Re: Good 'ole 727

Date:         08 Jan 2000 13:39:21 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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In article <airliners.2000.55@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Richard Isakson <rwi@whidbey.com> wrote:>I think I can help you with a bit of history.

Nice summary.  One little quibble, though.

>Then along came Frank Borman and Eastern Airlines.  They were
>willing to order enough airplanes to launch the program. BUT, they
>didn't want the airplane that was being offered.  They wanted that big
>airplane that was to come along later.

Everything I've read says it was British Airways who pushed the 757-200
to be as big as it is, and that Eastern actually wanted something a bit
smaller, though perhaps not as small as the original design.

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