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Why Is 787 So Lucky To China?  
User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

You would have thought that if ordering the 787 was auspicious and generaly lucky for the Chinese, they would have pulled another measly billion from their cash mountain and ordered a lucky 88 of them. Why just 60?

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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

The 787 is lucky for China because they got a big discount and they'll have some before the Olympics. Or else some poor airline manager would find himself against the wall!


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User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Just guessing, but do you think they got a luck 80% discount or a buy 8 get 2 free deal?

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3689 times:
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Just perhaps now. Really reaching here. Just possibly that is what the planners thought they needed. I'll bet Boeing attached more significance to the number eight than the Chinese did and thought it simply would be a nice business gesture (read courtesy bow)


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User currently offlineNumberTwelve From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

N328KF: "...they got a big discount and they'll ..."

Oooops, did B get subsidies that they can give big discounts?  Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlineDazeflight From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 580 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

B787 in Airline Service in the first half of 2008? I doubt it.

ciao
Daniel


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

Spike

Nice humor..............


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

Does this Lucky stuff work for Japan & China.It sure does for Boeing  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

I'm surprised they didn't call it the 888 and sell out in Asia. Its that easy. Any phone or car manufacturer could tell you that. Big deal. Just make sure it doesn't now 'lose face' or we would all be shamed.  Smile

Spike.


User currently onlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2067 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3380 times:

As you may know, the number 8 signifies prosperity. The Chinese word for eight (something like "ba" in Mandarin) is apparently a homonym for wealth. The Chinese and other Asians are probably scared of 744s because 4 is death. I do not think that very many mainland Chinese take the numerology very seriously. The Beijing government has long tried to downplay old superstitions. The Chinese word for airplane is a homonym for "flying chicken."

User currently offlineGustyorange From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

That's why Nick Leeson (rogue Barings trader) named his dodgy suspense account 88888.

Unknown to him however 5 is apparently the Chinese number for never.

By giving the a/c no five eights he named it the never prosper account, and subsequently went on to lose £800 million speculating in derivatives he never understood.

Cheers

Gusty


User currently offlineMdwalkman From China, joined Oct 2001, 208 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

What's following 777? 787. that's it, nothing special.


Please excuse my poor English.
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