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Who Will Order First 747-8 Passenger Version?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:55 pm

Which airline will it be? I pick SQ as they will wont to have a bob each way if the A380 fails to meet expectations. Also SQ has always been weighted with the Singapore obsession of having to be first at everything.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:01 pm

The lack of a question mark gave me the impression it finally happened; try that next time. As of which carrier, I have no clue, I think some members in here would like to see BA order some.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:02 pm

With a few exceptions, just about any airline currently operating the JumboJet might order new ones as a replacement. SQ are one possibility, but my guess is that the imminent SQ order will include neither JumboJets nor WhaleJets. I think SQ's VLA order will come later, but that's just a hunch.
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:38 pm

I just had my hopes up that someone ordered the airplane.

I personally hope to see most 747 operators order. Who will be first? I have no idea.
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:07 pm

Dude, PLEASE try using a question mark next time... It'll save you a whole lot of flaming.

Anyways, that's a really broad qstn and if anybody knew the answer, it would have been posted looong time ago. I hope SQ orders the damn thing though.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:21 pm

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 6):
Dude, PLEASE try using a question mark next time... It'll save you a whole lot of flaming.

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there are one too many threads without the question mark....so misleading..

my guesses......

BA, CX, PK, SQ, QF, LH, JL, NH, UA, AI, 9W...maybe AF, KL, NZ, and some Chinese air carriers..
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:37 pm

Everybody stop being precious and take the High Road- and I am not a dude thanks keep that to your boyfriends!
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:40 pm

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 1):
The lack of a question mark gave me the impression it finally happened

Me too. I personally hope LH has ordered them though.
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:47 pm

Wouldnt it just be something else if a Chinese customer ends up being the launch customer? IMO they have to be aiming for the Asian market by calling it the 747-8 (8 being a good luck number). Why would they skip 747-500 (yes, I know 745 was a streach concept), or 747-600, or even 747-5/6?


But I do agree, just as the saying goes, 'It is not what you say, it is how you say it', with text, you need those discriptive marks, leave one out, your sentence goes from a question to a statement (I thought someone ordered the 747-8 Passenger).
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:08 pm

It will be LH. No doubt in my mind...

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Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:18 pm

Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Reply 8):
and I am not a dude thanks keep that to your boyfriends!

Excellent reply.
It might be an acceptable term for some, but the majority is unfamiliar with the term 'Dude'. Personally, I think it sounds rather insulting.

As for your question. Rumours have it that Jet Airways might place an order, and someone else went as far as saying that LH might possibly order 30 (but then again, just about any airline has past the revue on airliner.net of 'looking into the 748'. If I had to, I'd put my money on a small order from Jet, that's if they get in return their rights to fly to the US...
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:52 pm

Quoting Oroka (Reply 10):
IMO they have to be aiming for the Asian market by calling it the 747-8 (8 being a good luck number). Why would they skip 747-500 (yes, I know 745 was a streach concept), or 747-600, or even 747-5/6?

What exactly are you asking? Concepts, wether made public or not, do not get ignored in terms of accounting. For example, my intenet browser is version 6.0.2900.2180. It means the software company went through thousands of versions and iterations before they were satisfied (or that any further improvement would cost too much).

IMO, had Boeing not been over-confident in giving those concepts official titles assuming they would eventually exist, then the "-500 series" and "-600 series" titles would be up for grabs. There was also another attempt at a stretch back in 2000, then called 747X and 747Stretch-X, they would have been part of a "-700 series". While the title was not official, it was publicized. I am sure there are several dozen engineers that have been doing R&D on 747 and the emergence of 7E/87 light a fire. So they came up with 747Adv which became, 8, the next number. It is pure coincidence w.r.t Chinese culture, is all.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:53 pm

Thanks for your informative reply and comment Manni.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:02 pm

Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Reply 8):
Everybody stop being precious and take the High Road- and I am not a dude thanks keep that to your boyfriends!

Take it easy. No pun intended with the 'dude' but as far as taking the high road, maybe you should do a search next time you start a thread and if you are gonna start one, do not deceive people by the title. A question mark goes a long way in some instances...and not everybody has 'boyfriends' this side of the Pacific.

By the way, welcome to A.net  biggrin 

Quoting Manni (Reply 12):
Excellent reply.
It might be an acceptable term for some, but the majority is unfamiliar with the term 'Dude'.

It's a figure of speech for some so if you don't liek it, too bad.

[quote=Manni,reply=12]Personally, I think it sounds rather insulting.

That's unfortunate for you then
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:09 pm

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 15):
That's unfortunate for you then

No, its unfortunate for those not being able to communicate in an universal way without offending others.

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 15):
It's a figure of speech for some so if you don't liek it, too bad.

As you say, figure of speech for some. Use it in response to those 'some'.

Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Reply 14):
Thanks for your informative reply and comment Manni.

My pleasure. Welcome to airliners.net! Enjoy your time on here, great place to kill time.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:19 pm

I cannot beleive that Boeing, with Headquarters in Chicago will not have jumped in a Cab and gone over to Elk Grove (UA's Headquarters) and not tried to offer them a very attractive package to order the 747-8!...Sure UA have just come out of CH11 and they need to improve their bottom line but you cannot sit still in this industry, you need to plan ahead.
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:25 pm

True! Pan Am really couldn't afford that order for 30 747-100's but Juan Trippe had balls. Boeing really have to get an American carrier on board for this aircraft. Would look great in the new UAL colors.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:25 pm

Quoting Manni (Reply 16):
No, its unfortunate for those not being able to communicate in an universal way without offending others.

Gee, I wonder why I don't feel unfortunate at all then.  scratchchin 

Quoting Manni (Reply 16):
As you say, figure of speech for some. Use it in response to those 'some'.

Like I said, too bad for you. If you don't like the term, skip through it. It wasn't directed at you so maybe you should mind your own business and that way you won't get offended.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:33 pm

my pic is that NZ will be one of the 1st. I'd say perhaps 5 x 747-8 to replace 5x 744. The other 3x 744 would then be replaced by 773ER.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:39 pm

I hope you are right they would look good at AKL and would be good for the proposed AKL-HKG-LGW route. All they need now is some quality cabin crew.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:44 pm

Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Reply 21):
I hope you are right they would look good at AKL and would be good for the proposed AKL-HKG-LGW route. All they need now is some quality cabin crew.

I think LGW was decided against several months ago. (It would require duplicating London staff, and LGW isn't that great). But yes it would be flying the AKL-LAX-LHR, and AKL-HKG-LHR (if that is the final choice AKL-SFO-LHR is possible with some effort). It may even be a full loop AKL-LAX-LHR-HKG-AKL/AKL-HKG-LHR-LAX-AKL that would be pretty cool! 5 aircraft can cover this, but if one is out for heavy MX it would be very tight so maybe even 6x 747-8!

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Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:46 pm

Potential Boeing 747-8i customers could IMO be

a. Carriers for which the A380 is too large
b. Carriers under state influence asked to "help" improve US trade balance/ relations
c. High volume carriers that will skip the A380-800 and go for the A380-900
d. Carriers that need/ want landing rights in the US badly

So JAL (b), ANA(b), KLM (a) , Cathay(c), British Airways(c), Korean(b), Air China(b,d), Air New Zealand (a), China Airlines (b,d), EVA Air (b), Saudi Arabian (b)
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:46 pm

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 20):
my pic is that NZ will be one of the 1st. I'd say perhaps 5 x 747-8 to replace 5x 744. The other 3x 744 would then be replaced by 773ER.

It makes sense. They could put those 748I on their high capacity routes and fill up that belly with lots of cargo, and the 77W operating some of the other high capacity routes which don't require a 747 to fill up.

Along with that, the 787s they currently have on order would replace the 767s and operate thinner routes, especially NZ to Australia, and the 772 for medium capacity routes.

This would provide NZ with a very balanced widebody fleet.
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:51 pm

Last two responses are excellent-thanks guys. My first flight ever was on a TAA Viscount and I have also flown on a C141 Starlifter on a demo out of AKL in 1966. Most memorable flight Pan Am DC7C AKL to Pago Pago in 1965 mostly in cockpit. Thanks for your welcomes and I hope my contributions are worthwhile.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:57 pm

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 17):
I cannot beleive that Boeing, with Headquarters in Chicago will not have jumped in a Cab and gone over to Elk Grove (UA's Headquarters) and not tried to offer them a very attractive package to order the 747-8!...Sure UA have just come out of CH11 and they need to improve their bottom line but you cannot sit still in this industry, you need to plan ahead.

I still think UA will order the 748 down the road but the only problem with them placing an order now is that they do not have the cash. They will need to replace their beat up 744's competing with the likes of QF, NZ and SQ on the pacific routes. I still don't know how they have managed to stay afloat doing so well on those routes considering their product is inferior to the competitor's.... and their prices are'nt that much better either.

Quoting Iwok (Reply 11):
It will be LH. No doubt in my mind...

Any reason why you're so sure?

I'd still put my $$ on SQ and BA but as far as who'll be the first, maybe NZ.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:50 pm

Please stop debating about 'dude'. There is only one person called "The Dude"
It's The Big Lebowski, he's the real dude, you can also call him "His Dudeness" or "El Duderinho"...

Sorry for being off-topic but it was too tempting!  goodvibes 

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Quoting Manni (Reply 16):
Quoting Manni (Reply 12):
Excellent reply.
It might be an acceptable term for some, but the majority is unfamiliar with the term 'Dude'.

It's a figure of speech for some so if you don't liek it, too bad.

[quote=Manni,reply=12]Personally, I think it sounds rather insulting.

That's unfortunate for you then
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:31 pm

Quoting Keesje (Reply 23):
Potential Boeing 747-8i customers could IMO be

a. Carriers for which the A380 is too large
b. Carriers under state influence asked to "help" improve US trade balance/ relations
c. High volume carriers that will skip the A380-800 and go for the A380-900
d. Carriers that need/ want landing rights in the US badly

So JAL (b), ANA(b), KLM (a) , Cathay(c), British Airways(c), Korean(b), Air China(b,d), Air New Zealand (a), China Airlines (b,d), EVA Air (b), Saudi Arabian (b)

Keesje,
You forgot those who need the 747-8I to plug the gap between either 773 or A346 and the A380, like Lufthansa.
And upcoming airlines no one has thought about so far and who haven´t played in this league so far, like Jet Airways, who are reportedly very interested.

If they settle financially, UA and NWA will almost for certain order the 747-8I. It would cause real uproar if one of them would go for the A380 instead.
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:47 pm

Quoting NA (Reply 28):
If they settle financially, UA and NWA will almost for certain order the 747-8I. It would cause real uproar if one of them would go for the A380 instead.

1000 Airbus aircraft are in operation in the US, with a backlog of another 500. IMO 20-30 A380 orders on top of FEDEX and UPS won't make a big difference.

I think Boeing is rightfully more focussed on the A300/757/767 replacement market (AA, UA, DL, CO).

Quoting NA (Reply 28):
You forgot those who need the 747-8I to plug the gap between either 773 or A346 and the A380

I think the gab is more relevant for airlines considering the -900. (c)
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:03 pm

Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Reply 21):
All they need now is some quality cabin crew.

From a NZ crew member who day in day out provides a quality service . Also considering NZ crew win a lot of awards for service the above quote isnt fair on the majority of us that go out of our way to provide excellent service with less staff than a lot of other airlines on average .. With some of our passenger to crew ratios we do really provide exceptional service to still be winning awards for our service..
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:17 pm

Quoting Nzrich (Reply 30):
From a NZ crew member who day in day out provides a quality service . Also considering NZ crew win a lot of awards for service the above quote isnt fair on the majority of us that go out of our way to provide excellent service with less staff than a lot of other airlines on average .. With some of our passenger to crew ratios we do really provide exceptional service to still be winning awards for our service..

I think NZ does provide excellent service in a unique way.
A lot of people that say bad things about NZ service quote how NZ has lower numbers of staff on 744. This is true in some circumstances but it is for a very good reason!!! NZ gives its pax so much more room than almost any other airline anywhere that its 744s hold less pax... LESS PAX = LESS CREW.
For example.. NZ 744 hold approx 390 pax onboard with 34" pitch in economy.
most airlines seat 430-450 pax onboard with 31-32" pitch in economy. having 30-60 less pax on board means that you can reduce the crew complement by 2. Pax still get the same ratio of staff but they also get more room!  Smile
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:19 pm

also with the 747-8 NZ would still keep the 34" pitch taking its pax numbers up to say 405-410 while other airlines will have 450-470 on board.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:10 pm

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 32):
also with the 747-8 NZ would still keep the 34" pitch taking its pax numbers up to say 405-410 while other airlines will have 450-470 on board.

Well then considering NZ 744 hold 392 PAX and a proposed 748 would hold only 13-18 more passengers would it be worth it to NZ to maybe order the A380's smallest version would be better giving a decent increase in passenger numbers.. Or make it a combi aircraft if its possible ...

[Edited 2006-03-21 13:12:24]
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:35 pm

There's report that JeT Airways is interested in the 747-8
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:54 pm

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 20):
my pic is that NZ will be one of the 1st. I'd say perhaps 5 x 747-8 to replace 5x 744. The other 3x 744 would then be replaced by 773ER.

Why would they need a replacement for their 744s?

People tend to forget that the last generation of airliners (744s, 777s, A330/340 family) were built to last a long time. Plus, they're all relatively young - if not in years, then in the number of cycles flown. In addition, many are payed for. An airline like ANZ can fly their 744s for at least another decade to come - all they have to do is continually retrofit the interiors and keep passengers happy and believing that they're on a brand new plane. Yes, the 748 can be used to expand their fleet, but I doubt if a replacement is warranted this early in the game.
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:55 pm

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 26):
I still think UA will order the 748 down the road but the only problem with them placing an order now is that they do not have the cash. They will need to replace their beat up 744's competing with the likes of QF, NZ and SQ on the pacific routes. I still don't know how they have managed to stay afloat doing so well on those routes considering their product is inferior to the competitor's.... and their prices are'nt that much better either.

Well they do and thats with an inferior product, so when they do upgrade their International fleet, things can only get better one assumes.
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:02 pm

My guess is LH since they have apparently been clamoring for the plane for some time now.
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Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:29 am

Quoting JAL (Reply 32):
There's report that JeT Airways is interested in the 747-8

correct, 9W are in talks to purchase the 747-8

fair use excerpt:

"Jet Airways buying Boeing fuel efficient 450-seater 747-8 airplanes
Media Release
Mar. 21, 2006

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing on Monday said it was in talks with Jet Airways for selling its most modern 450-seater 747-8 airplanes.

"We are negotiating (the deal) with Jet Airways. We expect orders from them for 747-8, which is our latest airplane. Air-India is also interested in the same aircraft, but it will take time for A-I to place"

http://www.indiadaily.com/editorial/7540.asp
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Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:34 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 36):
but it will take time for A-I to place

lol, considering the amount of time it took to finalise their last order, i reckon that could be one heck on an understatement!!
 
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Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:40 am

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 37):
lol, considering the amount of time it took to finalise their last order, i reckon that could be one heck on an understatement!!

I completely agree...the possible AI-IC merger will probably go first.....
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Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:03 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 38):
the possible AI-IC merger will probably go first

hadn't heard about that. is it just a rumour or are there concrete plans??
 
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Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:25 am

NZ has to have some 747 leases running out around 2010. No doubt they could renew for another 5-years for peanuts, as they did on, was it -SUJ, that was to have gone back late last year. I like ZKPilot's fleet assessment, but are 3-300ER's too small a sub-fleet?
If the second LHR goes via SFO then I have to think that NZ5/6 will not have to be a -400 since there will be LAX destined/originating space available on NZ1/2.
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Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:32 am

Air NZ will never be a five star airline on Skytrax. Their flight attendants are way too self serving. Nice aircraft pity about the crew!
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Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:39 am

My bet is on SQ for the first delivery - simply because they like to be first and have for years. And, with the price of fuel increasing, they may decide not to abuse the 380 as much as they had planned.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the next few years having small orders from airlines like CX and QF, with very few large orders. BA & LH might fall into the large order group, but I'm not sure they are in a mad rush. Others, like JL, will probably order slowly as their financial position allows.

UA? I would bet that Boeing is working closely with them for future orders of the 787 and 7748, but UA won't be in a position to be a launch customer.

For me the 747-8i is a replacement aircraft for those using the 744s. There won't an urgent need to order for many users, but there will end up being a large number sold.
 
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Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:42 am

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 39):
hadn't heard about that. is it just a rumour or are there concrete plans??

'ere you go... Smile

"Air India, Indian Airlines may merge
SINGAPORE (AP) — State owned carriers Air India and Indian Airlines may be merged after their initial public offerings are completed, India's Minister for Civil Aviation Praful Patel said Monday."

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2006-02-21-india-merger_x.htm
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Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:46 am

Quoting Keesje (Reply 21):
KLM (a)

It would be my guess that KLM will not be one of the first airlines to fly the 748, as they seem to have a policy of hardly ever been launch customer. But they will surely order them when the time is right!!
 
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Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:00 am

This is the eleven thousand and third thread to talk about potential 748 customers. It only serves to remind us that no-one is ordering the damn thing.
 
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Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:01 am

I hope for SQ, then I could go back to Singapore for a visit and ride the "First to Fly" 748 as a bonus!
A dream pick would be NW ,yea I know,it's a dream, but then I could leave Cheeseland to see it arrive at MSP..  airplane 
 
jacobin777
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RE: Who Will Order First 747-8 Passenger Version?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:48 am

Quoting Glom (Reply 45):
This is the eleven thousand and third thread to talk about potential 748 customers. It only serves to remind us that no-one is ordering the damn thing.

don't be daft.....more of the planes specs are out now and there are more signs (reports) that certain carriers are looking hard at it.....don't be surprised if the 747-8 outsells the A380 again this year.....
"Up the Irons!"
 
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RE: Who Will Order First 747-8 Passenger Version?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:57 am

Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Reply 16):
True! Pan Am really couldn't afford that order for 30 747-100's but Juan Trippe had balls. Boeing really have to get an American carrier on board for this aircraft. Would look great in the new UAL colors.

I agree with you 100%. An order like this would give UA press along with Boeing tremendous press while raising my Boeing stock to new highs and making me money in my Business Finance class here in highschool!
 
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RE: Who Will Order First 747-8 Passenger Version?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:20 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 47):
don't be surprised if the 747-8 outsells the A380 again this year.....

It would be surprising if it didn't. Even the B747-400 might outsell the WhaleJet again this year.

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