carnival air
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America West Ordering 747´s!

Wed Jan 03, 2001 12:37 pm

Hi guys! I was just returned from Borders, where I read the Airways airlines handbook. It said that America West had 4 747-200 on order. Is this true, or was it a mistake?
If it is true, then why the old version of the 747 when there are many new versions?

WHere will they fly them?


P.S. This is NOT certain, but I heard a few days ado, that a new group of investors is lookiing to start a new airline, and they are planning to achire the Eastern or the Carnival Airlines name!!!! That is SO cool! I ca´n´t wait for a formal press release!
 
ILUV767
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RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Wed Jan 03, 2001 12:56 pm

I seriously doubt it. I know that they had a few 747s back in the early 90s. The 742 is no longer produced, so there would be none on order.
 
aa737
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RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Wed Jan 03, 2001 1:09 pm

I think your book is very out of date.
 
Guest

RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Wed Jan 03, 2001 1:12 pm

Weren't they the old KLM 747's that HP got in the early 90's for service to HNL and Japan?
 
carnival air
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RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Wed Jan 03, 2001 1:16 pm

I thought that it was out of date, but it was the 1999 edition (it rolled out in 2000)
 
carnival air
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RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Wed Jan 03, 2001 1:17 pm

I thought that it was out of date, but it was the 1999 edition (it rolled out in 2000)
 
sccutler
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Here Is One Of Them (!)

Wed Jan 03, 2001 1:24 pm


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Photo © Saul Loeb



Don't look for HP to go 747 again... it almost killed them once already!
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
 
Guest

RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Wed Jan 03, 2001 1:43 pm

You might be confused with 757-200's I am not sure if they have any of them on order, but 2 large problems with the 747-200's on order first they do not amke them and second it would not fit into AWA schedule!
Iain
 
United Airline
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RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Wed Jan 03, 2001 2:03 pm

I doubt it!

But it would be cool if that's true.  
 
jmc1975
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RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Wed Jan 03, 2001 2:17 pm

At one point prior to bankruptcy in 1991, they had also four 747-400s on order to add to the four -200s when they thought they were going to expand their Pacific-rim route network.
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Guest

RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Wed Jan 03, 2001 2:25 pm

Why would airlines order 747-200 from Boeing after it off the PRODUCTION line....???


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modesto2
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RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Wed Jan 03, 2001 3:12 pm

HP used to have 747s...but no longer! It's probably just a mistake.
 
CactusA319
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RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Wed Jan 03, 2001 3:16 pm


Must be a typo because AWA has no widebody plans right now.


 
CX747
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RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Wed Jan 03, 2001 11:46 pm

In all likelihood it is a typo. The 747 doesn't currently fit into AWA's fleet/route strategy.

But, technically they could have 747-200s on order. Just because the aircraft is out of production doesn't mean they haven't signed a deal with another airline and have "ordered" 747s from them.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
 
Guest

RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Thu Jan 04, 2001 7:54 am

Carnival_Air, that is an OLD book.  
 
deltaflyertoo
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RE: America West Ordering 747´s!

Thu Jan 04, 2001 1:47 pm

In the early 90s the 747-400 order was the least of their ambitious plans. In 88 they had an order for like 6 Airbus 300s and w/ options for 12 more and 6 767-300ERS. Talk about an airline with a big head that thought it was going to be the next UAL/AA/DL/NW/CO at the time! I don't know the circumstances of how the Airbus order got dropped but the 767 orders I think got converted to the 737s/747-400 which were also later dropped.