|Quoting Stirling (Reply 4):|
|Quoting Bomber996 (Reply 16):|
Honestly I think the chances of DL ordering the 773ER are VERY slim. They're bankrupt, they only have 8 or so 772ER's, and their 772's use RR instead of GE. although I'd love to see it I highly doubt it.
|Quoting 777WT (Reply 30):|
the cost of the 77W
|Quoting ANNOYEDFA (Reply 33):|
Why does everyone think bigger is better?
|Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 9):|
CO should not order the 77W.
They SHOULD order 10 787-9s to go with their 10 787-8s, plus 10 options and 10 purchase rights for unspecified 787s.
|Quoting Stirling (Reply 15):|
I would think Continental would have no trouble at all filling up a 77W to bilaterally constrained markets such as China, and Brazil.
|Quoting HPAEAA (Reply 10):|
Quoting Bomber996 (Reply 16):
Honestly I think the chances of DL ordering the 773ER are VERY slim. They're bankrupt, they only have 8 or so 772ER's, and their 772's use RR instead of GE. although I'd love to see it I highly doubt it.quote]
[quote=777WT,reply=16]Co uses GE engines in their fleet so I don't see a problem for them other than the cost of the 77W.
|Quoting AirMailer (Reply 32):|
Forgive my ignorance but what is the problem with the RR engines on the 777?
IIRC Modern Marvels said that the GE engine for the 777 was the most powerful commercial airline engine on the planet; but that being said, what's the problem with the RR?
|Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 35):|
CO has daily service from EWR to PEK and HKG.......and has applied for EWR-Shanghai service for the 2007 route allocations.
|Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 33):|
Thus, if DL was to go with the 773ER (which is not happening at this moment, many seem to forget that DL is still in bankruptcy court, continues to have huge financial problems, and cannot even consider ordering billions of dollars worth of airplanes at this time)
|Quoting AirMailer (Reply 37):|
The world changes fast Dutchjet, 2 days ago DL posted an operating profit (still lost money, but not from running the airline) and got the huge concession agreement they needed from their pilots.
Aparently their next target is $400 million/year in lease savings.
I would expect for them to start turning real profits in the next month or two.
DL has $5 Billion in cash and receiveables as of last filing.
They may be in the market before you know it (although I think that they will purchase 787s not 777s).