Date: 09 May 97 03:28:58 From: M.J.Jennings@amtp.cam.ac.uk (Michael Jennings) Organization: University of Cambridge DAMTP References: 1 2 3 4
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In article <airliners.1997.1046@ohare.Chicago.COM>, <email@example.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. -- Michael Jennings Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics The University of Cambridge. firstname.lastname@example.org "`I need every aluminum can you can find! And duct tape!"