American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3866 posts, RR: 12 Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2703 times:
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A while ago there was a thread all about topic we would never see in the airline industry, but now I'd like to be more specific about airliners that you will never see in your life. So why don't you just throw your ideas about what will definitely never be built for real. Airliners that I know I will never see include the following:
SN Brussels Airlines B747-400
Japan Airlines A319
Aer Lingus A380
Air France B737-800
El Al A340-500
Virgin Express B777-200LR
US Airways B737-700
Lan Chile A380
Turkish Airlines B747-400
Now it's your turn to say what airliners you will definitely never see. You can only mention airlines that are still in business and aircraft still in production or under study. Have fun!
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2343 times:
I find this to be a very silly thread.
How can one be certain of ANYTHING? Yes, it's unlikely that CO, AA, DL would ever get A340-500s/600s but hey.........you never know what might happen in the future. You can't say "I will never see these airlines order these aircraft" because you don't know what the future will exactly be like.
Even if something is unlikely, nothing is ever certain for sure.
People were very surprised when jetBlue ordered EMB-190s.
People were very surprised when easyJet ordered A319s.
Doesn't it seem strange for a low-fare airline that operates a large 737 fleet to order A319s? I thought it was, but hey! It happened! Now easyJet is supposidly looking at getting a couple 747 classics. Pretty strange, huh?
So to answer your question, I don't know what airliners we will never see in airline's fleets. I haven't traveled into the future to find out.
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