The DHL deal last week was perceived as a sweetheart deal in the trade. Generally speaking Boeing would have had everything to lose and to me it would have been astounding if they hadn't pulled out all the stops to win this order.
An order from an airline like British Airways would have launched the B717 properly. This could well be the death-knell of the B717.
A lot of it is nonsense. One woman stabbed another because she wore a dress without asking. One gentleman was shot to death in a duplex because his son took laundry soap that didn't belong to him.