Re: 747 hump

Date:         17 Sep 97 02:49:14 
From:         Eden Jarvis <>
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On 11 Sep 97 03:35:29 , (Agtabby) caused to appear as if it was written:
>Maybe a related question, why do 747's fly faster than other jets?
>I've heard they can make a 12 hour flight about an hour shorter, is
>this true?

I am lead to believe that the flying time between a 747-400 and earlier
version is quite significant on Europe - South Africa flights that
earlier versions cannot be substituted 747-400 sheduled flights.

On a Lufthansa flight JHB-FRA (747-400) we passed  Alitalia which left
before us over Zimbabwe.