is a massive aircraft, I still favor the 747.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Hope to see more comparison images like this!
Good one!
Anonymous
9 years ago
If only battles of beauty could we watch!
Anonymous
9 years ago
In this picture the 747 looks like a 737 in a 737/747 comparison...Amazing :O
Anonymous
9 years ago
The good 'ole 747 for please
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is the best comparison on Airliners.net of the A380 to the 747 in terms of size. I have it as my background... this is really amazing. The 747 looks much smaller...but just imagine an A380-900! Large aircraft like this are the way of the future.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Where is a Boei... aaahh, the small one in the front ;-)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Both great aircrafts I would like to fly in the airbus a380 I often flown in a 747
Anonymous
9 years ago
King and Queen. Beautiful shot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I like the flight deck of the 747-400 better than the A380's
Anonymous
9 years ago
747 for me, anytime anywhere. Gracious Queen of the Sky. Beauty and the Beast. Nice shot nevertheless.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great pic! I prefer the 747.
Anonymous
9 years ago
A380 in my mind, B744 in my heart.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Call me old fashioned, but I prefer the 744.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow, that is a shot I have waited for. The size comparison is impressive. The A380 looks one number bigger. There are 36 years between these two aircrafts. Both are awesome imho.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Which do I prefer, Sam?
Well, I think the Boeing is a beautiful creation - not so much the Airbus.
Also, the Boeing has lived thru its youth and has grown into a reliable and wonderful servant. The Airbus on the other hand is unproven - and when it comes to lifting my backside to 40k ft. at 600 mph... well sir - I'll take the Boeing any day.

Great pic by the way!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The Boeing. In my opinion, you just can't beat the classy look of the hump. A 5* comparison of these two giants.
Anonymous
9 years ago
As you put it correctly Sam, it's the battle of the giants. It's still the 747 for me because it's been there, done that. The Flying Walrus, still needs to prove itself however. It has a long long way to go yet..
Anonymous
9 years ago
The 747 will always reign as most beautiful . . .
Anonymous
9 years ago
I'm going to have to go with the 747. Call me sentimental but I still love the old girl.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Finally that 747 to A380 pic that everyone sbeen waiting for.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo blew me away when i saw the comparison!!!
Amazing, 5*s Sam!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice shot. I still like the 747 best.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great to see these two in a shot which gives an indication of size and scale
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is the first time I have seen a 747 compared to another aircraft and look small! Still, you can't beat the elegant lines of the original Queen of the Skies.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I would have to say the 747.Although when Airbus Stretch the A380 it will be a better looking plane,but for now the 747 stays the "Queen of the skies"
Anonymous
9 years ago
The Jumbo looks like a little and slim plane!... Imagine the future 900 series of the A380! :P
Anonymous
9 years ago
I waited so long to see both aircrafts in one photo. Thank you so much Kingsford for such a nice picture. The King is huge compared to the Queen.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Well done! Long live the 747, always the greatest for me. Fantastic angle, you should be proud :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
I think this is the first photo with the two giants in the same frame and so close to each other. Great shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
No question, the old mighty 747 wins!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I still prefer 747, I think A380 is a nice and roomy plane, but 747 still look better.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great Picture! I still prefer the 747 though!
Anonymous
9 years ago
By this photo we can see clearly how bigger is A380 than B747
Anonymous
9 years ago
I prefer A380 without any doubt!!!! :-)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Since the A380 came into operation I've always wanted to see the A380 and a B747 together. Although the A380 is bigger,I can never get enough of the B747s - they're simply amazing and stylish too. Thumbs up for the B747!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Since the A380 came into operation I've always wanted to see the A380 and a B747 together. Although the A380 is bigger,I can never get enough of the B747s - they're simply amazing and stylish too. Thumbs up for the B747!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Yet another masterpiece from Sam!! Some people are lucky and some are Sam Chui. I love the 380, but 744 is a 744. You could say there are two queens in the sky now.
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's amazing to see these two giants side by side, and I can't help being impressed by the sheer size of the A380! I haven't seen the Airbus jumbo up close in person yet, so the 747 is still my undisputed queen of the skies.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The boeing is a much prettier aircraft, but look at the sheer size of the A380. Its a monster!I'd go for Boeing over Airbus anyday.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The 747 is prettier!!!!! Maybe in the future Boeing will present an aircraft with 2 complete levels...
Anonymous
9 years ago
From this angle they both look beautiful!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very nice shot, Sam!

I love Boeing, and the 747. She will be the Queen of the Skies for ever. ;)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice incredible shot...
i love a380and 747 so...
singapore airlines the best
Anonymous
9 years ago
That´s the photo I´ve always looked for! Know I have an idea of how bigger the A380 is than the 747! Thanks!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is the first direct comparison photo I've seen - great job
Anonymous
9 years ago
The 747 looks much more beautiful than its rival...nice comparison....5 stars
Anonymous
9 years ago
This really informs how much bigger the Whalejet is.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow! i still think that the 747 is the most beautiful aircraft ever made!
Anonymous
9 years ago
747 for ever :) ... by the way nice pic!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Who's the daddy now!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
747 is more cute, but actually A380 is really more huge
Anonymous
9 years ago
My God, didn't realize how huge this plane was until just now! This shot is excellent, really captures the size of this leviathan.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I believe I prefer the good old 747. Good shot of these two giants.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The Whale and the Queen of the Skies. I prefer the Queen.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Sam Chui, You keep stunning us by marvellous photo, now i easily understand the Quantitative difference between Jumbo and Super Jumbo.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The A380 clearly looks bigger. Thanks for a very interesting picture, and one we all had been waiting for.
Anonymous
9 years ago
It is difficult to choose. Both of them are great. T.B.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I prefer the Boeing 747!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The size of that A380 is simply amazing compared to the B747... though the 747 will always remain my favorite of the two :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
I prefer 747!!
Best Regards
Kamil Macniak
EPGD SPOTTERS
Anonymous
9 years ago
The 747 is the Queen of the Skies, the 380 is a dump
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's fantastic to see the A380 and 744 side by side, you can really see the size difference. I do, however, still think the 744 is number 1!
Anonymous
9 years ago
747 all the way!
Anonymous
9 years ago
If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going... But thats just me, good to see the two almost eye to eye, you captured the 747 off guard while its opponent sneaks past. 5 stars.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Looks like people still prefer the A380. Amazing photo, and probably the only one in Airliners.net that has the 2 rival jumbos in one photo? Avionics point of view, A380 is the clear winner. Looks wise- the sharp nosed B747. So why not "marry" the two in a not so unceremonious way? The Queen of the Sky waiting for the King to pass by!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The A380 might win in size but the 744 will always have beauty on her side
Anonymous
9 years ago
They are both beautiful birds, but I thinks the 747 still win! Nice Photo!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot of the 2 undisputed commercial aviation giants. Technologically, there's no competition and none of us should expect them to be so - 1 was born almost 20 yrs before the other and didn't hv the benefits of 20 yrs worth of advancement! Style-wise, of course, it's upto your personal taste and nostalgia. For the record, I like both.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Future of aviation(A380)meets aviation history (747). Simply stunning photo, well done!
Anonymous
9 years ago
To me, the 747 is still and always will be the queen of the skies but the a380 is still a beauty.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I'd go for the 747. I prefer the sexy little hump to a fully 2nd floor. In my humble opinion, the A380 is just too big.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Two Jumbos in one picture - amazing!! But the 747 is still the most beautiful aircraft.
Anonymous
9 years ago
When it comes to size the A380 is bigger. However, the 747 is still Queen. She is beautiful and elegant and definitely my preference between the two.
Anonymous
9 years ago
A great shot to compare these 2 giants. The A380 is newer and more advanced, but I just can't warm to it's front end...the 747 takes this beauty contest!
Anonymous
9 years ago
If I had to choose which one to fly on, well "if it ain't Boeing, I'm flying. If it's Boeing, I ain't going." The A380 is the new Empress of the skies. The B747 is simply a flying trash can.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great photo! I think the 747 is more beautiful than the A380. The A380 looks like it ate too many passengers and got fat!
Anonymous
9 years ago
You've done a great job yet again Sammy!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The 747 has proven to be a fantastic aircraft for almost 40 years. But even with a 747-800 version, the A380 will be the future due to economical, environmental and comfort predominance.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Everybody knows that boeing planes are much better than airbus planes. Airbus A380 is bigger than boeing 744 but B744 will be the king of the skies until he stops to fly. 747 is the best!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I personally find the B747 more beautiful and graceful than the A380.
Anonymous
9 years ago
747 is always my choice! Great shot Sam!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Ive never seen a 747 look so small.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Airbus spend 30 years to catch up with Boeing
380 takes about 15 years to come true, 747 only less then 3 years!
The answer is obvious!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great photo!!! The 747 all the way... something about its age, lines, and history that make it unbeatable.
Anonymous
9 years ago
OK, this perspective works for the 747. Sure, the A380 is not an athletic aircraft. It shows from this angle. To answer your question, Sam: of course the A380! Because it is a modern airliner, the cabin is the calmest of all. And it is built (partly) in my hometown Hamburg. :-)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice Picture. but compared to A380, Boeing 747-400 looks great. 747 is still the queen of the sky
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's hard to choose, but I still prefer the 747! - anyway, great shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very nice shot!!! Man I love the A380
Anonymous
9 years ago
Since I was child I have always admired the 747!! I love seeing it by flying above Mexico City and making left turns, Wow!! A380 is also a nice bird.
Anonymous
9 years ago
That's a really cool picture to compare both the magnificent aircrafts however I prefer the 747
Anonymous
9 years ago
Historical Shot!! Yes the 744 looks better but we will get used to the A380 and new versions will come just like the 747 that looks weird when appearing.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The A380 is catched well, but the B747 should be a little bit turned to the left so one have a much better comparison of the size of the fuselage and the different diameter of the engines
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful shot sam! its amazing that this shot wasn't even taken at homebase. still prefer the 744 though!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Look closely, and you will find the 747 looking sad, while the A380 smiles mirthfully!
Ikusav
Anonymous
9 years ago
Although A380 is the largest now,but i still prefer B747
"If it ain`t Boeing ,I`m not going" ;(
Anonymous
9 years ago
The B747 has a more characteristic face and is more slim. Her look is known since decades and branded into the minds.
The A380 looks like an A318 - just bigger - nothing special on it beside here size.
But the B747 ist not really beautiful - just elegant with a "curious" head - more interesting.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The 747 is the best. I like the A380, too because of the technology it was, but it doesn't have a beautiful design. Aside from that, the new Boeing 747-8 WILL be the longest plane, 1 meter longer than the A340. So, the 747 won't go out of service if you think it is.

I clearly choose the 747 because of the design.
I like the 380s technology, but not the design. For me it's about style, not size.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice shot but the A380 is just a big Walmart. The 747 is still the classiest aircraft.
Jim
CYWG
Anonymous
9 years ago
This picture shows the difference in size quite accurately. The 380 is the most amazing airliner in the world period.And i don't care for those boeing dudes that say that this plane is to big and that there's no market for it. The 747 was a great plane, now it's airbus turn to show off.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice shot! :D i like big stuffs so well A380 for me .. but airbus really gotta stretch the body abit to make it more proportioned n that nose of the A380 too ><
Anonymous
9 years ago
I would go for the Boeing 747 any time. The Airbus A380 just looks UGLY!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The question is only one: do we really need an aircraft
able to carry 800 passengers? A380 might be unbeatable for cargo, but the future, according to me, is represented by Boeing with its 787, in terms of efficiency. And we all have to remember the age of 747. However, they are two wonderful aircrafts: fly them anyway.....
Anonymous
9 years ago
The Queen meets the new King... Great photo!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I love the way you can compare the to "jumbo jets" in this shot. I still would go with the Boeing 747 even know it's in older style and the A380 is brand new and all i would go for the Boeing 747. I can hardly wait till we get a photo of to the Boeing 747-8 and the A380 and to compare them then!
amazing shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
A380 may not be the prettiest aircraft out there, but as an airline enthusiast I actually prefer it to 747. I've flown 100+ times on a 747, and one experience on A380 managed to beat them all... plus, windows are bigger ;)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice i never saw the king (A380) and the queen (747-400) of the skys together
Anonymous
9 years ago
747 vs. 380... Simply, an epic battle.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I love the 747!! Hail to the Queen!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Full credit! The first shot of the two giants. And boy it is a surprise as to who made it possible...not!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I am a 747 man myself. Great perspective though
Anonymous
9 years ago
You are one crazy guy!!! No normal person can do what you have done.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The 747 pretty please ! Still remains THE airplane !!! But of course that is a personal opinion.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Two wonderful aircraft...but i prefer the "jumbo 747" forever
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great comparison!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The BIGGER, the BETTER !!! The B747 may be the Queen of the Skies, but each Queen need a KING, and the King is the BIG BUS !
Anonymous
9 years ago
The 747 will forever be the king
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very nice pic. Taken from where?
I prefer the 747 - much more elegant, useful and there really was no need for the A380 was there???
It really is an ugly plane, innit?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great pic!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
What an intriguing shot. The only 2 types of commercial double-deckers used today.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Both in one photo...great shot
Anonymous
9 years ago
Clash of the titans!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
What the hell
Anonymous
9 years ago
Singapore airlines King and Queen on display Nice
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great pic. 747-400 is my favorite by far. The 380 is simply utilitarian. The 747 is the definition of powerful grace and spectacular from every angle.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The A380 is definitely bigger but I still prefer the 747, it just looks prettier, more elegant. Both Aircraft are awesome but I will still favor the 747 for many years to come.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful shot i still prefer the 747 more beautiful and original :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Good day. I think the 747 seems to be bigger than the 380 because 747 has got less space between the passenger windows. Also I think the visual effect of the 747 head is very important. The only true in this photo is that the design of one of the aircrafts was made in the early 60's, and the other one is a XXI century aircraft.

Thanks for this great shot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Another unique pic from Sam. Personally for me, the 747 has more elegant lines and is a timeless classic. Indeed, the Bus has Big shoes to fill since the Boeing has been around since 1968, a Very historical and 'battle hardened/proven queen of the skies'.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Boeing Company vs Aiurbus Industry
B747 vs A380
Still B747 is more elegant, but A380 is more powerfull.
In this photo you can see the evolution of years in aviation.
Anonymous
9 years ago
No question which one I would prefer.
I love airplanes and thats why I prefer the Boeing!
Anonymous
9 years ago
747 all the way!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I prefer the Jumbo, also it has to be something that the first commercial flight of the 747 was on 21/jan/1970, I mean 37 years before A380 did!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The 747 is pure beauty and a thrill to ride on, the a380 sounds boring and the entire second deck is a pure gimmick.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Boy, you sure can appreciate the 747 a lot more when you see them side by side. I didn't realize quite how ugly the A-380 is until now. I like the photo a lot, great vantage point!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I can only imagine the question the Wright brothers would have looking at this 5* pic.....

"Wilbur... Where the heck is Singapore?"
Anonymous
9 years ago
Since 2005 i have been waiting for this shot. but personally, i think that instead of mistaking this pic as ''battle of the giants" or " boeing vs. airbus" it should be the beautiful 40 year old virgin queen finally meeting her new long awaited king in holy matrimony =D
Anonymous
9 years ago
B747-400 is NOT giant. She is a "simple" big airplane. With full harmony. This is the real difference between the two plane.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Jumbo Junior and Super Jumbo Senior crossing paths at Sydney!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I prefer 747!! it's beatiful elegant, it's amazing!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Size does matter
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice photo. it would have been better if the jumbo had been side facing. at the angle, it looks small but there is not a whole lot of difference in the size of the two. the 380 looks amazingly like the md-12 that was almost produced in the early 90's, almost identical.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Because you can see the big difference between the Airbus a380 and the Boeing 747. Its just perfect!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I gotta say two spectacular airplanes.... But the A380 wont conquer for long cause the 747-800 is in production right now as we speak. The range will me longer than of the A380 but in length 1 meters longer, so only for a matter if time.....747 forever
Anonymous
8 years ago
747, for sure, the most beautiful bird ever made...
Anonymous
8 years ago
That high tail and gorgeous flexing wings which the 747 doesn't even come close to, does it for me, besides the bugling forehead, i think the a380 is a beautiful plane, the 747's beauty is overrated for me, i never could find anything so breathtaking about it, i consider the 777(all models) and a330-300,a340-600 a lot more beautiful than the 747. that squashed cheek frontal view of the 747 as seen in the a.net logo does nothing for me. and no offense, but to say i love planes, thats why i love boeing is very daft coming from the german.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I prefer the 747!!! It is much more beautiful than the A380!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The 747 will always remain the Queen of The Skies, but the A380 has now been crowned the King of The Skies.

Anonymous
8 years ago
I'll take the A380 for its newer cabin products and quiet ride. But the 747 will always have a place in my heart
Anonymous
8 years ago
The 380 seems to dwarf the 747 in this picture, wonderful. 380 takes some getting used to... as Im sure the 747 did when there was nothing else like it out there way back when... both truly wonderful aircraft.
Anonymous
8 years ago
You know what the A380 pilot is thinking? I'm bigger than you!

But do you know what the 747 pilot is thinking? I'm seated higher than you!

A wins in size but B still wins in design and elegance.
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a question;
the B is my favorite any time any way for quite some time to come.
Anonymous
8 years ago
David vs Goliath!
Anonymous
8 years ago
5+. But honostly, the A380 is UGLY, looks like a double dekker Amtrak coach wagon, the 747 will always own the skies.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I prefer the 747, just beautiful.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I think A380 has a particular charme like no other a/c.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice picture, but the B747 has a different angle than the A380, that's a pity, you can't see the real difference. Anyway, I like both planes, but de B747 is the classiest.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Definitely the 747. I don't like the A380 very much, I think it's an ugly airplane
Anonymous
8 years ago
A pity the 747 looks retired, parked at the edge of the apron; but it still has elegance, whereas the A380 looks like a camel (i.e. as if designed by committee). Not even Singapore livery can save it!
Anonymous
8 years ago
747 is better than A380!! 747 forever!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I'll go with the B747. They rock the sky. Has longer flying history.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I undoubtedly prefer the 747, as she has a lot more presence than the A380 as her design makes this to be. Her wing structure is very important to her image as it give the feel of a very laid back style, but the fact that they control such a mass and toll of passengers reinvents the idea of strength. Yet another way that this photo has so much effect is that this seems that there is a hostile atmosphere around the two (As obviously there is in matter of control of the skies). But there again... 747 Wins any day! :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
The Queen (of the sky) is dead, long life the queen

time of the 747 is up
Anonymous
8 years ago
This the clear example of the battle for the sky
Anonymous
8 years ago
Quier good battle between two plane......
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great photo. I like both A380 and B747 aircraft. I think that the most beautiful planes for long distances are these two, Airbus A330 and Ilyushin IL-96.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Good comparison but 747 all the way!!

After tallies of preferences, my count is: Airbus - 14 versus Boeing - 87.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Its like compareing a little kid with his dad... with out the 747 we wouldnt have the 380...i prefer the 747 because i know it but i still gotta see what the 380 has to offer. i also like how there isnt that big change in design for over thirty years
Anonymous
8 years ago
A380 is modern but the 747 is the 747.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Do I have to choose? I'm more impressed and intrigued with the A380 but the 747 is one of the most beautiful and graceful aircraft ever made imho. It will always be the symbol of man conquering the skies to me.
Great photo, I love the angle in particular. And it really does look like they're checking each other out.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The A380 is massive and incredible, but its size limits its abilities compared to the 747. Basically, their both pretty sweet in their own ways. :D Nice pic by the way ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
I will always choose the 747. She is and will always be an icon that everybody knows :) the A380 i massive but will never come close to the beauty of the Boeing 747 :D
Anonymous
8 years ago
747: "You know what the difference is between you and me? I make this look good."
Anonymous
8 years ago
"A380 is modern but the 747 is the 747."..You're right. The A380 is new, modern and bigger, but the 747 is a legend, and that is much better!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
ALWAYS THE QUEEN OF THE SKIES!!! With the other piece of plastic and metal there are too many people together in the skies
Anonymous
7 years ago
The 747 is the finest airplane of the history. Airbus? what's that?
Anonymous
7 years ago
You may be bigger than me. you me quieter than me. you may be longer than me. but you cannot get royal majestic look like me. I am the Best.. I am 747....rajesh
Anonymous
7 years ago
Boeing forever
Anonymous
7 years ago
The 747 because i look at it like a girl with the perfect body and curves in the right area. the a380 looks like something like big huge whale.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great picture,The first time i saw the A380 it was like wow thats huge, everytime i see the 747 its like.... Yeah this is just perfect curves and gracefullness in one beautiful package.... go boeing
Anonymous
7 years ago
747 and A380!!! My two favourite planes together! Love the photo. If i had to decide which plane is better my brain would explode trying to decide. I love them both
Anonymous
7 years ago
I would choose both, but the 747 is a true legend, still considered the Queen of the Skies!
Anonymous
7 years ago
The King and the Queen of the skies!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
747!!!
i think airbus is egzagerating with the a380 , they cant beat the 747
Anonymous
7 years ago
747...hands down. im a boeing kinda guy.
Anonymous
7 years ago
(Airbus)A380 for Engineers ,(Boeing)747 for Pilots!!

747 4EVER!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Always 747! Awesome aircraft.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Well, looking at this pic, I just can see one Magnificent Airplane in the foregroung, and a massive ugly whale in the backgroung...

Boeing 747 Obviously! No aircraft will ever even equal the Queen of the Skyes.
Anonymous
7 years ago
747 is the legend of aviation history although the hunky-chunky-huge-trunky A380 will always be more advanced but it could never top the 747-800!
Anonymous
7 years ago
747! it is the Best Aircraft!
Anonymous
7 years ago
That A380 needs to lose some pounds because that 747 is too hot, tone and sexy
Anonymous
7 years ago
You can compare the B747 with the A380. You can see clearly that the A380 is much larger than the B747
Anonymous
7 years ago
A380 for space, 747 for grace.

That said, aviation is all about pushing the boundaries of human achievement, and Airbus must be applauded for taking the risk, just as Boeing did 40 years ago. The 747 is a legend in its own right, and the A380 is the ultimate tribute to its legacy. Long live VLAs!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Ok, let's be honest.
Who's the main objective in this image frame?

I think the A380 is a lot classier.
Five stars.
Anonymous
7 years ago
747: Wanna know what's on my mind? you wont be built if im not created :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
The Boeing 747 is one of the best looking airliners out there. Hands down the winner. The A380 is nice, but it looks bloated and not as sleek and sexy as the 747. Am I biased? Perhaps! :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great Comparison...reminds me of the ending of one star trek movie (i think it was 6th one) where 40 years old enterprise passing alongside the brand new excelsior. One is a legend, the other one cutting egde of human technology.

A380 needs to be successful for the next 40 years to top the 747, which is not dead yet....
Anonymous
7 years ago
***** Even though this was posted a couple years back, I'll have to say: Sam, you've done it again. With that being said, AIRBUS WHALE, GET LOST! 747 forever! "If it ain't Boeing, then I ain't going!"
Anonymous
7 years ago
747 queen of the skies..
Anonymous
7 years ago
B747 rules the skies forever. All others are mere pretenders.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I will admit, the A380 is kind of cool with its two full levels, but it is ugly. The 747 is so sleek and beautiful; and the 747-8 is only getting sexier. May the Queen of the Skies rule forever.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I have never, ever liked the looks of the 747....from being that hump back, it looks fine, but...forward? No. Never. The A-380 to me...well its nose could have been designed more pleasing, but...to me, it looks...right, as a whole. I have never...and will never, be a Boeing fan.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beauty is to the eye of the beholder ... both are beautifull in my book. One thing is for sure do, Boeing has or is looking at ways to convert the 747 into a double decker. OM5
Anonymous
7 years ago
B747 has got the best looks
Anonymous
7 years ago
747 is more beautiful than A380 Boeing forever
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nor even think about preference ... 380 is too ugly, indeed. For me all Boeing family is beautiful, maybe only 757 is "so so"
Anonymous
7 years ago
All of the comments seem to be a bit one-sided, eh?

As for my opinion: As long as it flies, its beautiful! ;)
Anonymous
7 years ago
The A380 is a mechanical marvel, but the 747 still wears the crown as reigning beauty queen
Anonymous
7 years ago
The A380 could be a wonder of technology,but in a beauty contest I vote for the 747
Anonymous
7 years ago
I prefer the 747, for his design...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Having been on both a B747 and a A380 i love them both, but i had a better experience on the A380. It's much quieter and the flight was much smoother! Still love the 747 though!
Anonymous
7 years ago
747 is the Best looking and Designed for Multi use, the A380 is not either.
BOEING!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The B747 anytime. In general I find Boeing airliners more good-looking than Airbuses. The only Airbus I really like is the A340.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The Airbus is: more efficient, quieter, smoother, more technologically advanced, more versatile, and newer.
The Boeing is: much better looking.

Both are great planes, however; one is a product of this century, and the other is an aging 60's marvel undergoing a modification here and there to be kept in the running.
Anonymous
6 years ago
747!! 5/5
Anonymous
6 years ago
Undisputed Champ is Boeing 747........it always and will always rule the sky and there is no contemporary competitor to the mighty 747---Ajay Jakhar India
Anonymous
6 years ago
Boeing 747 – “The Queen of the Sky” , Airbus A380 – new born , still long way to go to prove him self that he will deserve the attribute “The King of the Sky” , no matter how advance he is , I still like the queen and will forever.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I Love 747....
Anonymous
6 years ago
Which do I prefer? The 747, of course. I wonder if the SQ CEO even reads this ... the people have spoken! 747 - Queen of the Skies.
Anonymous
6 years ago
To me, the inside of the a380 is to prefer. But from the outside, NOTHING can beat that mil* the 747 is. 40 Years of true elegance can't be beaten by a newbie ;)
Anonymous
6 years ago
747! forever!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Perpetually 747.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Queen of the skies?! If there ever was such a thing then it was called Concorde. No other aircraft comes even near its beauty and elegance. The A380 is no super model, but at least doesn't have that unaesthetic hump you get with the B747.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Both.They are both very big and thats what i like,For comfort the A380.Wondering how the new 748 is like.The looker is the 747.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Two giants in one frame one airline,superb.I choose the A380,comfort is king.
Anonymous
6 years ago
If its not Boeing, I'm not going!
747 is the true Queen of the Skys.
Anonymous
6 years ago
747 please! That A380 looks awful short.
Anonymous
6 years ago
747.. The bigger is not necessarily the better
Anonymous
6 years ago
A380! I like the 744 also but the A380 is the best!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Capture.I like both its the same to me.i fly a lot of miles each year.the best a/c is the one that takes me home save.Best flight experience i had was with the 772.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The 747 looks somewhat "small" in comparison to the A380. In my opinion both, the 747 and the A380 are very impressive aircraft.
Anonymous
6 years ago
New technology!with out a doubt i choose the A380.The 744 is old news.Maybe the 748 is that refreshing like the A380.I hope so!
Anonymous
6 years ago
What you're seeing here is beauty vs. whale!
the 747-8i while rule the skies!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks a little bit like Her Majesty of the Skies vs. a big fat pig. 747 rules!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
747 is still by prefered way to fly, so who is going to fly the 748 to Australia ?
Anonymous
6 years ago
My gosh, that A380 is huge. But the 747 wins the beauty contest that's for sure.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I do prefer A380. But I also like the 747. Great shot! Lucky to get those giants together in one moment!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Which one do I prefer? The 744, without a shadow of doubt. The only way anyone's going to get me to fly on an A380 is if the route I need to fly becomes A380-only.

The Jumbo Jet v the Whale Jet ... one is the most beautiful and elegant subsonic airliner ever built, the other is the ugliest airliner ever built.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I prefer A380, 757 is ugly plane :P
Anonymous
6 years ago
I like the looks of the 747.But my favorite is not in this pic.That always will be the md11.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The 747-400 is by far the best aircraft ever produced IMO, Absolute elegance and grace, two things the A380 does not have.
Anonymous
6 years ago
A prestigious aircraft (747) against a modern aicraft (A380). Mmmh it's not easy but I would chose the A380. More comfortable, more graceful, greener...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great photo and great aircrafts.
But Concorde is still the only legitimate queen of the skies, compared to these fat subsonic planes. 5*
Anonymous
6 years ago
I definately prefer the Boeing 747-400! There is no need for the airbus a380, there is no need for an aircraft that big-It is ugly and far too large, as demonstrated when the aircraft has collided with buildings and other aircraft several times because of its size! The Boeing 747 is the real queen of the Skies, but my favourite aircraft will always be the most successful one.....The Boeing 737!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Will always choose the 747!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I love both of these planes, for different reasons!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Giants together!I prefer smaller aircrafts.As a pilot i choose the 747,as an airline ceo the A380.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great Photo Sam,
With regards to whats better looking, no doubt the 747 looks better than the A380, but I think thats mainly down to the cockpit placement. Had the cockpit been at the upper deck and not the middle I think it would not have been as one sided.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I have to say I like the 747 better too..better lines. A380 is an impressive aircraft don't get me wrong. Just looks stubby to me.
Anonymous
5 years ago
The 747 looks better!But prefer the A380.And the best looking 4engined a/c isnt in this pic,surely thats the A345.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Both the Boeing 747-400 and the Airbus A380 are fantastic marvels of aerospace technology. Everybody has their own opinion on who shall be the Queen, King, Emperor, etc etc etc...of the Skies
Old School: B747 400
New School: A380
Combining both schools: B747 800

Airbus is great...but my preference is the Immortal Boeing 747.

On another thought, it would be awesome whenever I get the chance to fly these Royal Birds.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Interesting shot! Size isn't everything here...the 744 is more elegant, graceful and downright majestic. The 388 is of course huge and perhaps majestic, but stubby and not aesthetically a match for the 744. If the 388 was a bit longer and had a better designed nose, perhaps the contest would be closer! IMHO!
Anonymous
5 years ago
It's a tie for me. The A380 is a marvel of modern airliner technology (not to mention the biggest in the sky), but the 747 is such a classic, timeless airliner. What can I say, I love 'em both!
Anonymous
5 years ago
The 747 is a classic, of course. But the 380 is modern efficiency in a package. Just look at the wing on the 380 in the picture, from the side. Wow!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I prefer the a380's cuz of the quietness and the new cabins
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great photo, two giants in one frame! No argument, the lines of the classic 747 are far better, if you ask me the airbus design is pretty ugly
Anonymous
5 years ago
I see the greatest airliner ever built, and the ugliest airliner ever built. I'm sure you can guess which is which.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Sentiment!No time to look back the A380 is far superior
compare to the 744 and the 748i.
No doubt the A380 is the winner.Try one if you dont believe it.Sorry boeing you are to late with a real VLA
Anonymous
5 years ago
Americans and Europeans are the superiors of aviation.747 and 380 have the same role but different design.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Amazing, A380 All The Way!
Anonymous
4 years ago
None of them..... I prefer the Airbus A340-600
Anonymous
4 years ago
747 without hesitation. The 380 is an engineering marvel to be sure but a face only a mother could love.
Anonymous
4 years ago
The 747 is Miss World of the Skies wins the beauty contest anyday. Timeless design and right lines did the trick, not age of concept. Will look better forever as a result. Think of the 1979 W126 Mercedes-Benz S-Class for an automotive analogue example. Same great story.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Well, considering they are both big toys, I would simply say the A380 is a teddybear - round and fluffy - while the 747 is a Barbie doll - elegant from any angle but less friendly.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Well friends, this picture is like comparing Madonna and Lady Gaga.
One is new, promising and profitable...
The other is History, Legacy and Supremacy.
Anyway, both are Fantastic!

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