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  • #16
    Hi,

    As to the made in USA comments about Boeing, the Boeing 777 and 787 are made with 75% US components and 25% international components. The same way Airbuses normally have mostly European components. Personally, I like both manufacturers, as they both build excellent aircraft. However, I prefer the Boeing 777 over the Airbus A340 and the A320 over the Boeing 737. I believe that the A380 or even the 747-8 would make a great addition to any US airline's fleet, but UA and NW would benefit the most.

    Here's the link that tells about the US made content: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/787...gramfacts.html

    As for some US Airlines flying the Boeing 757 across "the pond," I personally find this really stupid and uncomfortable, which is why I avoid those flights. With the ATC at many airports under enormous pressure, not just in the US and Europe, but other places as well, I think that we'll see a shift towards the bigger aircraft.

    Rohan

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    • #17
      If a US airline were to purchase the A380, would they pay in US dollars, or in Euros?
      Either way, with the US dollar continuing its nose-dive, an international purchase like that would be hard to justify over a domestic option.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Bok269
        Its comparable to a 777, and 4 out of 6 legacy carriers are making it work.
        Yes and no. The A350XWB is being marketed to compete with larger versions of the 777 (namely the 777-300) and the 747s. In the U.S. the carriers currently only operate the 777-200, and I think that with the shift moving to frequency over capacity, they might be more comfortable going to the 787 over the A350 (with more capacity). Where I can see the A350 really making a killing is in the 777-300 replacement market (just look at EK!).
        Whatever is necessary, is never unwise.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by AA 1818
          Yes and no. The A350XWB is being marketed to compete with larger versions of the 777 (namely the 777-300) and the 747s. In the U.S. the carriers currently only operate the 777-200, and I think that with the shift moving to frequency over capacity, they might be more comfortable going to the 787 over the A350 (with more capacity). Where I can see the A350 really making a killing is in the 777-300 replacement market (just look at EK!).
          Good points indeed.

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