777d From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 300 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2697 times:
I have to ask a few questions regarding the market for the ultr long range planes.
With Boeing claiming that their 777LR can hold more people and fly farther is great, however do I want more people on the plane when I am flying for 18-20 hour flight? I prefer to have more space to stretch out, walk around and over of course to sleep. Could this be a marketing problem with Boeing since more people would take more space? I would assume 777LR is bigger and can hold more people but at the sametime offer space?
Is there a market for these routes? I imagine a few routes, of course SIN-LAX and DFW-SYD, but are there other routes that airlines are stating the they must planes that fly for 18-20 hours?
Motorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 2747 posts, RR: 10 Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2468 times:
There are plenty of opportunites for these aircraft and airlines to use them, however, many will be watching SQ and EK closely to measure the flying publics' response to this new type of flight.
TG will use their A345's on BKK-LAX and BKK-JFK.
MH will likely fly the same routes but from KUL.
Personally, don't see why Eva are interested - most of the world is within their reach currently.
QF (if they ordered) could introduce SYD-DFW, SYD-AKL-JFK, SYD-YVR, PER-LHR.
PIA will likely use it for new U.S. direct routes from KHI.
South African (if they ordered) could introduce JNB-NRT and JNB-ORD flights.
NZ could order and beat QF to the SYD-AKL-JFK route.
The usable floor-space/area is slightly larger aboard the 772LR than the A345, but as others have said, configuration of an aircraft is contingent entirely upon the respective airline's desire.