KarelXWB wrote:So why not delaying deliveries a bit? Must be quite expensive to have an idle fleet sitting on the tarmac for months.
Boeing isn't going to have space to store 9 Max acft on their property. Maybe they could help out WN under normal circumstances but they're already full to the rafters with over 10 Chinese NGs cluttering the place up at BFI and of course all the other Max acft are running ahead of schedule too so it's fair to say that some of the other Max customers possibly won't be ready to take theirs yet either. Boeing will want them off their property asap.
I'd imagine there's something in the contract about early and late delivery where Boeing agree to pay whatever the costs are to park/store them either on-site or off-site if the customer won't take them until the delivery date they agreed upon. I'm sure Boeing will have had this chat with WN already and formulated a plan between them where both parties are happy.