From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tiffany Tyler) Organization: PREST- University of Manchester Date: 22 Apr 96 01:24:03 References: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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>>>American Airlines will, if they order it, probably use the 777 on it's trans- >>>-continental routes (American Airlines is one of the few airlines still using >>>wide-bodies on these routes) >>If you mean "transcontinental" as flights to LAX, SEA, SFO out of >>EWR, IAD, JFK, then you are wrong because most of these flights use >>767 or DC-10 widebodies. I spent some time with AA in Dallas this past January, and frankly, the speculation about a 777 acquisition for them seems misplaced. They have been taking DC-10s out of service (selling one to Continental) and concentrating the 767s on the widebody routes. The only aquisition decision their Fleet Transactions Office was concerned about in January was the possible 727 replacements- and huushkitting seemed the much more viable option. Discussion of 777 was limited to what I construed as wishful thinking. The current fleet aquisition strategy seems to be one of holding off and trying to make better use of what they have- hence the tweaking of their expert computer system for fleet allocation . I would be really surprised to see them order anything large for at least another year or 2.