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How come Delta and Continental are the only 2 airlines to have the 767-400?

it seems like a cheaper alternative to the triple 7 (even though the 777 is in a class of its own ) and why did Boeing cease production for the 757, it has a decent capacity, it has the range, farther than the 737, why?

Asked By: maestro - 6/15/2008
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The real story about the 767-400 is that it was plane that was tailor made for Delta and Continental. The airlines needed a plane that did a certain job, so Boeing came up with the 764 (767-400). This is just like the 757, a plane that was made for Eastern Airlines, but other airlines liked it as well, so they bought... More
Answered By: jjlucash - 6/17/2008
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Crappy service..small planes...speaks for itself. Also some airlines just don't like to have cheaper services even if they also have the same crappy flights.
Answered By: Lindsay - 6/15/2008
 
when the dictator of red china bought his nobody wanted one
Answered By: allawishes - 6/15/2008
 
cant answer on the 400, i think airlines would rather have the 777 for some reason that is very apparent..... in regards to the 757 boeing stopped production because there where no orders for it and the 787-3 is it's replacement
Answered By: Ryan B - 6/15/2008
 
The reason airlines buy a particular aircraft is because it fits into what they want to do. Airlines are very mission-oriented. These are expensive aircraft. Apparently, only DL and CO wanted to fly the -400, so they were the only ones to buy them. They have a lower seating capacity than the 777... More
Answered By: Dan - 6/15/2008
 
because boeing needed to make the sale, so the price was right.
Answered By: jtexas - 6/15/2008
 
the 777 family is more fuel efficient, can hold more pax and is newer. boeing ceased production of the 757, and will soon ceease production of the 767 to make way for the new 787.
Answered By: Soccer Boi - 6/16/2008
 
Its not a very good alternative to the T7, it has less range and tons less cargo capabilities. Boeing ceased production for the 757 because Airlines weren't ordering anymore which is because newer planes like the 737-900ER and A321 can do 70% of what the 757 can, and are more efficient while doing it... More
Answered By: EPL + CL= MU² - 6/16/2008
 
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