Cahiwa From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 52 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
As happy as most A-net fans are over the successful launch of a real game changer.. The B787 Family, my question is, OK, at what point do they become just regular customers? If the demand for this plane is so great, isn't it time for Boeing to start getting more $$ for the plane and forgo the hoopla of calling everyone a launch customer and giving assumed discounts on a plane that many feel currently has no peer?
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2372 times:
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Maybe Boeing is giving discounts intill they feel that they sold enough at discount prices, or intill boeing know that there will be enough flying the skys for other airlines to be keen on it, or maybe the discounts are for the airlines that have already payed a refundable deposit. Later one is the most likly
EnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 824 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2278 times:
Normally you give discounts on products that don't yet exist because no matter who is selling there is still a leap of faith involved. Heck, paying in advance of receiving is often a leap of faith depending on the profitability of the vendor. Once it is flying the discounts will probably go down.