Boeing has factories spread across the U.S. in a manner that transcends party politics. This deal will go through.
One example of the many ways in which politics and the business of travel intersect. Another big question we have to ask: Where is that $25 billion coming from?
Getting two countries back on the right footing with each other often starts in the travel industry. The more access and routes travelers have to Iran, the quicker the situation can start slowly improving.
$25 billion in sales could certainly sway politicians in Boeing cities to drop opposition to the Iran deals. At least Boeing hopes so.
Post-nuke agreement, Iran is in an excellent position to start selling itself to the world again.
Iran needs more contact with Europe and the U.S., not less.
It never ends well when airlines are used as pawns in political power plays.
There are still numerous challenges and restrictions for Americans who want to visit Iran. But recent progress for Europeans has created hope for a wider opening of the country to U.S. travelers.
Melia Hotels and Accor Hotels are among the early movers in global chains' return to Iran after an ugly exit in 1979. The parliamentary gains of moderate politicians in Iran's recent elections may give foreign businesses a bit of a confidence boost.
Normalization with Iran will certainly upset interests that have grown complacent in the last decades. In the big picture, it's not a bad thing at all.