BBD From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 899 times:
An article in todays "Australian" newspaper on the "Airbus, Boeing dogfight" states that:
".....a Qantas spokeswoman said that the order could be split between the two manufacturers....."
Interestingly, although one contributor in another forum offered a similar scenario, this is the first time that it has been "officially" mentioned [assuming we take the article on face value].
Personally, I can't see a positive aspect (as opposed to a number of negative aspects) in such a deal, other than QF wanting to stay in both companies' good books - a situation that, in today's buyers' market, should not be necessary.
QANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 874 times:
I agree with BBD,
I have said in an earlier post that I imagine that Qantas will go with a split deal considering the large Airbus presence about to occur in QF and the existing 737s.
They will more than manage to cope with these AC in a mechanical sence and may also boost the argument that Qantas has on the idea of QF buying AN A320's.
Time will tell I suppose, speaking of which, when will we know??