Date: 20 Mar 97 02:34:56 From: Malcolm Weir <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Exceedingly Little References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Followups: 1 2
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matt weber wrote: > Malcolm Weir <email@example.com> writes: >> British Airways is operating an all-Boeing medium & long haul fleet. > > UNTRUE. BA still has a number of D10's in service. One of them > flies out of Phoenix to LGW 4 nights a week (daily as of 30 March). PHX-LGW is > over 5000 miles, so I think that qualifies as long haul. Oops, I'd forgotten about the DC-10s (and, since I said "medium & long haul", I better mention the other non-Boeing type: Concorde). However, I claim exemption on the DC-10 mistake on the grounds that, although Boeing didn't produce it, they're trying to marry the company that did. Which would make the DC-10 a Boeing step-product 8-) But what *IS* long haul? In a fairly recent discussion on another group, a British Airways Flight Engineer (747 Classics) opined that the range of the classic represented long-haul these days, up from my original rule-of-thumb which used the range of the 707-320 as the yardstick. I realize that different operators have different standards (Herb probably considers WN's OAK-BNA sector long-haul), but I'd be interested if there was a consensus amongst the readership. Malc.