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Predictions For First 747-8I Passenger Order  
User currently offlineBG777300ER From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2005, 265 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4357 times:

What airline do you think will be the first to order the passenger version of the new 747-8I? When do you think it will be? My bet goes with BA within the next year or so.


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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4305 times:

I'm sure Boeing would like to get a launch carrier before 2007 and before BA decides on there fleet renewal sometime this spring if indeed that does happen.
I personally thought that CX would order it but that has come and gone with there 12 firm 777-300ER's and purchase rights for 20 additional.



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User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4285 times:

What about SQ, QF, JL, and NH?


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User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4281 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 1):
I personally thought that CX would order it but that has come and gone with there 12 firm 777-300ER's and purchase rights for 20 additional.

They are still evaluating the 748 and A388.



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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4260 times:

Quoting Atmx2000 (Reply 3):
They are still evaluating the 748 and A388.

Until when.... Are they looking to place another order this yr? Also what would they use this a/c on? I thought they were just looking at the 777/A350 and chose to go with the 773ER. Is CX looking expand there route structure with all these new a/c they are buying?



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User currently offlineScotron11 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4184 times:

Quoting BG777300ER (Thread starter):

My bet goes with BA within the next year or so

I think they'll go with your username!


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9188 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4165 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 1):
I personally thought that CX would order it but that has come and gone with there 12 firm 777-300ER's and purchase rights for 20 additional.

The B 777-300ERs are for expansion. They are not replacing any aircraft with the B 777-300ERs apart from a few ex-SQ A 340-300s or their leased A 340-600s. Not sure about the B 777-200s though.

There is a good chance that they will go with the B 747-8


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

Cathay Pacific, just a guess because they recently ordered the 777-300ER.


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User currently offlineMoparman From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 411 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4116 times:

I think LH will ultimately order the B748 and BA as well. While LH is ordering the A380, there are routes which will be far better served with the B748. Also, I think this will allow some of the more used B744 to be removed from the fleet, either converted to frieghters or sold-off to other air carriers. I think also AF may want to check into the B748, and possibly Thai as well.


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User currently offlineGeorgiabill From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 583 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4056 times:
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I have heard from a friend on A.Net that Air New Zealand may order the 747-800 soon. It would look great in their color scheme

User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4046 times:

Quoting Dalb777 (Reply 2):
What about SQ, QF, JL, and NH?

I can't really say anything about SQ and QF as I have no clue.

But...unfortunately I doubt NH will go for it. They are going smaller and actually getting rid of their 744s. They are using 773 on trunks and then using 767s on medium to be replaced by 787. The 737s are doing Inter-Asia (Korea, China, Taiwan) and domestic point-to-point. The A320s are going to be replaced by 737NGs. They stated last year that their future fleet would not have 747s. Now that could change but they seem to want to do more hub to point, point to point and long thin.

JL could go for the 747-I. They have 747-200, -300 and -400. The -200s and even some -300s are being replaced by 773s. But it seems that they are going to pull the same move as NH and go for 773s and then do more hub-to-point and point-to-point.

Correct me if I'm off here.



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