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United Airlines closes in on $30 billion post-pandemic jet order

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By Tim Hepher, Tracy Rucinski and Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) – United Airlines was putting the finishing touches on Monday to an airplane order potentially worth $30 billion at list values for up to 270 narrowbody jets in a bid to secure a pandemic recovery at favorable prices, industry sources said. The order could include up to 200 Boeing 737 MAX and some 70 Airbus A321neo which competes with the top end of the MAX family for single-aisle trips needing most range. Such a deal would notionally be worth $33 billion at the most recently published list prices, but analysts say airlines typically …

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