flightsimer wrote:wjcandee wrote:MIflyer12 wrote:[Eastern has secured the acquisition of 35 B777 aircraft as feedstock
could mean as little as obtained an option to buy.
That's a long way from funding the purchase and funding the cargo coversions, let alone actually having the customers under contract to justify flying 35 freight 777s.
Ten-thousand-percent correct. It may not be stupid from a leasing company perspective to take options on retired 777s for conversion, because I think the Big Twin is going to be a huge success. However, the idea that a bulk-loaded 777 makes any sense is hilarious.
Lots of airlines are using bulk loading right now because of the cargo demand.
The other thing people are ignoring is it’s quite possible these flights could be profitable on the lower cargo holds alone. Down there they can carry heavier containerized products.
Maybe they can make some profit bulk loading all the popcorn I think I need while watching this goatrope unfold.