Re: Boeing 720

Date:         21 Dec 97 02:32:52 
From: (Brian Clouse)
Organization: Prodigy Services Company  1-800-PRODIGY
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In the book "Wide Body: The 747 Story" (or something like that, and I'm
sorry but I forgot the author), there was an apocryphal story about the
United Airlines CEO at the time bearing a deep grudge against Boeing, to
the point where he very publicly swore he'd never buy an airplane ending
in a 7.

Once he realized he had to buy Boeings or lose business, they let him off
the hook by creating a special model number just for United.

Or that could be just another story.