Nyc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5832 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 10198 times:
Though it won't happen anytime soon but the first carriers I think will be CO and AA. They're in the best shape vis a vis other US carriers and they do have a large number os 767 and similar sized aircraft that can be easily replaced by the 7E7.
Hz747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1782 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 10187 times:
This has been discussed a bunch here. The speculation is that airlines that could use it (UA, DL, AA) cannot afford it. Then there is NW, which is just starting to take deliveries of the A330, which leaves CO as a widebody operator which could theoretically use it as well.
My guess would be CO - if for no other reason, they could afford an order, and just maybe it would fit into their plans to phase out 767's. But I would not expect a CO order for at least 18-24 months.
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9966 times:
In all seriousness I wish I could say UA but I would have to place my $$ on CO. AA still has other a/c on hold that they haven't gotten b/c they have no need for them (767(?) and a few 777's) so I don't think they're going to bite the bullet yet.
JMV From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 241 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9940 times:
I wouldn't be too surprised if NW was one of the early US carriers, if not the first. If they are, an announcement might come out in the fall after coming to some agreement on wages and work rules with the pilots.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7826 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9825 times:
Given the cyclical nature of the aviation business it is highly likely the AA, DL, UA, and CO will order the 7E7 at some point. But I doubt that any of the four would be among the launch customers given their current financial state.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Dvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9782 times:
My bet is on AA. CO is still taking regular delivery of new aircraft to replace the soon-to-be-gone MD80's, as well as the 733's. Their 767's are young. Unless they see enough potential for expansion to require more widebody aircraft, I think they'll wait before ordering the 7E7. The leases on AA's A300's begin expiring in 2008, and the most likely replacement is the 7E7. AA could convert some of its 777 options to 7E7, because of the arrangement they have with Boeing, and I think this is likely to happen.
I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
: AA could convert some of its 777 options to 7E7, because of the arrangement they have with Boeing, and I think this is likely to happen. ...not if AA