What was the deal with CO and the A340 and why did they not go with Airbus? They wanted an all Boeing fleet? Better deal on the 777?
Bethune (ex Boeing employee) came in and got rid of all Airbuses and their outstanding orders.
I know CO use to operate the A300 as well. What was the killer to that plane with CO?
A combination of too subpar performance for CO
's int'l routes, too large capacity for CO
's domestic routes, and sky-high lease rates meant that CO
couldnt make money with these aircraft no matter how they operated them. So they were given the 86.
but CO, US (years ago) and NW seem to be the only US carrer that looked into the A340.
US once looked quite closely at the A342 for PHL
maybe US Airways
US doesn't have any route in their network nor in their planning that couldnt be accomplished with what they already operate
also I don't see a reason why UA shouldn'(in the far future) buy some A346
For retaining continual membership here as long as you have, you cannot possibly
be as profoundly ignorant as this statement suggests... anywho, something about already having the world's largest fleet of 777s maybe?