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-370 seats
-589 mph
-710,000 lb. max. gross take-off weight
-5500 mile range
-4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D Engines. 
(43,500 lb thrust)
-231ft Length
-65ft Height
-196ft Span

Created due to the 15% increase of airline traffic per year in an effort to bring cheap flights to the masses.

In April 1966, Pan Am placed an order with Boeing for twenty-five 747s.

Each cost $21,000,000.
The complete order cost $525,000,000.

'Young America Clipper'
On January 22, 1970 the first B747-100 departed JFK on route to London.

Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets are still in use today and their large capacity allows for many cheap flights to be flown daily. On some flights, the wall at the front of the middle aisle is used as a projection screen for movies.

 

Boeing 747-100

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Poor quality photo, but notice the dramatic size difference between the B707 & the B747
Boeing 747-121
The giant size difference made cheap flights a reality
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Pan Am's Chairman Jeeb Halaby testing the 747

  
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