I think it'd be very entertaining if they got 777s at this point. It'd make absolutely no sense given their current fleet plan.
They said they'd study the 772LR and 773ER vs the A345 and A346, but that the 772ER had no chance.
KLM will also be operating the A330... so, since that's gonna be NW
's primary transatlantic fleet type, it will work out just fine. KLM will be able to maintain them if need be.
Hah and since I think reducing total numbers of different fleets is important, I'll weigh in with my weekly vote for the A318, but wouldn't cry if they got the 717.