I couldn't find a related topic so I'm starting a new thread.
Does anyone know who is sitting in the decision making board when an airline buys new planes? Are there only bean counters or also some pilots, technical people, engineers etc participating who see more than kg meat*nm/l fuel?
Has someone had insight in something like this, e.g. when Qantas made their decision etc?
If I look at my company (semiconductor industry) and how multi-million $ decisions are made I expect the worst, very little participation from the technical side only suit and tie wearing managers with dollar signs in the eyes who believe anything the sales people promise - if the price is right.
So I wouldn't put that much confidence in their oh so rational decisions when comparing aircrafts. I guess that's why you need an excellent salesmen team for this task...
What do you think?