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Old 05-23-2007, 10:41 PM   #1  
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Default Bad FedEX 757 Rumor

Jumpseating in to work today, A Captain shared with me that the 757 program was in trouble. Something about a loophole in purchase contracts for the 757s that is now making their future very unlikely on FedEx property. Can anyone add to this?
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Nah, you guys don't really want those airplanes anyway, they fly horribly!
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We already have 3-4 here. Lets go with them. Can you see the bid: vacancies for 10 Capt/9 FO.
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We need those 757's!, if for no other reason than they are the most beautiful jets around (imho, of course), and that would sort of counter-balance those mini-Airbus's we have. Of course, the DC-8 is also fantastically good looking, as is the 747-400. But we know Fred's not getting any of those.
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Jumpseating in to work today, A Captain shared with me that the 757 program was in trouble. Something about a loophole in purchase contracts for the 757s that is now making their future very unlikely on FedEx property. Can anyone add to this?
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Hmmm.... Dang loopholes!! Just out of curiosity, who does the loophole favor? FedEx or the company that is doing the acquisition?

In the mean time, I'll be contemplating my Navel,

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