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US Airways' A330 Fleet...

Tue May 08, 2001 12:18 pm

I've heard that Air Canada has tentatively agreed to take all 9 US Airways aircraft, pending the outcome of the UA/US integration. Has anyone read or know this is fact? Makes sense, though, since the A330 would really be, a sort of oddball in UA's fleet. OR, will it? Time will tell.
 
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RE: US Airways' A330 Fleet...

Tue May 08, 2001 1:17 pm

Where did you hear this? I have serious questions about it until I hear the source.

Firstly, what is AC going to do with 10 (not 9) 333s?
Secondly, what will AC do about having 9 333s in the fleet powered by PW while the rest are Rolls powered?
 
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RE: US Airways' A330 Fleet...

Tue May 08, 2001 10:56 pm

DLX, we CURRENTLY have 9 333s in the fleet. The 10th example, which is the last one on FIRM order, is supposedly deferred until late next year, or early 2003. I don't think we'll see it in US Airways colors though....realistically.I've spoken to a few pilots who fly the 333, and this is where the AC rumor comes from. None of the crews think that the 333 will ever see UA colors.
 
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RE: US Airways' A330 Fleet...

Tue May 08, 2001 10:59 pm

>>>None of the crews think that the 333 will ever see UA colors

Oh yeah, like their TriStars or SPs, or Delta´s A310s...

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RE: US Airways' A330 Fleet...

Wed May 09, 2001 12:31 am

Whoops! John I completely forgot that you work for US Airways.

I'm still a skeptic, though. The US configuration just doesn't belong in the AC fleet.

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