My question is now that Alitalia has ordered the Boeing 777 to replace its MD-11's and 747 Classics, and Iberia has retired its DC-10's and plans to retire the 747 Classics with A340's, what are these airlines going to do with the space loss by the changes. Alitalia and Iberia are going to need equipment that is larger than the 777 and A340 to handle their busy routes that are now operated by their 747's. I think Alitalia was going to order the 747-400 but cancelled it herefore changing to the 777-200ER. I think Alitalia should order the 777-300 to substitute their 747's. Iberia should either order the 747-400 or find add more flights on routes such as MAD-JFK to deal with the capacity loss. Regards.
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!