Not the way I’d pick a fight with a competitor

Remember back when the Airbus A380 had some delays and an executive from Boeing tossed a cheap shot at them about how well their 787 Dreamliner program was going? Yeah, not so classy and clearly angering to the gods of fate. But apparently that’s the way these two like to play.

Airbus has a comment out today on their Twitter stream that roughly matches the previous Boeing comment for not being particularly classy:


And there have been more since then…



Sure, the facts are generally accurate, but the editorializing in there just seems tacky to me.

And lest this be perceived as as one-sided "fight" there are the Boeing tweets to contend with:



Oy. Is this really how major corporations behave now? So sad. Grow up, kids.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. I’m not a terribly religious person but I am reminded of Matthew 7:3. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”

    $4 billion in illegal subsidies for Boeing, $18 billion for Airbus. Additionally the appeals panel found the net loss of aircraft sales was around 220 in Boeing’s favor.

    I’m also not exactly sure how the WTO can classify R&D contracts with NASA and DoD as subsidies. Is Boeing not supposed to have any business outside of airliners? If that’s the case, how about Airbus and the A400 and the A330 tankers?

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