Deltaman
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Delta A3XX

Wed May 31, 2000 7:28 am

I guess there is not much possibility of Delta getting a A3XX huh? Well... it would be kinda cool! Will United or American get a A3XX?? It sounds like this plane is going to be really cool!

Delta Rules!!!

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Boeing727
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RE: Delta A3XX

Wed May 31, 2000 7:34 am

Delta is not going to get the A3XX, never!!!

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RE: Delta A3XX

Wed May 31, 2000 7:35 am

I don't think we'll see Delta, UA, or AA ordering the A3XX in the next few years (and probably longer), but you never know  

AA doens't fly 747's, so why would they want the A3XX?

United has publicly stated it doesn't see a need for the A3XX in it's fleet in the near future.

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sf340
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RE: Delta A3XX

Wed May 31, 2000 7:36 am

I seriously doubt either American or Delta would order either the A3XX. Both claim the 747-400 is too big for their routes so I can't see a bigger aircraft fitting their bill. Who reall knows for sure though. A number of airlines went out and got 747s when they were introduced in order to have them. That ruined more then a few of them
 
n4khgirl
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RE: Delta A3XX

Wed May 31, 2000 9:18 am

I can't picture a A3XX in DL livery! I still have a hard time imagining that a 747 was ever in DL livery..... I really doubt that it'll happen...

~*Camille*~
 
jim
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RE: Delta A3XX N4khgirl

Wed May 31, 2000 11:36 pm

I assume you've seen the pix here on the airliner.net of the DAL 747?

I use it a my wallpaper when I'm teaching. The senior mechanics always get a kick out of it

Jim
 
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RE: Delta A3XX

Thu Jun 01, 2000 1:12 am

No US airline will order the A3xx. It's an uneconomical aircraft, a stupidity
considering most airports cannot accomodate it.

The stretched 747-400 is the more likely project to evolve into reality.
Delta will not order Airbus planes either.

They have over 100 Boeing jets on order. They do not need Airbus planes.

IF they merge with Continental (i doubt this will happen), they will have a
common fleet.
 
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RE: Delta A3XX

Thu Jun 01, 2000 2:28 am

Well, if Delta merges with Northwest (hey, could happen) we might see 747-400s in Delta colors! Now that would be a sight to see!


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RE: Delta A3XX

Thu Jun 01, 2000 3:32 am

I doubt the A3XX will do good in the north american market, it is really expensive and most airlines saw what happened to numerous carriers when they ordered the 747 when it had just came out, and a large percentage of those carriers are not even flying any more, i think it is a risk and one most carriers wont take. and DL and AA are huge boeing costumers so that even makes it more doubtfull, plus an A3XX in DL colors, that would be really ugly
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RE: Delta A3XX ContinentalEWR

Thu Jun 01, 2000 6:46 am

Do you not remember that back when the 747 was being designed, every analyst that thought themselves worth two cents said that the 747 would cause terrible, unsolvable people/traffic jams at the airport, and that it couldn't possibly ever succeed (let alone fly)? They were more against it than the people on this forum are (apparently) against the A3XX. There's a reason why they don't build 727 type wings anymore. Optimized for .84 Mach (real fast) cruise, yet expandable 25% for landing on a 5,000 ft. runway, who needs it in this era of fuel efficient .8 Mach cruise and 10,000 ft. runways?

I do not think that Delta, American, US Airways, TWA, or Continental will order it. But I bet United will. Delta doesn't have enough transpacific traffic to justify anything bigger than a MD-11 or 777 (shudder...), so it's doubtful they'll want it. With their large number of 767-300ERs and 767-400ERs on order, transatlantic flights are also out of the question. Delta never was suited to really big aircraft, and it's doubtful that'll change anytime soon.

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VirginA340
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RE: Delta A3XX

Thu Jun 01, 2000 6:58 am

Delta will get the A3XX as soon as pigs fly and a town in the state of Michigan named Hell freezes over.
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RE: Delta A3XX

Thu Jun 01, 2000 9:18 pm

United will definitely buy it. If they take over USAirways the real winner will be Airbus.

Why are people so upset about the A3XX (ContinentalEWR)? It is only about 20% bigger than the 747, it'll be able to park in the same space. Airports around the world are already being built for them (HK, Denver, Seoul / Inchon et al), but in any case they'll have the same weight on each wheel (just as a 747 weighs less per wheel than a 707) so existing taxiways will be fine. Take off roll will be the same (only quieter). What's the problem? Some residents association in some city in the US recently announced they wouldn't let the A3XX land there cos it would "block out the sun"! Incredible, the residents in Boston said the same thing about the 747 in 1970.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
 
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RE: Delta A3XX

Thu Jun 01, 2000 9:32 pm

Why is Delta even looking into the Airbus the " save a buck aircraft " when they should pick up the phone and call Lockheed Martin and ask then to make a new Tristar an L-1012. To me the Tristar is a far better aircraft then the airbus.. and the L-1011 has shown over the years that it's one of the best aircraft ever made.. i know if delta get's the airbus i will never fly with them..

sorry airbus..
 
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RE: Delta A3XX

Thu Jun 01, 2000 11:18 pm

Those of us old enough to remember will recall Delta's purchase of the 747...and nearly immediate elimination of the type from the fleet mere months later.

No, they wouldn't make a stupid mistake like that twice...once was enough.
 
sf340
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RE: Delta A3XX

Fri Jun 02, 2000 12:39 am

I belive the only two US carriers that would sow interest in the A3XX and 747X are United and FedEX, maybe UPS.

I don't know how good of a cargo aircraft they would make. The upper deck cuts down on the lower hold, adds weight, and would be nearly impossible to get loading equipment for heavy cargo up there. Plus the floors probably couldn't take it.

United may order a small number but even that is up in the air. Most of their runs in the Pacific support a 747 but not by a whole lot. There a few exceptions though
 
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ChrisNH

Fri Jun 02, 2000 12:54 am

Delta operated the B747 for several years, not months!!!

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RE: Delta A3XX

Fri Jun 02, 2000 2:12 am

I don't know why everyone keeps mentioning united. Let me remind you once again that just recently the stated publicly that THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THE A3XX.

Quote from Yahoo

http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/000517/n17611086.html

Also Wednesday, United Airlines, the world's largest airline, repeated that the A3XX is not a part of its current fleet plans.

``It doesn't figure in our plans at this point,'' Andy Plews, a spokesman for Chicago-based United and parent company UAL Corp (NYSE:UAL - news), said.


 
Deltaman
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RE: Delta A3XX

Fri Jun 02, 2000 8:54 am

I agree with you Cedarjet! Hey, Airbus are pretty good planes... not my favorite but I think that they are awesome planes! I can't imagine why anyone would not like them. The L-1011 is a really awesome plane. Lockheed is one of the best!! Almost everything that they have made has sold really good and proved to be good airplanes! Boeing is awesome! I would love to see the A3XX do as good as the 747 did. Unfortunaly, I doubt the A3XX will be popular in the US either. But I don't think that anyone should have any hard feelings against anyone else about it!

DELTA RULES!!!!!

 Hank