Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wanna buy a Jet? A big Jet?

Always drooled at the thought of having a jet bigger than your neighbor's?

Well, good news: America's airlines are now having a half-price sale on ancient MD-80s, 747s, and other gas guzzlers.

A mere $4 million will get you an MD-80. But hurry. If you don't buy them soon, they'll be shipped to Russia and other emerging-markets, where they'll be flown for the next sixty years.

Other models being pulled from U.S. fleets include Airbus A300s, four-engine Boeing 747s, which predate the new generation of twin-engine jumbo jets; and Boeing MD-80s that American is replacing with new 737s burning 25 percent less fuel.