Re: 747 "Classic" ?

From:         "Niels M. Sampath" <>
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Date:         19 Apr 96 02:04:05 
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In article <airliners.1996.535@ohare.Chicago.COM>
  "C. Marin Faure" writes:

> In article <airliners.1996.527@ohare.Chicago.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.

> It's not a term I've heard at Boeing.  I suspect it may be a take-off on
> the Range Rover Classic idea, as Virgin Atlantic is British.  The Range
> Rover Classic was a name used toward the end of the original Range Rover's
> production run ...

Virgin also has a cola soft-drink (same `livery') so it may also be a dig
at Coke.