Thai Airways Mulls Buying Seven B747 From United Airlines

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Very bad news for Boeing--I think they were counting on a big order from Thai. As someone pointed out on another thread, it appears that the days of United 747's are numbered. In terms of routes, there's nothing a 747 can do that a 777 can't do for a lot less money. There are good reasons why AA, CO, and DL don't fly anything larger than the 777.
 

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Where will pax preference come into play with UA dumping all 747s I have heard on many ocations that a person would choose an airline on the equipment flown(especially Asia)..and the 747 has been a long time favorite..I know that AA looses many pax due to A/C assignment on a route..say ORD west on a Super 80-vs a 757/67/airbus w/audio and video systems and way more comfortable..There is no replacement for flying on a big jet, with an upstairs...4 engines ect...[BR][BR]If they do dump them..I would LOVE AA to pick up a few for choice intl routes freeing up some larger metal for domestic markets!!-but with all this fleet simplification I dont see it happening