egph From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 220 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3080 times:
My question is summed up in the title. I am aware that often airlines get bulk buying discounts when purchasing aircraft from any of the major manufacturers. However do airlines ever actually pay the full list price ( I can only find these on wikipedia with a link to an Airbus pdf file), or are list prices simply a price to begin negotiating down from?
jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2848 times:
Of course it also depends on the numbers you'll be buying. If you want a single airframe with dirt standard fittings, you're not going to get much wiggle room in the price.
If you want a hundred with all the options however...
ashyy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2010, 12 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2805 times:
A list price should be seen as a guide price, put in the extras such as cabin customization and any other various addon packages you can think of, further negotiations and even bulk buying discounts and the price will be a lot different. Many airlines especially the big ones get discounts on list prices due to the fact they are valuable orders and often buy many aircraft.