Looks like Aerolineas Argentinas has come up with a creative way to recover some of the $1.4 million dollars they are losing per day – MercadoLibre! (And yes, they do lose that much money – in 2012 they lost $500 million dollars, but they are hopeful that 2013 loses will only total $250 million. Good thing they were nationalized and Argentine taxes can subsidize them. [CAPA])
Parts of a Boeing 747 were on sale on MercadoLibre (Argentina’s answer to eBay), but at the moment it looks like the auctions have ended unfortunately. So, what could you have bought?
- A pair of first class seats for ARS $7.000 (U$S 875)
- The entire Boeing 747 kitchen galley for ARS $90.000 (U$S 11,250)
- A turbine for only ARS $8.800 (U$S 1100)
If you look at some of the comments, you’ll see that you can also buy the cockpit chair for U$S 3000 and even the whole fuselage for only U$S 990,000 – though you’d be responsible for transportation costs.
My favorite is definitely the turbine. If I had a yard that would have made a great jungle gym. Not sure how I would have gotten it into my apartment though…
– Hat Tip: Reddit