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Fuel Saving.....

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Jose Monteiro
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With the much-reduced fuel costs at present - an airline that "owns" it's 747's rather than an expensive lease on a 777 or a 380, is doing rather well, I would think..

You can't retro-manage a 4-engined aircraft to fly on 3 to save fuel. In fact operating with an engine shut down actually uses more fuel..

Does Portugal have any more of these days?

Peter
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Britjet wrote
Does Portugal have any more of these days?

Peter



Hmmm, I guess about 365/366 of it :-)
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Jose Monteiro
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Britjet wrote
With the much-reduced fuel costs at present - an airline that "owns" it's 747's rather than an expensive lease on a 777 or a 380, is doing rather well, I would think..


I do know of hasty avionics upgrades on 744s already destined for the desert so that they could meet new oceanic requirements and unexpectedly remain in service for a few years more. There certainly is more life ahead for the Queen.

Most airlines nowadays look closely at cabin interior and, of course, WiFi. It may be that upgrading a 744 with an up to date cabin is too expensive though, which would still mean the aircraft is not going to do much more passenger service.


Hoppie
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What is needed is good old-fashioned entertainment - like "pass the suspicious parcel" or "guess the weight of the stewardess"

Peter
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Britjet wrote
What is needed is good old-fashioned entertainment - like "pass the suspicious parcel" or "guess the weight of the stewardess"

Peter


So now we know what you used to do during those long hours of cruize...........
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