- Jul 13, 2006
It was also a case of taking long term customers for granted.
Back when QF ordered the A330/380, Boeing had also been in the competition with a mix of 767-400 and 777. QF was well aware of what other airlines were being charged for aircraft, but Boeings offer was much more expensive. They’d assumed that as an all Boeing airline, it was unlikely that they’d change. So, they thought it reasonable that QF would pay lots more than someone like Emirates (for instance).
I had no idea that Boeing didn't give QF 'market rates' for the B777.
I always wondered why QF never ordered the B777 considering that QF was one of the customers who Boeing asked for design input.