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      Post #2934, posted on 12-30-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Ah well, Boeing finally got the domestic bite it was looking for - Continental just sprang for ten of the -8 long range model. Apparently there's a Las Vegas based charter line also negotiating for 20 7E7s but I didn't see any mention of which model.

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      Post #2935, posted on 12-31-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Do you mean Primaris? They announced an order for 20 7E7-8 2 months ago.
      http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2004/q4/nr_041021g.html

      Anyway, nice for Continental. I hope they will fly them to Amsterdam in 2009.

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      Post #2944, posted on 12-31-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Well, it was going to happen sooner or later. Good that it happened sooner. This is just a start. I'm sure Continental will order a lot more of them. Other US carriers will follow, especially American: to replace their A300s with the -3 version. As soon as the health of the industry gets a little better we'll see a lot more orders.

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      Post #2945, posted on 12-31-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Bas:

      I'd never heard of Primaris - it sounds more like a drug for treating menstrual cramps than an airline - but I must say that in an era of boring white whale liveries they've got a pretty interesting way of deporting their airplanes. I'd love to slap that wild post-Euclidian cheatline on one of my Revell 737-800 kits!

      Meanwhile, we've got enough of an idea of what this bird looks like by now. Where's the goddamned kit???