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BA Says No To

Sat Sep 30, 2000 8:27 am

BA says that at the current time it will not order the a3xx or 747x and that there plans will revolve around the 777
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RE: BA Says No To

Sat Sep 30, 2000 8:33 am


Where did you get this news from??? Is it official???


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RE: BA Says No To

Sat Sep 30, 2000 8:50 am

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RE: BA Is Actually Trying To Get A Good Price..

Sat Sep 30, 2000 9:36 am

Read between the lines and you can see that BA is trying to get the bet price for one or the other airplane. CEO's are always spouting this stuff off to mount pressure on the airframe makers to get a great price. They left plenty of breathing room for them to retract every single sentence also.

You cant take these utterances literally, or absolute, when we have seen airlines that said "we arent" when a few months later they say "they are". Trust that.

If BA sees revenue get siphoned off on it's LHR-SIN route thanks to A3XX's operated by SIA, guess what BA will do? Throw 20 777's on the route? Hahaha.. Nope, it will reply in kind. Particularly if Sir Richard Branson gets the A3XX at Virgin Atlantic. To think BA, Britain's long associated flag carrier, "not" replying in kind..would be laughable. MAS will reply as well on it's KUL-LHR route...QF on it's "Kangaroo Route"...CX on it's HKG-LHR route...possibly TG on it's BKK-LHR route..etc. The "domino effect". This is a situation that Boeing does NOT want happening but I believe it will.

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RE: BA Says No To

Sat Sep 30, 2000 9:32 pm

I think now that SQ has ordered the A3XX, don't be surprised that within two years the race will be on to order this plane, especially in light of the current constraints on landing slots at airports worldwide. This rules out BA trying to throw in a number of 777-200ER flights between LHR and SIN to compete.  

Because SQ owns 49% of VS, it now means that VS will likely now order 10-15 A3XX's for their busiest international routes. And that will mean that it gives the green light for the likes of CX, JL, KE and QF to order the A3XX over the next year with as many as 100 additional planes on order.
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RE: Bad News For The 747X

Sat Sep 30, 2000 9:43 pm

Maybe the most interesting feature here is the fact that after only a very short time, BA has gone cold on the 747X; only last week, it said it was forsaking the the 3XX for the 747X and ordering 777s.

I do see the 777-300ER (and possibly earlier 777-300s as well) having a place in BA's fleet plans, depending on their range. It depends on whether they can do the job of the 747-200s. Could a high gross weight model of the 773 do LHR-SEA/YVR? I think so.

As to other comments, I agree that circumstances rather than BA's own choice will determine its choice of long hauler and whatever it says, I think the 3XX will have a part in the fleet, but as I said, the most significant element of this announcement (and I'm only reading into what I've read on this thread) is that the 747X might be on its way out . . .
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RE: BA Says No To

Sat Sep 30, 2000 10:24 pm

Thats good if you like the 777 , which I do !!


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