Dear CX747, you always make me laugh with your pro-Boeing posts (well, not really actually). Please do not fail to mention that Boeing too made a loss this year. This sure is a turnaround for a company that supposedly is no.1 in commercial aircraft sales (just borrowed your words there for a sec).
On a more intersting note, both Boeing and Airbus have admitted that they have made losses due to the pricewar of shorthaul aircraft (737 vs 320) from 1995-1997.
Here is a list of the prices Boeing charged for their planes and how much it was below the list price, mainly due to competition between the two manufacturers. Sorry, no Airbus list is available but I'm sure something similar applies to them:
Boeing 747, $129 million, 27 % down on list price
Boeing 777, $114 million, 17 % down
Boeing 767, $ 67 million, 25 % down
Boeing 757, $ 49 million, 25 % down
Boeing 737, $ 31 million, 14 % down
Source: Flight Intl.