747-300 and Il-86

From:         Eric Bartsch <bartsch@uxa.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date:         13 Apr 94 02:46:29 PDT
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  I was wondering if anyone knows if a US airline has ever operated a
747-300 aircraft. It seems that all the operators of this model are outside
the US (Swissair, Quantas, JAL, Varig, etc...) Is there a reason for the 
lack of US operators or did the 747-400 just come along too soon after the

  Also, does anyone know if the Il-86 has been operated by anyone other than
Aeroflot, other than on wet leases from Aeroflot to other airlines?

  Any information on these subjects would be appreciated...

  -Eric Bartsch