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Old Mar 6, 16, 11:00 am
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kanderson1965
 
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Originally Posted by adrian1980uk View Post
do you get the impression that BA are trying to make up time because they decided to enter fleet replacement late... Second hand air frames because they can't get new quick enough in the 777Ws. I accept the A380s might be slightly different in the fact if they had the cash they could get them relatively quick. Just a thought
777Ws seem to be very popular and the lead time is as you say long. To be honest BA fell over them rather than actively looking for them as part of the 787 late delivery compensation. I think they were more impressed with them than they originally thought they would be, and have done wonders on the SYD route.

The A380s are a different kettle of fish, too niche and overpriced. Not taking the options on offer and looking elswhere is probably a way to drive down the cost of aircraft which are on the margins of usefulness. BA are probably only after a couple to provide a bit of slack in the system.
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