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Paddy
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US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:15 am

With the 773ER looking like its going to be one hell of a plane, do you see any US carriers adding it to their fleets in the next 5-10 years? I think AA, CO and DL will possibly need a bigger flagship if and when the industry hits an eventual upturn. The 773 would be great for higher density international routes don't you think? Or do you think the 772ER will remain as the largest bird operated by those airlines? Perhaps NW and UA as well but they very well may just stick the the 333/777 + 744 combination. I think the 773ER is the most beautiful airliner ever built, and incredibly capable to boot. I'd love to see it here in the states. So, my army of AAIA's(Armchair Airline Industry Analysts), give it your best shot...
 
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:20 am

I hope CO picks up some new routes and orders some of the 773ER's. I also see AA and maybe United but after UA gets bak on there feet.DL dont they have something up with the pilots thats why theyonly have 7 777's? NW I think is slowly going to a Airbus fleet so I think they will start to go to the 340's over time.
 
futureualpilot
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:21 am

Its a possibility, maybe for the airlines with 747s who might want to replace them with another Boeing in the coming years.

I would sure like to see UA using them should they retire their 744s in a few years, which, if they survive I dont think they will do.
 
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:36 am

The 773ER is a natural progression for carriers operating 772ER's. Once industry health is returned, I'm sure AA, UA, DL & CO will order the aircraft. Perhaps even NW.

 
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:40 am

NWs 742 are going to have to be replaced soon, and the 773ER and A346 are the prime candidates. I think both have equal chance (maybe the 346 has a bit of an edge since NW has been ordering Airbus recently). I would love to see the 346 in NWs colors.
 
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:43 am

NWs 742 are going to have to be replaced soon, and the 773ER and A346 are the prime candidates.

I think the prime candidates are more new or used 744's. NW only has 6 operational passenger 742's left....that's too small a fleet to introduce a new type.

 
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:44 am

I would love to see the 346 in NWs colors.

I personally would have loved to see them in the older (current) colors. As well as the A340-500.
 
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:49 am

I think this is best idea for replace older B742 aircraft to the newest A345/6 aircraft for NW. This is possible for on the orders with Boeing or Airbus. This is either way might will get choice for B777-300ER.
 
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:56 am

DL has 8 777-200er,s.......2 more coming in 2005........Hope they order 773 er.s
 
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:25 am

I am hoping for 777-300ER for NW, maybe long term they will get them and start in a few years converting a couple older 747-400 to 747-400F, as they will need to replace the 747-200F one day also.
 
CO737800
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:30 am

DL has 8 and 5 more on the way. Thats what the DL web site says
 
rjpieces
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:40 pm

Doubtful that we will ever see an AA 777-300ER. AA and Boeing got into a huge fight when Boeing decided to only have GE engines on the plane. AA lobbied them intensively in Seattle as well as Washington. They went as far as to ask Airbus for prices on the A340-500.

Delta operates a relatively small 777 fleet and doesn't have any routes for the -300ER.

I expect NW and CO to order them within a few years. If UA survives a few more years them too.
 
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:43 pm

Dal777ams,

You are correct for those B777 on their way for DL and which one will be ship #7009 & 7010, too. My friend was told me about of them. I am pretty sure about of more new B777.
 
marcolic
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:50 pm

I will love to se AA A340-500 or A340-600

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rjpieces
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RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:52 pm

There is little chances of you seeing that either!  Smile They did it to send a message to Boeing.

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