Not to develop a reputation of being a media watchdog but just after I started that thread I picked up the San Francisco Chronicle and read their account of UA's recovery plan, which ends with this:
"Boyd said he expects United to use smaller aircraft, replacing jumbo Boeing 747s, for example, with smaller Boeing 707s."
Well they could probably pick up a bunch of those birds for cheap! And they might have some spare parts left over from when they used the 720 variant
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