Re: A340-500X/600X and B777-200X/300X [long]

Date:         09 May 97 03:28:58 
From: (Michael Jennings)
Organization: University of Cambridge DAMTP
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In article <airliners.1997.1046@ohare.Chicago.COM>,  <> wrote:
>Ikls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes:
>>Replacing 767-300(ER)s, not 747s, though if you dig back it used to be
>>one 747-238B, compared to *two* 777-200IGWs starting tomorrow.
>There's a surprise. Why/how/when did United get hold of
>an ex-Qantas 747?  Via People's Express?  Virgin?  How many?
	Qantas have been retiring their 747-200s in favour of
747-400s for about a decade now. (Qantas needs to extra range
more than most airlines do, so difference in value to them of
a -400 and a -200 is much greater than for most airlines).
Qantas has a reputation for looking after its aircraft, so airlines
like United are generally quite happy to buy them. As I understand
it, United bought them directly from Qantas, and bought a number
of them (half a dozen? Karl undoubtedly knows the answer).

Michael Jennings
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
The University of Cambridge.

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