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Jacksondb From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted Sat Aug 18 2001 01:43:16 UTC (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1891 times:
I'm a fan of NW because of almost congestion-free MSP, but their fleet is too diverse (split between Boeing/AB), too old, and most of their regional planes are Saab 340s.
Have to say CO--most intelligent fleet planning. Reasons:
-Well balanced, young and relatively similar jets (except, obviously, for their MD-80s) in a good size range, from the 735 through the 772.
-All-jet CO Express fleet strategy--nearly complete.
I could say the same for AA, but they still have their 727s/MD-80s/F100s, plus for a while they'll still have TWA's DC-9s and MD-80s. DL too, once they get rid of their 727s/MD-11s.
The Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1411 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted Sat Aug 18 2001 14:00:31 UTC (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1808 times:
CO has not ordered the B767-300 and I doubt CO will buy the B777-200. B777-200ER definitely, but not the B777-200 (the so-called 'A' version).
I have to agree that CO has a nice fleet going, both on economics and flexibility.
CX has a good fleet structure set-up, with the A340-600 and B777-300ER possible without affecting the operating economics too seriously. EK similar.
M88, 722, 732, 733, 734, 73G, 73H, 742, 743, 744, 752, 762, 763, 772, 773, 77W, 320, 332, 333, 345, 388, DH8, SF3 - want