To all: As a relatively recent participant in the Forum, I am always amazed at how strongly people feel about A3XX(feasibility, potential,ect) and its competitor, the 747 and its potential developments. While I understand that much of that feeling has to do with one's personal circumstances(citizenship, employment,ect), I wonder why there has not been much time devoted to exploring how Boeing and Airbus can come to such different conclusions about the a/c marketplace and the planes needed to serve it. After all, they both talk to the same airlines.
I realize that this post may take us back to ground which has been previously debated, but again, I am relatively new here. If this bothers you, please pass it by; if not, I welcome your thoughts and insights!