vfw614 wrote:seahawk wrote:Pure trip costs are less than 10% different (most numbers point to around 5-8% more for the 787-9), but the 787-9 offers more extra capacity. So if you can fill both the cost per seat mile is better for the -9. The price is a matter of negotiation, but with the 787-8 being a bit "special" compared to the larger siblings, Boeing usually did not make a much better deal for the -8 in most tenders. (again it will always depend on the actual tender and Boeing will make you a splendid price for the -8 if the alternative is the A338)
I cannot remember any significant orders for the Boeing 787-8 in the past couple of years (there have only been 20 or so deliveries over the past four years, so orders must have dried up significantly even before 2017). I'd say it is pretty much a dead horse as far as a newly-built aircraft are concerned.
so far 375 787-8s have been sold, so it's not exactly dead horse