DeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 582 times:
Delta is using their 767s for transcontinental routes such as atlanta to L.A. and other routes like honolulu. They're great for transcontinental and Honolulu flights because they have PTV's and their First and Coach class seats are better than usual. They are alot like a smaller version of the 777...I would think that United would be interested unless they think that they already have too many.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 529 times:
The 764 will gain in popularity at some point in the near future - in the current market, the 777 is getting most of the attention from Boeing customers, the 763 is very popular and airlines seem to be unwilling to introduce the 764 in small numbers so they keep buying more 763s, and the world economy is not the best plus airlines are facing increased fuel and crew costs, so they are not in the position to purchase large number of new aircraft.
When airlines start thinking about replacing their 762s and early 763s (and A300s), which were built in the early to mid-80s, I think that they will take a serious look at the 764. Its a matter of timing, even the oldest 767 has at least another 5 to 10 years of flying left with the major airlines, so it is not time to think about replacement yet. Also, big airlines do not like to order 5 or 10 examples of a type, its expensive and not flexible, but when AA, as an example, begins thinking about replacing its 762 and A300s in a few years time, they will give the 764 a close look.
Jet_guy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 521 times:
Boeing must have know that the 764 would be quite similar to the 777. I agree with Tuplov154B2, but so far at his point and time you can say the 764 production has been quite a large flop! Who knows right now UA could be talking to Boeing about a big deal, and AN will need to look closely for new a/c.
Critter592 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 496 times:
I think Boeing will probably add some new feature to the 764 to help sales takeoff. Right now, the 717 is doing better than the 767-400. So, Buy a 764 and get another 764 for half price. I think the 764 is the best of the 767 series aircraft. I like the updated flight deck, anyone can be type rated on the 767/757-200/300, and 767-400/777/744
SFOFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 130 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 470 times:
I can see advantages and disadvantages for an airline deciding between the 767-400 and 777-200. With the 76, an airline can have nearly the same passeneger capacity and similar range capabilities while saving millions over the 777. Of course, the 777 benefits from newer technology (although some is shared with new 767's) and an entirely new platform. Are the 777's engines more efficient? If so, it may negate the initial $$ savings when chosing a 767-400.
Basically, I am not sure which aircraft is the better option...though I am suprised Boeing went ahead with the 764 if the 772 actually debuted first. I wonder if Boeing could have created a shrunken 777-100 at similar costs for developing the 767-400?
0A340 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 261 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 465 times:
The 764 killer is the 332. The 332 has won each and every battle with the 764.
While the 764 has many small details updated compared to the earlier and smaller 767, and being a strech is a boon to its economics, still carries the same, essentially, wing of the original 762.