Re: Boeing Pronunciation

From: (Alvin Law)
Organization: NETCOM On-line services
Date:         31 Jul 96 12:29:40 
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In article <airliners.1996.1483@ohare.Chicago.COM> Pete Mellor <> writes:

> After having assumed for a long time that the 777 was "seven-seven-seven",
> since 747 is "seven-four-seven", etc., I am trying to mend my ways now
> that I have been specifically told by numerous people within Boeing and
> by people in the UK who have been involved in the 777 programme that
> *nobody* *ever* says *anything* other than "triple-seven".

United, perhaps the largest operator of 777s right now, calls it
"seven-seven-seven" on its commercials and advertisements.