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Franklin
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Does it bother anyone else that all these start ups are buying the Airbus and other foreign builds and no Boeings?

I would have thought by now the unionists around the nation would have started at least some minor noise about this and the loss of jobs in the US as a result.

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10229
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Talk about something that matters.
Airbus makes a great acft that's fun to fly.
End of story!
Next question.

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Franklin
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Paul,

The Airbus consortium is a subsidized European organization that has cost US workers their jobs.

I don't blame Jet Blue for attempting to get the lowest possible costs but it doesn't mean I have to like the fact they are not buying product from the USA.

It does matter.

dave

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10229
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Many high dollar items on Airbus equip. are produced in the USA. The new Boeing 7E7 will have many parts built overseas. Should we now boycott Boeing when this happens?
Com' on, your smarter then that.... Airbus just makes a great product. JetBlue will also be buying 100 EMB-190's and 100 options's. AMR is considering the same purchase. I already KNOW that they are the bad guy but will this make them worse?

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Franklin
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Paul,

I will use your example of American: You say American is the bad guy, but the largest portion of their fleet is made in the US.

So since I know you are a smart guy, why don't you extrapolate and characterize then the management of a US company that owns no US metal. Are they good guys or bad guys? Remember, US jobs are the price that is paid with such a decision.

Dave

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10229
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I'm not really sure where you going with your post but if you could re-read my post above, you may learn what I was trying to say to you.
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Americans don't care where the stuff they buy is made. Look at Walmart. See how much stuff in there supports the communist chinese goverment.

American don't care as long as it doesn't affect them personally and directly.

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Boing or Airbus - When it comes down to it, Airlines or any other industry is going with the best deal in order to be competitive. Where I work, we laid off over 1100 people because our competition started manufacturing their products in Hong Kong. We had to make the same decision to save our company. At that time we were paying our workers $15/hr. Hong Kong pays the same worker less than $3/day. So what do you do? No matter what you do, you are going to be the bad guy. That was 13 years ago. Today we are the largest manufacturer in our industry. We went through a lot of cost cutting and streamlined our communications from top to bottom. ALL employees shared ideas on how to make a better product and working together was critical. So far its working and both employees and stockholders are happy. Big Blue is doing well now and more power to them, so far they havent fallen and scraped their knees, Southwest just stumbled with a 54% drop in earnings. United, American & Delta have had both good & bad times and are still around. The clock has just started for Big Blue. All things are great as newlyweds, hope the honeymoon lasts.
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JACKIESUE
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quote:
Originally posted by 10229:
Talk about something that matters.
Airbus makes a great acft that's fun to fly.
End of story!
Next question.


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