Danielb From Canada, joined May 2009, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7604 times:
Wow!! What a great aircraft!! I've flown on a 767 several times and although I've never really been impressed by the esthetic side, I've always appreciated it as a smooth and comfortable bird. As for JAL kudos for them for sticking with Boeing for that long......I wonder if they get great deals on new planesby now?? (Joking!!)
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21589 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7365 times:
Quoting 787seattle (Reply 5): I never realized how few 767s were built. I always thought that there were at least 500 built.
Agreed, that statement was worded poorly and could cause confusion.
Boeing did not deliver "the 50th 767 jetliner" to JAL. Well, maybe they did, but not recently. "The 50th" 767 jet was delivered sometime in the early 1980s. They did, however, deliver JAL's 50th 767 jetliner.
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Pyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4068 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7210 times:
Quoting Danielb (Reply 1): I wonder if they get great deals on new planesby now?? (Joking!!)
Actually, you would be surprised. One of Boeing's main concerns about setting up a revenue-sharing model with Japanese manufacturers for the 787 was the idea that any pricing information they would give them on individual aircraft (highly sensitive information) would be passed on straight to the Japanese carriers, who would be able to see they were being taken for a ride. Boeing knows the Japanese carriers aren't going anywhere (Boeing does order a lot of parts from Japan, after all) and so it has no reason to give them good deals.
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OyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2755 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6689 times:
Congratulations to both Boeing and JAL! It is nice to see that the 767 still continous to come of the assembly line. The 767 is one of my favorite airplanes. Are there routes to day were the 767 would have the best operating economy? It is lighter than both the A330 and 787.
I am taking the liberty to put in a picture of JAL's 50th 767 from Boeing.
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Pnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2296 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6050 times:
Well if you listen to some on this forum you would think these carriers like JAL don't know a thing, using "antiquated, outdated, outmoded aircraft" just because there are new models out there. In their minds, the 787 is already yesterday even though it hasn't flown, because the A350whatever is coming.
If an aircraft fits the market, makes money on the route, is standardized to many others in the fleet, just maybe the choice is smart.
I have always enjoyed the 767 in all forms. Shuttled on the AC762's Rapidair flights to Montreal and Ottawa too many times to count. Talk about work horses. Put a new A333 and a B763 with a new interior side by side and the choice for me is difficult. I would probably try to fly each one of the different legs. But then that is just my bum in the seat and not necessarily what makes the most money or financial sense for the airline on the route. Far more important than my opinion as to which my toushie likes best .
ATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5556 times:
Quoting FlyLKU (Reply 11): If JAL has 50 and is 5th, who operates the largest fleet of 767's?
Like other people said, I do believe it is Delta, and if not it sure seems like it. No matter what time of day you visit ATL it seems there are no less than 15-20 DL 767's somewhere around that airport.