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Old May 15, 19, 8:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Aspen View Post
Yes, yes yes, I know the twin engine aeroplanes are very reliable but personally I prefer the redundancy of four engine aeroplanes, one engine out on a 747 - I'd go back to sleep, one engine out on a twin - probably not going back to sleep.
Arenít there more redundancies on an ETOPS twin than on a 4 engine jet? And things such as better fire suppression systems and so on?
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Old May 16, 19, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Aspen View Post
Well, of course, there was a FTer on the flight in question.

You certainly picked good first time to be on a 747, with one engine out of four inoperative I barely would have woken from my sleep but because you were an eyewitness on board you gave us a first hand account that the loud bang startled all the passengers and the constant shaking meant that not too many people would be going back to sleep.

Yes, yes yes, I know the twin engine aeroplanes are very reliable but personally I prefer the redundancy of four engine aeroplanes, one engine out on a 747 - I'd go back to sleep, one engine out on a twin - probably not going back to sleep.
I definitely did not fall back asleep. It wasnít the same as rolling turbulence that helps you snooze. 😛

Also, they reduced our speed from 600 mph to 450 mph from what I could see on the IFE, so probably would have take a whole lot longer to get to SYD.

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