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Old 16th Jan 2016, 17:01
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Good old bird

I worked on and flew on _100 _200 _300's. After 45 years doing both it still is the best A/C for me.
Highlight was with Saudis where I got run-up and high speed taxi it was the best!!
I don't envy much but you who got to fly the B747 were lucky to do so.

ATB 😁
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Old 16th Jan 2016, 18:49
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The collapse of oil prices must be rewriting airliner economics.
A used 747 is now so much cheaper than a competing 777 or 787 that the worse operating costs are no longer prohibitive.
Maybe there is room now for an 'Oldtime Airlines', low cost, with crew and equipment both past retirement?
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Old 16th Jan 2016, 20:13
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Maybe there is room now for an 'Oldtime Airlines', low cost, with crew and equipment both past retirement?
DC3s?
Stratocruisers?
Constellations?
Concordes!
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Old 16th Jan 2016, 20:23
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It is currently cheaper to lease and operate a B744 than a B77.300 with current fuel prices and low leasing rates for the Jumbo

An up to date B744 is much more comfortable than a B777, is extremely reliable, faster, rides turbulence better etc etc...

The Queen Of the Skies is very much alive and is getting once again more attractive...
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 15:44
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Get the Connies out and you will get help

Ready for it, tools in hut ready ,bring the beer 😁
VC10 as well
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 19:47
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Example of recent BA refresh, 3-4-3 in Y significantly more comfortable than 3-4-3 in a 777-300:

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Old 6th Feb 2016, 17:39
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sorry guys you just don't understand airborne luxury.

After missing a nights sleep (work) NOTHING beats a cargo net hammock across a herc freight bay
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 23:22
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It tells us a lot about the current value of a 744 when a rock band can rent one for their exclusive use, including their own paint job, for a complete world tour.
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Old 22nd Feb 2016, 15:29
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN
On one BA flight the hostie refused to move her cart into a space so that I could use the gangway - I was only business class, but I got the impression that she considered herself more important than the passengers.
That's become an industry standard, it appears.
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