PlanesNTrains wrote:Wow, such vile just because they might delay or convert some A350 orders. True colors shining through I guess. I do find it a bit interesting that you can't believe these airlines didn't see the landscape changing but that somehow tax write-off changes were completely off their radar? lol
I find it interesting that an airline can change its mind about an order only 28 months ago. I say this because I was always under the impression that aircraft orders are thought about and worked on for a long time and are not on the spur decisions by the airlines. These are assets that will be with the company for up to 30 years. Its not like the UA order that was ordered a while ago, although they also ordered more copies of the model at a later date after the original order as well.
What about the reasons Polot posted, other than Trump becoming president wasn't on the cards at that time? I would expect people to at least think about the worst case scenarios as well when talking about billions of dollars worth of orders. In any case having Trump as president should suit the airlines as he is all about keeping jobs in the US, surely that is a positive and not a negative?
In any case it seems like Planesmart may be correct that Boeing and Airbus are playing hardball with the airlines right now. If the airlines do not want the model they will have to cancel, there will be no model hopping like before, especially when the model in question is trying to find its place in the market as well. If an airline has made a mistake with its orders it seems like they will have to pay for their mistake and will not be given a free ride any longer by the OEMs.