Airbus set to sign $14 bn deal with Delta for 50 planes

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  1. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    So Delta wants to be a guinea pig this time, working out the new plane issues and dealing with furious pax.
     
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    IT will be neat to see what these new planes are like. They must be massive inside!
     
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    I guess the delivery date could make a difference. New model issues are not usually resolved in a matter of months.
     
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    It will be more than a few months.

    Delta confirms deal: http://www.usatoday.com/story/today...oeing-picks-airbus-for-50-jet-order/19318537/

    and http://news.delta.com/2014-11-20-Delta-Adds-A350-900-A330-900neo-to-its-Fleet-Plan#Closed

    Delta says the A350s will fly "primarily on long-range routes between the U.S. and Asia," where Delta expects the aircraft will give it "a 20% improvement in operating cost per seat compared to the Boeing 747-400 aircraft they will replace." Delta says it will take delivery of its first A350 in the second quarter of 2017.

    As for the A330neos, Delta says they'll "be deployed on medium-haul trans-Atlantic markets as well as select routes connecting the U.S. West Coast and Asia. The aircraft are scheduled to enter the Delta fleet in 2019 and will deliver a 20% operating cost savings per seat over the Boeing 767-300ER aircraft it will replace."
     
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    I'm sure Boeing folks in Seattle are even more excited about switching their business from Alaska to Delta now.
     
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    Did they? And is Alaska going to paint over the "Proudly All Boeing" label on their 737s?
     
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    Maybe it's the interior fit and finish, but Boeings just feel more solid to me. Airbus feels plastic and cheap.
     
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    I'm surprised the A330neo order isn't for more planes. Granted they are getting 10 more A330s from 2015-2017.
     
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    Hopefully better than UA and B787's
     

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