BA – old 747s (hate to moan …but)

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  • AMcWhirter

    Whilst they are old and battered, I personally prefer them to a lot of the newer aircraft – chiefly down to space…or perception of.

    As you will have read on this Forum over the years … all airlines are squeezing more and more seating into their economy cabins.

    Today’s 747s feel spacious but think back to the 1970s (a time when the 747s entered service) when economy class was disposed 9-across rather than today’s 10-across.


    Yep, thats why I’m opting for old and battered rather then new and normally cramped!


    Enjoy the 58.58 minutes of D check Canucklad…

    Cheers Martyn
    Interesting watch and re-assuring to see the level of care and love the engineers put into their work
    And although its recycling on an extreme level, there is still a bit of me that feels sad when you see a once “proud beast” being ripped apart .
    But then again , I’m a sentimental fool : )


    I appreciate the opportunity being able to sit in the nose of the aircraft, as the footfall is reduced which gives an overall quieter flight. But it will be a shame when they are finally retired.


    Great trip out to Miami on an A380 in First – impressed with all the recent changes; however return on the 747 First was very poor. Great crew but there was no IFE across the plane, there was no seat lighting for the entire trip – so no reading and eating in the dark for 8+ hours, the carpet held in place with 2″ black tape – oh and unlike the outward trip no flowers in the loos. I know first world problems – but the ticket price for both flights was the same – the ‘First’ experience was very different. I have no problem with an old 747 – but it needs to be properly maintained.

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