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AA & DL To Fly 747-400s  
User currently offlineJet340-500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 822 times:

Why do other airlines like United & Northwest fly the 747-400 and not American or Delta for both Domestic & International services.....??

Do you think both UAL & NWA may retire their 747s....?

Details please...


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User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1763 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 655 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.... 


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User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 624 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?


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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4534 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 553 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.

User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1008 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 534 times:

Both UA and NW operate 742 and 744 across the atlantic, but the majority of 747s cross the pacific. Not to be picky Cba...

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