Delta A340 Order?

Date:         08 Dec 96 04:12:37 
From:         "J. Heilig" <jheilig@gate.net>
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On a Delta flight yesterday (4.12.96) from LGW to ATL, the cabin crew
said that Delta had announced to employees that DL's new long range
aircraft would be the A340.  I queried them about this, as I was under
the impression that the 777 was at the top of their list.  They seemed
adamant that the A340 order had indeed been placed and officially
announced, and that they were looking forward to flying them.  Their
feeling was that the 777 order backlog was too long for DL's management
(and they're probably right...why didn't they do this three years ago?),
and Airbus gave them better pricing (surprise surprise).

Anyone heard anything definitive on this??

Jennings Heilig