Re: What really is a 'Jumbo'?

From: (Mike_Boyd)
Organization: Concentric Research Corporation	
Date:         13 Apr 95 10:46:53 
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Marc Richard Wollemborg <> writes:

>I've always held the opinion that only 747s are Jumbos; but I have read 
>several articles in which other wide-body passenger jets (such as the 
>A300, 767, etc.) are referred to as "jumbo jets".  Anyone have any 
>insightful comments on this?

The rule of thumb I've always used is that a plane with two aisles is a 
jumbo. This means more than six seats across in steerage. I mean coach. I 
would certainly consider the DC-10, with a 2-5-2 seat configuration, to 
be as jumbo as the 747, with 3-3-3 seating.