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US Carriers And Different Aircraft  
User currently offlineContinental123 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 147 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

I have noticed that no US carriers carry the A310,A340,737-600,777-300. Is this for a reason or just carrier choices?

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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

Well, only 2 carriers fly the 747. The 773 has been deemed too big for the majors, it might be a 744 replacement or UA and NW might just wait for the NG widebodies.

The 736 is a shrink and has pretty bad economics. A large RJ can do the job at a much lower cost. It has alot of extra weight for its pax capacity.

The A340 was on order by US carriers at one time, but other widebody twins have been deemed better suited for the market here. A330, 767, 777 have been deemed better by the bean counters.


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Quoting Continental123 (Thread starter):
no US carriers carry the A310

The original Pan Am had the A310, which then went to Delta. Delta disposed of them after only a short time.

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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8653 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

DL used to have A310's but dumped them in favor 763ER a/c. If I remember correctly, the 762ER competes with the A310 and the 762ER has more range.

Remember the 736 competes with the E-190. The 773 is too big for some carriers and the capcaity isn't warranted.

I do not know about the A340 but can tell you most airlines like cheaper prices and the A330 fits the bill.

Hope this helps,
MCOflyer



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