Is Boeing 777 better than 747?

The 747 is well over 50 years old. As such, many airlines are retiring it and replacing it with Boeing’s other large airliner, the 777….Boeing 747 vs 777: Specs.

Specifications 747-400 777-300
Length 231 ft 10 in (70.66 m) 242 ft 4 in (73.86 m)
Wingspan 211 ft 5 in (64.4 m) 212 ft 7 in (64.80 m)

What is the difference between Boeing 777 200 and 777 300?

Although their air-frame measurements such as wingspan, wheel track and tailplane are the same, the major difference is the fuselage length. Being significantly longer in the fuselage, the Boeing 777 300 outstretches its sister, the 777 200, by 10 metres, comparatively adding a far greater passenger capacity.

Why was the 747-400 so popular?

Following its introduction in 1969, the Boeing 747 became a major success with airlines and the flying public. As the world’s first wide-body jetliner, the 747 had revolutionized air travel, and cemented its manufacturer’s dominance in the passenger aircraft market.

How much does it cost to fuel a 747?

Based on 450 annual owner-operated hours and $4.25-per-gallon fuel cost, the BOEING 747-400 has total variable costs of $7,812,774.00, total fixed costs of $416,150.00, and an annual budget of $8,228,924.00. This breaks down to $18,286.50 per hour.

Why did the 747 fail?

Lufthansa Flight 540 was the first fatal crash of a 747. On November 20, 1974, it stalled and crashed moments after taking off from Nairobi, with 59 deaths and 98 survivors. The cause was an error by the flight engineer in combination with a lack of a sufficient warning system.

Which is better a 777 300 or a 747 400?

Fast forward to now, booking for this summer, looks like the first leg of the trip is on a 777-300, and the second on a 747-400. On the return, it’s a 747-8i then a 777-300. Putting this together, I conclude the 777 was the more comfortable plane vs the 747.

What’s the difference between a Boeing 767 and a 777?

It was not really designed for long-haul flying over 10 hours. The Boeing 777, on the other hand, never saw less than 300. As such, it targeted a much bigger crowd of airlines who needed to transport more passengers a longer distance. Having a wider fuselage allowed its passengers more comfort.

Is the Boeing 747 still on the market?

Once the go-to jet for airlines around the world, the Boeing 747 days are now numbered. Boeing only has a few orders left for the aircraft, all of which are cargo varieties. Airlines now looking for the next ‘Jumbo Jet’ might find the 777x to suit them nicely.

How much does it cost to operate a Boeing 777?

Boeing states the total operating cost is closer to $13,450.00 per hour or about $28.80 per seat per hour. Boeing states that under regular conditions, the 777-200LR should cost around $9,750.00/hour to operate, with the 777-300ER at a cost of $10,250.00/hour to operate.