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Article On Jetblue's Airbus Order (A V. B)  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

I found an interesting article on JetBlue's order of 65 Airbus planes. Here's an editorial...

"Nothing unpatriotic about buying Airbus
Published May 19, 2003

True blue: Recently, a letter to the editor of this newspaper criticized JetBlue for purchasing 65 Airbus jetliners, saying that took business away from Chicago-based Boeing and thus hurt America.

The reason: France is a "significant partner in the Airbus consortium," the writer said. And France, as we all know, failed to fully support the U.S. effort in Iraq."

More at the Sun Sentinel website

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User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2485 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

SHAME ON YOU for trying to start another A vs. B war! (just kidding Big grin) Although I, myself would prefer to see more U.S. airlines buy Boeing, the editor's position was myopic, given Jet Blue was already an established Airbus customer. Jet Blue selected the A320 for whatever reason, good deal, preference for fly-by-wire, etc. Political/nationalistic concerns should never supercede an airline's own business reasons for selecting an aircraft type-and this should apply to European and other airlines, as well as U.S. ones.

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