|Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 198):|
That's $17M per jet.
Can't be sure - not enough 0's on my calculator - but I suspect that they were talking European billions - which are 1,000 million, not the American 100 million?
However, that would point to a price per frame of $170M. As Stitch points out, no way Ryanair will be paying anything like that.
My guess is that the journalist who got the story first used 'American billions' and list prices, and did a bit of guessing - and a lot of other journalists blindly copied his/her figures............
[Edited 2013-06-20 00:21:43]