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Will Tomorow Be The Day Qantas Orders The A3XX?  
User currently offlineTeahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5446 posts, RR: 58
Posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

My source for this information is the Orders Egroups!

Tomorow is QF's 80th Annversary and there also "happens" to be a board meeting on the same day.
It is the perfect opportunity to officially announce the A3XX order!

What do you think?

Jeremiah Teahan

Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

Wouldn't be surprised. What a Pr opportunity. I will reserve my comments to myself but needless to say I can't say i am getting excited about it.

Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineTeahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5446 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

Read This:

Updated 1:44 AM ET November 15, 2000
Current quotes (delayed 20 mins.) BA 63.50 -0.88 (-1.36%)

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Executives at Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX) are recommending that the carrier's board approve orders for 18 Airbus Industrie (ARBU.UL) airliners valued at about $3.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported in its electronic edition Wednesday.
Citing sources familiar with the order, the paper said the potential order includes a dozen of the planned 555-seat A3XX superjumbo jets and six of Airbus's various smaller A330-200 and A330-300 models.

If the transaction is approved by Qantas directors on Wednesday, the carrier would become the second major Asian operator of Boeing Co (BA) planes to opt against the U.S. jet maker's own planned, bigger 747 jumbo jet, the "747X," the paper noted.

Jeremiah Teahan

Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2886 times:

WOW! 6 A330's for free. I wish I could get a deal like this.  

BTW, for all you people out there without a sense of humor, this is a JOKE!

"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlinePablo From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2881 times:

The board is expected to announce wether or not they will buy the A3XX. I dont believe they can afford them plus it would cost alot of money to transfer maintenaince (sp) crews from the 747 to the A3XX. The A3xx is a bit of a gamble because Airbus has not decided if it is going to make it or not. The 747x would probaly be a better choice because it wouldn't be as expensive. Whatever choice they make it better be a good one because they have major competion from the Singapore/Air New Zealand/ Annsett group.

User currently offlineWingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2882 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

There's no sweat lost if Airbus backs out. QF won't be spending one Aussie dollar on preparation until Airbus is fully committed to production.

Even being a Boeing fan, I myself would not turn down a deal like this. The A3XX is a brand new aircraft with all the latest technology at insane prices. Any airline placing launch orders at these prices is getting a hell of a bargain. I think Boeing will close the gap once Airbus has to lift the prices to more relaistic levels.

User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 707 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

I hope so!!
I cant wait to see some massive A3XX's ruling the aussie skies with a bright red tail!

Go Qantas! & happy Birthday

User currently offlineB777-200LR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

YEs !!! i hope Airbus wins Qantas order ... I love A3XX and A330s cant wait to see the aircrafts in Qantas colours .. !!  

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6831 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

I really hope that the BA people on QF's board put a stop to at least the A330s. The777Man

Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....LX and LH 777s
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