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User currently offlineScaredflyer21 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 355 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Why is Continental interested in the 787 if it is very similar to the 777 of which they already have?

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26785 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Quoting Scaredflyer21 (reply 0):
Why is Continental interested in the 787 if it is very similar to the 777 of which they already have?


It is really not all that similar at all. It is much smaller, has longer range and burns much less fuel. They are also cheaper to buy than new 777s



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User currently offlineRDUCO From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1817 times:
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cost to operate. fuel is going up (look at this week alone) need an a/c that operates more efficiently


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User currently offlineAirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2829 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

Quoting Scaredflyer21 (reply 0):
Why is Continental interested in the 787 if it is very similar to the 777 of which they already have?


Your base assertion is off. The 787 has a different mission in mind. It's longer range then the basic 777, has less seats, but better operating efficencies. Think of the 787 as sort of a uber competitor to the 757/767/A300 and A330.


User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

Thread starter: If the 787 was almost identical (both physicly and financially) they wouldn't be making the 787, now would they?! :p

User currently offlineTeamREGAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 114 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Quoting Airgeek12 (reply 4):
Thread starter: If the 787 was almost identical (both physicly and financially) they wouldn't be making the 787, now would they?! :p


Actually, that is something that companies do all the time. They cannibalize to maintain or better their position on the market. For any business, it's better to do that and still make profit than to forfeit revenue to a competitor. But I do agree that both aircraft are slated for different missions.

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