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CO Planned On 744  
User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Did you know that CO planned to get 2 SIA 744s in the mid-1990s? I just found this out. Did anyone know why they cancelled?

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User currently offlineThe Paul From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

I think airlines like AA, DL, and CO don't need an aircraft of the 744's size. They may have cancelled when the 777 came out and they saw it was more fit for them than a larger 747.

User currently offlineN1993R From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

Thats the first I've heard of that and I've dealt with a number of people in CO management who work on the fleet planning side. What is your source on this, and what was the timeframe?

User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

News to me, never heard of it.
Where did you get the source?

Best Regards

User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

I've heard this rumor before. Last time I heard it was in the fall of 1996 from another CO employee. He told me that CO was indeed interested in 747-400s but no more than probably 4. Like someone else said, when the 777 came about, it made better sense.

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 952 times:

My source is http://aerotransport.free.fr/Airlines/a70913.html at the bottom of the page. The exact text is "B.747-412 2 ex-Singapore AL ntu reportedly intended (6/98), ntu."

User currently offlineN1993R From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 837 times:

The words "reportedly intended" means that someone heard a rumor.

I specifically discussed the 747-400 case with a VP of Continental earlier this year and he said that they never took it seriously, so I was very surprised to see this info. Thanks for clearing up that it was just a rumor.

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