|The Boeing 747 is a widebody commercial airliner, capable of carrying between 366 and 524 passengers, depending on the series, typically in two to three classes. It is a widely recognisable aircraft because of its hump-like upper deck. The 747 has also being built for cargo, goverment use, and the military (Boeing, 20091). (Image: British Airways' Boeing 747-400 -embedded from Wikipedia on 12 October 2009)|
|First-class is typically found at the front of the aircraft, on the upper deck and, perhaps, on the lower deck, as well. The cabin layout and interior features for first class depend on the airline and the aircraft type (i.e. 747-400, 747-300 etc). (Video: Northwest Airlines' B747-400 cockpit and upper deck -embedded from YouTube on 21 April 2010)|
|Business class, if distinct from first class, is typically found on the lower deck, towards the front of the aircraft and/or behind first class. If the airline doesn't operate a first-class service, then business class occupies the space typically reserved for first class (see, for example, Air New Zealand business premier class configuration here). The cabin layout and interior features for business class depend on the airline and the aircraft type (i.e. 747-400, 747-300 etc). (Video: Delta Airlines' B747-400 economy and business class -embedded from YouTube on 21 April 2010)|
|Economy class is typically laid out on a 3-4-3 seats configuration, The cabin layout and interior features for economy class depend on the airline and the aircraft type (i.e. 747-400, 747-300 etc). Thus, you may fly an aircraft equipped with tv sets on each seat, or, otherwise, with only the big screens at regular intervals on the cabin. (Image: JAL economy class -embedded from Wikipedia on 12 October 2009)|
1. BOEING (2009). Boeing 747 Family. Retrieved from Boeing on 6 October 2009.
2. WIKIPEDIA (2009). Boeing 747. Retrieved from Wikipedia on 6 October 2009.
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- The page is the official Boeing 747 website and offers more detailed information about the aircraft in this series.
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