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Old 16th Jan 2005, 19:45
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Hand Solo
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The point is that a prudent carrier should keep flexible and make contingencies.

747Adv still in the frame? Explain please
Self explanatory really. Nothings ruled in, nothings ruled out, and that's straight from the very highly placed horses mouth. Seems pretty flexible to me. If Boeing offer a new 747 derivative BA will look at it and do the maths. Perhaps BAs hand will be forced, but if they're going to buy the 380 they have to buy LOTS. Just a dozen or so won't do, they'll need a big fleet and someone to take the old 744s off their hands too. It doesn't look theres a great deal of forcing going on at the moment, especially as VS have delayed the delivery of their 380s by 18+ months.
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