Seattle's Gift to Weightlifting and Other Sports
The Importance of Competition
The Difficulties of Travel
The Significance of the Boeing 707
The Game Changer for Sports
But the sport history-making aspects of all this did not end with the 707. A decade and a half later, Boeing came out with the 747. A huge plane holding 450 seats or even more, and also with a horrendous amount of freight capacity. Most importantly, the 747 did not use all that much more fuel than the 707, especially on a pound-for-pound basis.