c5load From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2890 times:
Looking throught pictures of the 744, I noticed very little were ERs. Unless pictures in the A.net gallery don't annotate the 744 with whether it's an ER or not, are there not many ERs out there? On the a/c info page it looks like you only get about ~400nm extra out of the ER, so was it not popular for operators? Typically, an ER version of an airplane should give you an extra 1000-2000nm shouldn't it?
[Edited 2010-06-10 19:17:55]
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Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 26693 posts, RR: 83 Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2756 times:
I have read that three carriers considered the 747-400ER: QF, for MEL-LAX, CX for LAX-HKG and UA.
I have also read that CX felt the tech stops at TPE with their 747-400 fleet were few enough that the extra capability of the 747-400ER to eliminate it were not worth the costs of adding the type and UA just couldn't afford it. So only QF ended up placing a firm order and taking delivery.