No they were just rumors. I want to believe it, but I can't. I was on a 3-day KIX
last week. I was talking to one of our captains. During the discussion I asked him if he'd heard anything about us acquiring more 747-400's. His reply was something like this: "Well i've been hearing that we're gonna convert the 400's to frieghters, and have the 330's do all of the long hauls." I said, that he might be thinking on the generic whales. He said, "oh, is that what it was?" Apparently the 7E7 isn't anywhere near concrete. NW
is studying the A350 very closely. NW
will probably opt for the A350, because Airbus is willing to sell it cheaper than 7E7. At NW
, there's no getting away from price.
So if you see any of these word combos:
This just in!
Don't believe it. I won't believe it until I see a press-release with numbers on it.