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Potentials For The B 747X Stretch  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9501 posts, RR: 13
Posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

In 2001, I do expect Lufthansa, United Airlines, KLM, Northwest, Cathay Pacific (Maybe) getting the B 747X Stretch.

They may each end of getting 10 to 20 B 747X Stretch for their ultra busy routes. Especially the ones to Asia.

Therefore, I do believe that the B 747X Stretch is having a good future ahead of it. And I believe that it will be success.

What do you guys think? All ideas are welcome!


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User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

If Boeing does go ahead with the 747X(which I hope they do) they will probably get a lot of support and there is more likely that north american airlines would go for it, as they all pretty much operate a boeing long haul fleet, and the 747X seats less then the A380. I expect it to be pretty popular, I am all for it.

Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4300 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Sounds good to me. Is this info justified in any way?

Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4534 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1732 times:

Does the 747X Stretch have better operating costs than the A380? If so, I can see many Asian airlines using it on high density domestic routes.

User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5095 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1724 times:

Should Boeing launch the B747X Stretch, I expect

airlines like Japan Airlines, British Airways, Cathay

Pacific, Lufthansa, Qantas (maybe), Singapore Airlines

(perhaps) etc. to order it.

Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5549 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1718 times:

I would also add the Air New Zealand and Ansett Australia group All Nippon, I don't know about Cathay Pacific and I don't think Qantas and Singapore airlines will because they already ordered the A380 but the rest that have already been mentioned are definate possibilities.

Thanks Scott

User currently offlineMagyar From Hungary, joined Feb 2000, 599 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

I am not sure but I may also hope that Boeing launches
the B747X. But my reasons are different than yours,
guys. I hope that there is market for VLA-s. If it is
so Boeing's launch of the B747X could create another
B764 vs A332 situation. The B747X would make it harder
for Boeing to launch an all new design and may just
freeze Boeing into a disadventageous situation.

Who knows, after all the hussle about AI not being
able to recover the 12billion or so, invested into the
A380, it would be an interesting outcome if AI
makes big money on A380 and Boeing cannot
recover the 4 billion cost of B747X.
Hmm, that would be the case when the torpedo explodes
in the torpedo tube!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

Well, this is my thought and hopes, I dunno what
will really happens!


User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 707 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

I agree with ZK-NBT,

Theres no way Qantas or Singapore Airlines will buy the Boeing 747X stretch.

Airlines would be stupid to buy the A380 and 747X stretch.

However, I can see Airlines ordering the A380 aswell as the 744LR (as Qantas has done)


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9501 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1698 times:

I believe so too. They better off sticking to a single line of product.

Anyway, I am pretty sure that the 747X Stretch could be as successful as the A 380.


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

If 747X is launched, I can see few airlines that have signed up for A380 to sign up as an insurance policy for A380. They can always convert 747X order to, say 777 if A380 performs as well as it is supposed to. Top of that list?- SQ for sure.
Just my 2C.

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

I think Boeing should just develop an entirely new airplane, which would be able to compete with the A380 AND also replace the 744. This way they would be able to get more orders to launch it.

If Boeing decides to go ahead with the 747X however, I think United will buy some X's, as well as some Asian airlines (they buy everything), with Cathay launching freighter variant probably.

All this talk about Lufthansa ordering makes it enticing to say that they will, but logic still points towards Airbus.

Aaron G.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

An interesting PARADOX

I do disagree that just because an airline has ordered the A380, it won't go for the 747X (is it X or ER)? Look at the SIA 744 fleet now. Some are over 10yrs old!! THey will need to replace them. THe 747? is ideal.

I think the airlines that IMO should get the 747? are:

British Airways, United Airlines, American (if they want ever operate any sort of Jumbo), Catahy Pacific, Ansett, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa (a small number)

Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

i don´t see why there shouldn´t be an airline operating both the 747X and the A-380.
i agree that this is just something for the major carriers operating large long-haul fleets but there are many airlines operating 777s along with 330s/340s, CX, MH, AF, and it works for them.
however, that would be just an exception to the rule and it depends on the network and the yields, i suppose.
and for some time VS was seriously thinking about ordering both a380 and 747X so i really don´t think that´s ultimatively wrong.
well, who knows?


If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1640 times:


SIA CEO said when they ordered the 380 that it was one or another for their company and that they will not buy 747X. Of course, things may change but that is what he said at the time.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Northwest better start thinking about it- they have a ton of aging 747-200s and only 14 or so 400s.

A larger aircraft would work great on their DTW-Tokyo route.

Orriginally Northwest was going to get the A340-600, whatever happened to that and why haven't any U.S. companies caught on to the A340 yet? Of all the airlines that you would expect to get the A340 you would think Northwest since (with the demise of USAirways)they would be the largest US airbus customer.

Anyway, again I think that Northwest would be in the market for either the 747 stretch, A340-600 or the A380 for their pacific routes. I think they would be looking for an aircraft that would have the range to fly from Detroit to Sydney.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8361 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Right now, the basis for the launch of the 747X series really depends on will either United (UA) or Northwest (NW) buys the plane.

If Airbus can convince UA and NW to buy the A380-800, then it will be extremely unlikely that Boeing will start the 747X program.

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