N79969: Sure.... The question is, will either Airbus or Boeing be stupid enough to let themselves be driven into a corner by continuing to effectively dump their products. I think they won't - not if the economic climate recovers. If it gets worse in the airline industry, then they might have no other choice....
Now, Air Berlin wants 20 planes, nothing compared with the 100 + 50 options of Ryanair or 120 + 120 options of Easyjet.
Question is, what'll happen when Virgin Blue goes shopping in earnest? My bet is they are the next ones to try and go for a ridiculously ambitious order. Boeing, or an Easyjet-alike switch to Airbus? Any bets?