AA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
A UA friend said that the -400's will be flying more because they are cheaper to operate than the 777's. The crew costs are the same and apparently, the lessors were beaten down enough to lower the costs below the 777. Amazing, if it's true.
Bids(open positions for pilots) for the -400 and displacements for 777 are out.TC
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4533 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2208 times:
If one thinks about it, it does seem logical that United's 747-400s would be cheaper to operate at this point than some of their 777s. The 747s are older and therefore have less expenses each month. Some of the 777s are almost brand new and UAL continues to pay them off. Every flight with a 744 is money in the bank because it is payed off unlike the 777.
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