b767-400er
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BA & UAL 777-300

Sun Feb 21, 1999 3:27 pm

Will British Airways and United Airlines be future 777-300 operaters? I've read it on a Boeing 777 book. Wonder if it will be true.
 
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RE: BA & UAL 777-300

Sun Feb 21, 1999 3:49 pm

I am sure BA will and I would not be surprised if UAL did. But remember UAL should not be compared to BA. When I foot compares itself to a yard it always comes up short!!
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RE: BA & UAL 777-300

Sun Feb 21, 1999 9:09 pm

I don't see any reason for both UAL and BA order it.
BA's 744 fleet is right now in expansion, and UAL doesn't need such big aircraft.
I believe both are going to wait some years and then order the new A3XX.
 
CX747
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RE: BA & UAL 777-300

Mon Feb 22, 1999 2:11 am

I don't think that either of them will be large operators or operators of the 777-300 series aircraft at all. They rely on their 747-400s for their high density long haul routes. I don't think they will order the A3XX because it is just to big, to expensive and to much of a liability. The 747-200ERX will be the aircraft of choice along with the 747-400X because they will be cheaper to operate and purchase while returning a tad less possible profit than the A3XX. Just think about how many seats you would have to fill in order to operate the aircraft in the black.
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RE: BA & UAL 777-300

Mon Feb 22, 1999 2:57 am

I don't think UAL will. We are ordering many more 747-400's, and there is no need for the 777-300 to replace our ageing -100's and -200's, as the new -400's will take the place of them. In addition, the 777-300 does not have the type of range that UAL is looking for. UA is really going for the 7500+ nm range in its new 747s.
 
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RE: BA & UAL 777-300

Mon Feb 22, 1999 2:58 am

I agree with CX747. I don't think BA & UAL will be big operators of the 777-300. Afterall, they are the biggest 747-400 operators.

However I got this from the Airbus site (Sorry I don't have a direct link..their page is in frames so the address doesn't show)

>>Representatives of airlines from around the
>> world are working with Airbus Industrie with >>the aim of launching the new aircraft --
>> designated the A3XX -- in time to start
>> passenger service in the year 2004. These >>carriers include United Airlines, Japan Air >>Lines, Federal Express, Virgin Atlantic, >>Singapore Airlines, Air Canada, British >>Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Air France, >All Nippon Airways, and Lufthansa.

You can go to www.airbus.com, click on Aircraft Family, Click on Product Development, then click on the A3XX link.
 
CX747
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RE: BA & UAL 777-300

Mon Feb 22, 1999 5:29 am

If you read a few weeks ago in Flight International, support for the aircraft is whaning. It was already supposed to be launched by now. If it is launched,(Highly unlikely) the 747 will become like 767. Being used to increase frequencies. It will play the 767's role in the Pacific.
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RE: BA & UAL 777-300

Mon Feb 22, 1999 5:29 am

I think that United will order a few, depending on how their routes to Europe are doing. The 777-300 doesn't have the range to go to Asia from North America. It could replace the early 747s that they have doing the domestic routes and routes to Hawaii. British Airways might like a few for the more high capacity runs across the Atlantic. Since it's got everything in comon with the 777-200s that they already have, it wouldn't be a liability to get a small number of them for special routes.
 
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RE: BA & UAL 777-300

Mon Feb 22, 1999 6:59 am

The 777-300X will meet or exceed the range as the 747 Classics that will replace.
 
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RE: BA & UAL 777-300

Mon Feb 22, 1999 10:44 am

The 777-300X what aircraft is that? The long haul projects that are in the mix now are the 747-200ERX, 777-100X and the 767-400ER which has just started the beginning phases of production.
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b767-400er
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RE: BA & UAL 777-300

Mon Feb 22, 1999 12:05 pm

777-300X has even more additional fuel tanks (aft cargo hold) and futher-strengthened wings with extended tips.