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Old 28 October 2016, 12:11 AM
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There are 2 big reasons why the 747 won't continue as long as the 737 will. Engines 3 and 4. As BoKu pointed out, flights have changed. A 777 can carry almost as many passengers as a 747 can but it only has two engines. I never worked as an aviation mechanic, but I trained as one and jet engines are fantastically expensive to maintain. Just those savings would make a 777 a much better bet.
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