From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mel Roberts) Organization: CTS Network Services Date: 13 Apr 96 16:44:49 References: 1
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email@example.com (Astracon) wrote: >In a recent conversation with someone from Virgin Atlantic the gentleman >referred to the airline's 747-200's as 747 Classics. This is a new term >on me and I was wondering what its origin is and if it is used >industry-wide? >Steve British Airways came up with this term. Their pilots were (and may still be?) divided into -400 series division and -200 series division. I presume they were looking for a term that would sound more market acceptable than 'old' 747 division for the -200 series group. Many of Virgin Atlantic's pilots are ex British Airways employees, they probably brought the term with them.