AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5831 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4388 times:
To answer your question, Komododx, well... quite obviously, one is a 767 while the other is a 777.
Now, that entails several things. First, as you probably already realize, the two share nothing in common- save manufacturer. The 777 has a longer range. It has the potential of carrying more passengers. Although, one of the 764 operators (I think Delta, pretty sure) has their 764 configured with more seats than their 777.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2690 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3877 times:
The 764ER was an L-1011 replacement for Delta. Though it is capable of much more than the L-1011. CO uses their 764ER's to their full potential, operating them overseas; they were DC-10-30 replacements. Delta's 764ERs serve only domestic routes. But Delta doesn't need them internationally. Their 763ER's and Boeing 777's already adequately fulfill that role. Though maybe Delta might consider adding the 764ER to their international system. It has over a 5,000 nautical mile range. But I don't think DL is likely to do this. CO and DL may always be the only operators of this aircraft. With the coming of the 7E7, I doubt the 764ER is going to gain much more ground in its share of the market.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3746 times:
Ethiopian has/is getting them. I already see them scheduled on thier ADD-FCO-EWR-IAD runs later this year.
Nope. Though I understand why you might think this.
For whatever reason, since 2002... ET has off-and-on had the 764 in their schedules. However, they didnt order it (both they, KQ, and AT were all thought to be future operators... KQ chose the 772ER and AT went for the 763ER).
Since ILFC and GECAS no longer hold their original 764ER orders, there's really no way ET can have them for the schedule they constantly propose.
ETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3668 times:
Ethiopian Airlines has not ordered nor is operating any 767-400s on its ADD-FCO-EWR-IAD runs. I have seen this mistake on the Amadeus timetable for a while... ET only operates 767-300s from that family of aircraft (some leased, some owned). It is to be noted that it is acquiring 6 767-300s with the first one (Et-ALJ) already flying in the airline's new colours. As for Kenya Airways, they had initially placed for the -400ER (or one with a longer range) but since Boeing was unable to get additional orders, they settled for ordering the 777, which they will start operating some time next year.