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  • AJ
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    The "350" also relocated the distinctive Classic wingtip HF aerials to the vertical fin leaving the 'blunt' wingtips.

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  • Colin Parker
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    Just to complicate things, before the end of the 747-300 production, Boeing started to introduce what some people nicknamed the 747-350. This plane introduced some changes which would be a production standard on the 747-400 such as some of the internal systems. The best way to tell were the engines (for some types) or the wing/body fairing. The smooth blended fairing of the 744 was introduced on these '747-350s'. Cathay operated one of these VR-HON, our newest 747-300 which was the odd one out because of these changes.

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  • Crunk415balla
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    Originally posted by MaxPower
    ^^That correct. The -400D WAS and only meant for the japanese market.
    Ya, I really can't think of any other domestic market where they would need a -400D.

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  • MaxPower
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    Originally posted by Crunk415balla
    Still, the upperdeck is stretched out further than that of a 744. Unless the 744D has a stretched deck as well, but I realitively sure that it doesn't. And also, doesn't the 744D just fly within Japan?
    ^^That correct. The -400D WAS and only meant for the japanese market.

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  • Crunk415balla
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    Still, the upperdeck is stretched out further than that of a 744. Unless the 744D has a stretched deck as well, but I realitively sure that it doesn't. And also, doesn't the 744D just fly within Japan?

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  • MaxPower
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    ^^Depends if the -200 would have a SUD.

    Can be tricky though, I once got tricked by the Former Varig 747, thought it was a -400"D", no winglets.(I have to tell you it was many years ago) It turned out to be a -300 with CF6-80's., Dont know the specific engine type.

    Example:
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  • Crunk415balla
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    The simple way to spot one is to look at the stretched upperdeck. The aircraft will look similar to a 742, not so much a 744.

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  • Foxtrot
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    ^Well, not totally revised, it keeps the same fuselage as the -300, except it is longer. Only major differences are the winglets, the electronic EFIS 2-crew flight deck and more powerful engines.

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  • Bok269
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    From what i gather ( I could be wrong)


    The 300 is a 200 with a stretched upper deck and some other small improbements. The 400 is a totally revised model.

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  • Foxtrot
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    Originally posted by benyeomans
    Hello,
    Sorry if this has been asked before...

    Whats the difference between the 300 and 400 ? I know the 400 has winglets,is that the only change or is the seating arrangement a little different ? I would just like to know as last year i was on a 747-300 and this year im going with the same people again *Travel City Direct* and there is word that they may be upgrading to 747-400.

    Thankyou for your time,

    Ben.
    Seating arrangement is essentially the same in all 747's these days with the 10-across 3-4-3 config in economy and 2-3-2 in most business classes. The 744 has more powerful engines than the -300 variant and a greater wingspan (although it isn't that apparent to the naked eye).

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  • benyeomans
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    Thankyou for the reply,thats what i wanted to know.

    Ben,

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  • MaxPower
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    Originally posted by benyeomans
    Hello,
    Sorry if this has been asked before...

    Whats the difference between the 300 and 400 ? I know the 400 has winglets,is that the only change or is the seating arrangement a little different ? I would just like to know as last year i was on a 747-300 and this year im going with the same people again *Travel City Direct* and there is word that they may be upgrading to 747-400.

    Thankyou for your time,

    Ben.
    From the other side, The Blue Site.
    http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=100
    The 747-400 externally resembles the -300, but it is a significantly improved aircraft. Changes include a new, two crew digital flightdeck with six large CRT displays, an increased span wing with winglets (the -400 was the first airliner to introduce winglets), new engines, recontoured wing/fuselage fairing, a new interior, lower basic but increased max takeoff weights, and greater range.

    From Wikipedia.org
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747
    The 747-400 is the latest model of the 747 and the only series still in production. It is offered in several versions.
    It added 6 ft (1.8 m) wing tip extensions and 6 ft (1.8 m) winglets, tail fuel tanks, revised engines, an all-new interior, and an all-new glass cockpit which dispensed with the need for a flight engineer.

    If there's anything you would like to know about the 747, Go ahead and Contact Colin Parker - He's a pilot for CX, operating 777 and 747.

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  • benyeomans
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    747-300 vs 400

    Hello,
    Sorry if this has been asked before...

    Whats the difference between the 300 and 400 ? I know the 400 has winglets,is that the only change or is the seating arrangement a little different ? I would just like to know as last year i was on a 747-300 and this year im going with the same people again *Travel City Direct* and there is word that they may be upgrading to 747-400.

    Thankyou for your time,

    Ben.
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