Re: What really is a 'Jumbo'?

From:         Bill Hensley <bhensley@oceo.trw.com>
Organization: Questar Network Services
Date:         13 Apr 95 10:46:53 
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Marc Richard Wollemborg <mrw13@columbia.edu> wrote:
> 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?

Marc:

I agree.  Boeing called the Model 747 the Jumbo Jet in it's 
advertising back in the late 60's and 70's.  IMHO, the 747 and the
other large birds should be referred to as heavies.

Bill Hensley
bhensley@oceo.trw.com