IslandHopperCO From Micronesia, joined Dec 2003, 225 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3829 times:
I'd be surprised if they didn't consider ordering MD11s at one time, before the problems with them were known. They were sure dedicated to their old rattletrap DC10s, so the MD11 would have made a good replacement for them.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3643 times:
As a little side note here, but CO did ordered 767-324ERs. 5 -763s were assembled, but for reasons unknown to me CO never accept delivery on them. Also the A340s CO ordered were assembled as well, but again CO didn't take them. But that time Gordon Bethune was on board, and he told Airbus "never mind". Regards.
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Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2850 times:
You beat me to the punch, United_Fan. Delta is not the only operator of a 763 ordered by Continental. North American operates several of them, I believe. Delta operates only one 763 ordered by Continental. Bo BTW, all, Continental placed orders for the ER version of the 763, not regular -300s. All 763s originally ordered by CO are Boeing 767-324/ERs. Also, Delta only operates one of those 767-324/ERs, N394DL.