Seattle P-I Reporter
Sir Richard Branson
Chairman, Virgin Atlantic
Dear Sir Richard,
Don't you think it's time you did some touch-up painting of those Airbus A340-600 jets your airline operates?
Some years ago, you embraced the Airbus slogan of "4 engines 4 long haul," and Virgin Atlantic still has those words painted on the side of the outboard wing engines of your A340-600 fleet.
But most other airlines have already decided that two- engine jets such as Boeing's 777 and the Airbus A330 are just as safe and reliable -- and more fuel-efficient -- as four-engine planes when it comes to long-haul flights that take planes far from an airport where they could safely land in an emergency...