Re: 777, 787, 797 and next ???

Date:         14 Jul 97 20:27:01 
From:         "Michael F. Lechnar" <michael.f.lechnar@boeing.com>
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jfmezei wrote:
>
> there are a lot of mention of a 4 digit name for a subsequent generation
> Boeing aircraft.
>
> How would that bode with airline reservatio systems which typically use
> 3 characters to identify equipment used ?
>
> While I am at it, how will the CRSs differentiate between a 777-200 and
> a 777-200 IGW ?????

>From the standpoint of the passenger, there is no material difference
between the two, so why would they need to be differentiated?  CRSs
don't differentiate between the MTOW versions of the 747-400, why should
they do it for the 777?

Mike Lechnar