Id just like to let you know about 3 months ao, Qantas sent an engineering team to France and Seattle to evaluate A340 models and 777 models respectively.
On return they made their recommendations to the QF board, anyway, my sources revealled that there most positive recommendations were for a certain A340 model.
Also, Qantas management pilots have have publicly stated that they prefer the A340 because of its 4 engines.
So the way I look at it, unless Qantas are actually smart enough to listen to there own employees, we should see QF 777 by mid 2003.
Lastly, this crap about Qantas being loyal Boeing customers, and having a design team work on the 777, therefore saying they should buy that, that is a load of crap, if they were so loyal, why have they got an engineering team working on the A3XX.
I know some people will disagree!