Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2744 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6494 times:
List price means nothing. The question should be how much does an airline ACTUALLY pay for the airframe. Ryanair claimed that they got theirs for 40% lower than list price... that puts it in the 34-38 million dollar range. I don't believe, however, that airlines usually publicly state what their discount was.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5381 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6251 times:
Both Boeing and Airbus have been known to bend over backwards to win certain orders. The recent AirTran order is one of these examples, no doubt. BUT- generally, no one is willing to admit how much anyone paid. Certain blue chip credit airlines (AA, CO,DL, BA) get their discounts. And then, other airlines, which may not be nearly as high profile get huge discounts, like JetBlue. JetBlue originally intended to be a 737 airlines, according to Neeleman, but Airbus approached with a price that Boeing refused to match. Result? JetBlue goes Airbus.
So- no two 737s have ever cost the same dollar amount!!! Haha.