Originally Posted by Speedbird 48
And Leo I am sorry to say their are a lot of people who find the 747 a "less comfortable" plane then the 777!
Are they crazy? Would they rather be cramped into a glorified domestic plane for 15 hours instead of in a HUGE plane spread out over two decks! BA used to have only 299 seats in the 747 making for a very comfortable experience I presume, now they have not only increased capacity but also started cramming MORE seats into 77Ws! When my teacher told me she loved the 787 I felt a little bit angry...
Oh, and too everyone who finds them "quiet from the ground" I can promise you, they are NOT! After comparing the sounds of a 767 and 777s/787s/748s I can tell you while Boeing's newer planes have an annoying high bass roar, (seriously I cannot even watch plane spotting videos of them any more I am so tired of their noise...) 767s are almost as quite and have a much less annoying whine
But let's answer your post:
It is normal that many people will prefer the 777 because as it is a more modern plane it will mostly also have a more modern cabin. The Y cabin of BA's and AF's 747 for exemple is old which means that eg the entertainement system will be much older (which means bad quality movies and less content) than in modern 777's. UA 744 doesn't even offer an IFE for transpacific flights! Plus a 777 in a 9-seat/row configuration is IMO more comfortable than a 747 (even if I really love the 747!)
Many people loves the 787... Well, you don't and that's your right but you must respect what other people think! The 787 is a technologicaly amazing airplane and many consider it as one if the 3 most beautiful airliners!
As for the sound problem, use a DB meter first instead of random impressions!