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United says goodbye to the 747 in a new video

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posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 07:47 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
It's for your safety.

The cavity search is just a bonus.


They don't even kiss me first.




posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 08:09 AM
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a reply to: FredT

I remember my first flight on a 747. It was United Airlines San Francisco to Honolulu 1974. I was 16, my brother was 17 and my two younger sisters were 11 and 14.
The first class lounge was up a circular staircase. At the top were a horseshoe shaped white leather sofa, two places with white leather swivel club chairs and tables, a bar, a restroom and the door to the cockpit.
At one point the four of us were up there without any other passengers or the crew ( the pilot was in the cockpit of course but he, they, were behind a door all the way up front. ) It was like our own private luxury liner ala James Bond. Too cool. Why are they retiring the jumbo jet?
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posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 08:13 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme


4 engine aircraft are no longer efficient with modern ETOPS aircraft taking their place on long haul flights.



posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 08:17 AM
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a reply to: Kurokage

I used to watch the Air France concord land at JFK every morning back in the eighties. . The building I was in had a glass domed atrium and that bird flew right overhead every morning at 8:55. If I missed it I knew I was late! You could see the heat waves shimmering off of it if the sky was very clear on winter mornings.



posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: FredT

Yeah lol. No smoking beyond this point. Even though we're in a flying tin can. Lol.
Back then you could smoke in hospitals too.



posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 08:38 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Thanks.
I'm still waiting for the teleported but that technology may come after I'm gone from this world. Lol.



posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

A 777-300ER, in a two class configuration, gives up 20 seats to a 747-400ER, with an almost identical range, and something like an 8-10% lower cost per seat mile.
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posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 09:29 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
Thanks.
I'm still waiting for the teleported but that technology may come after I'm gone from this world. Lol.


I would be fine with just teleporting through the TSA lane.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: DBCowboy
It's for your safety.

The cavity search is just a bonus.


They don't even kiss me first.


Never share m&m's with a tsa agent, proctologist or a plumber....rules to live by....



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Hey zaph. What kinda engiens are the 747-400s rocking.

My flight is 7200 miles and im told the max range for a 747-400 is about 7500 miles. Thats not much murphy proofing. If something goes sour in flight.

I guess what im asking is is there any reassurance you can give me that the 747 400 is more than capable of making a non stop flight across the pacific including any unforeseeable contingencies.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

You mean besides the fact that they do it daily?

They use one of three options. The PW4000, CF6, or RB211.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yeah for some reason i just have a lot of anxiety regarding it. Its the way my brain works. Always needs something to worry about.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Hey zaph whats the difference between the 747-400 and the 747-8?


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posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Just checked the 747 im flying on use the Rolls-Royce RB211-524G-T. anything you can tell me about them.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Great just found out the engines are ancient on jet im flying on.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 05:39 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: Zaphod58

Just checked the 747 im flying on use the Rolls-Royce RB211-524G-T. anything you can tell me about them.


They bankrupted Rolls in the 70's and just about killed the L-1011 for lockheed cause they could not deliver them. Otherwise you should be fine LOL

On the other hand when they were in vogue you could still buy flight insurance from a vending machine right before you boarded
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posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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Farewell to the United 747
I love the giant lei




posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

They spin the wrong way.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR
static1.uk.businessinsider.com...

Its all ok, Qantas can carry a spare for you


uk.businessinsider.com...



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 02:56 PM
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Came across this today I know it's not related but didn't want to make a thread about it. Rather funny though.




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