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Major Airlines Missing 744 Or 777 Fleets  
User currently offlineBOEING747400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 319 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

I'm wondering why some major airlines such as Alitalia, American, Delta, Emirates, etc. are missing the 744. China Airlines, Lufthansa, etc. are missing the 777 as well.

It is interesting to note that Thai Airways has the most complete and diverse wide-bodied aircraft fleet (330, 345, 346, 744, 772, 773, M11) to date. I don't know if they're going after the 380 or not.

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User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4198 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2922 times:

I change your topic into: Why are some major airlines don´t have A330/340 fleets?

Airlines will mostly buy what suits them best, and not for every airline the B777 is the perfect fit, and not for every airline the A330/340 is the best fit. The B747-400 might be too large for some carriers, others might find it to be too small.


Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A380,AT4,AT7,B732/3/4/5/7/8,B742/4,B762/763,B772,CR2,CR7,ER4,E70,E75,F50/70,M11,L15,S20
User currently offlineRupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

Thai might have the most diverse fleet, which adds a huge chunk to their repair and maintaing costs!

As mentioned by Flying Tiger, an airline knows what is best for themselves, and 777 and 747s are not essentials in any airline.

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