Yes, there was a while ago a post all about the market there could be for the 777-300 Series aircraft in the United States, and I replied saying that Northwest and United would likely be customers for that aircraft given the expanded network they both have in the Pacific Sector. I then realised Northwest and United would not order it because Boeing is offering the 777-300ER only with GE
engines, Northwest and United would consider buying it if it were offered with PW
engines, I'm not sure American will order any of those, then I thought maybe Continental could buy it and be the first US customer for the type.
This sounds like a plausible thing to me for the following reasons:
1. Continental always goes Boeing. Bethune always looks at all Boeing twinjets when buying new airplanes.
2. Continental already has GE
powered B777-200ER's which they operate on international flights to Europe and the Far East.
3. Air France, with whom they codeshare and work, has already ordered the B777-300ER so if Continental buys it then maybe they can get together to work on the maintenance of that aircraft.
Do you think Continental will go for the B777-300ER?