US Airlines Preparing Plane Orders

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  1. uggboy
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    US Airlines Preparing Plane Orders:)

    An avalanche of plane orders from the largest US airlines may be on the way, with at least four major carriers in talks to buy fuel-efficient narrow-body planes to renew fleets.
    American Airlines is further along in discussions and is eyeing a large order for more than 250 narrow-bodies valued at more than USD$15 billion to be split between Boeing and Airbus, sources close to some of the talks said.
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    As we have been speculating in the AA-specific threads this is really inevitable, but the speed of the developments is much like the past herd-like rushes. OTOH these fleets are really old and inefficient. What will happen if Southwest takes an Airbus, Bombardier or Embraer option for some of it's needs? That would cause an earthquake in Chicago and a Tsunami in Seattle, wouldn't it?
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