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Old Feb 14th 2019, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by Expatrick View Post
A380 production to cease.
Hope you put some money on it
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Old Feb 14th 2019, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Expatrick View Post
A380 production to cease.
Already? It's only been in production for 15 years or something like that. Somewhere there's a 737 having a giggle.
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Old Feb 14th 2019, 3:06 pm
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Already? It's only been in production for 15 years or something like that. Somewhere there's a 737 having a giggle.
Well these two 74's found it amusing!


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Old Feb 14th 2019, 3:09 pm
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Well these two 74's found it amusing!

Actually, the one on the left is getting ready to eat the other one, after distracting it with a quick one-liner. It's a rare and beautiful sight to observe in the wild.
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Actually, the one on the left is getting ready to eat the other one, after distracting it with a quick one-liner. It's a rare and beautiful sight to observe in the wild.
Perhaps the one on the right is a dentist, real name Molar!
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Old Feb 14th 2019, 3:13 pm
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Perhaps the one on the right is a dentist, real name Molar!
That's exactly the kind of joke people tell when they make a face like those two planes in the picture
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Old Feb 17th 2019, 4:10 am
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Be a shame to see the 747 phased out. Traveling behind one taxiing out with its flaps down was a great site. It really amazed me how the thing of off the ground. Even though the 380 is a bigger plane, the747 looked way bigger in take off configuration. My flight out of the UK to start my life in the US was on the top deck of a BA 747. I doubt I’ll ever have a better flight in my life!!!!!
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Already? It's only been in production for 15 years or something like that. Somewhere there's a 737 having a giggle.
At the rate Boeing is going, not sure if the 737 will ever end...lol Its likely at this point to still be in service when I am of retirement age....

I am going to be flying a Max in about 2 weeks, first time on that type, will be interesting to see the differences from a passenger perspective.

Nothing like the sound of a -200 series though. I never got to ride a -100 series, we only had 1 in the fleet and it retired in 1999.



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A380 production to cease.
Travel economy sucks no matter what the aircraft. I flew SFO to CDG on the A380, it took one hour to unload my luggage at CDG. Why is my luggage always the last one on the carousel?
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Retro BOAC livery for a BA 747:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...ays-ce-455845/
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Travel economy sucks no matter what the aircraft. I flew SFO to CDG on the A380, it took one hour to unload my luggage at CDG. Why is my luggage always the last one on the carousel?
If you like to be the first to check in, your bags will be the first ones loaded into the cargo container. That'll make them the last ones off.
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Old Feb 19th 2019, 1:54 pm
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At the rate Boeing is going, not sure if the 737 will ever end...lol Its likely at this point to still be in service when I am of retirement age....

I am going to be flying a Max in about 2 weeks, first time on that type, will be interesting to see the differences from a passenger perspective.

Nothing like the sound of a -200 series though. I never got to ride a -100 series, we only had 1 in the fleet and it retired in 1999.
I think they just keep improving the 737 line to avoid having to design new airframes. The 737-900 essentially replaced the 757 and 737s are now crossing the Atlantic, albeit with a stop in Keflavik on the way.

I do love the sound of the old jet engines though, such a pleasing roar.
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Seeing those gave me flashbacks.... I flew BOAC in 1972 (on a 747)..... Heathrow to Frankfurt, to Dubai, to Hong Kong, to Darwin finally ending up in Brisbane about 2 days later. In those days we got off the plane at each airport and were free to wander around for an hour or so !
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2 years back i went to london throug british airways flight, personally i really like their services, i actually really enjoy my journy and safely reached to my destination...
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