I heard from a yahoo club on IAH that continental has the option of converting
some of their 777s into 747-400s. Apparently there are some distant rumors according to which CO could possibly purchase a couple of jumbos if the loads on their NRT flights continue to be as good as they are now from IAH and EWR. Has anyone else heard of this?
It does make sense in one way as it would be almost impossibe to get more gate space to add extra flights on these routes, but on the other hand would the increase in maintenance costs warrant this? There is also the speculation that if they get the 747 they might just let NW do the maintenance on it under their newly found friendship!
Please post your thoughts, comments and info.
Thanks in advance