Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5430 posts, RR: 19 Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 848 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...
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5020 posts, RR: 12 Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 793 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.
Magyar From Hungary, joined Feb 2000, 596 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 781 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! .
Well, this is my thought and hopes, I dunno what
will really happens!
Watewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2283 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 757 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.
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13711 posts, RR: 21 Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 752 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)
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 7 Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 725 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.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7 Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 715 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.