Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1747 posts, RR: 33 Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 653 times:
i can tell we have another 747 lover here among us...hehe Just my two cents, but Delta and American (and even CO) are happy with their 777s, and don't see a need for 744s right now...but it would be nice if they did order a few..i'd like to see a 744 in shiny metal scheme of AA....
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1428 posts, RR: 22 Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 622 times:
The airlines in question just do not feel they need that sort of capacity on their flights, they prefer their 777's and 767-400's respectively. The 747 certainly isn't for every airline or every route, it's a nice plane but it's not a cure-all on any route.
And the topic name? NOT COOL. Try looking at the rules (in this box) some time eh?
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 551 times:
DL, AA, and CO don't need the capacity of the 747. Remember, UAL and NWA have many more transpacific flights than DL, AA, or CO, and all of UAL/NWA's 747s are used on transpacific flights. AA, CO, and DL concentrate more on the transatlantic market, where a 777 or 767 is much more profitable. Although, I do miss those days of transatlantic PanAm/TWA 747's.