There's only one place in the country where you can buy a Boeing off the lot: Paine Field in Everett. But in two years that will change.
Better gas mileage and handling, not quite the same wingspan.
Soon, air carriers will be able to fly off with a new Dreamliner in Charleston, South Carolina. And when the good people at Uzbeki Airlines and other buyers like them hit the checkout counter, they might notice a big savings on their receipts:
The buyers must sign an endless stack of paperwork. In South Carolina they will have to pony up state sales tax, which tops out at $300, even for a jet that can cost $150 million or more.With all the focus on the corporate welfare Boeing will collect thanks to its southerly move, I wonder how we all managed not to notice that buying the world's biggest plane in Charleston is the sales tax equivalent of buying a lawn tractor in Chehalis.