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Will Airbus Adhere To JetBlue's Request?  
User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

Will they build an A320-300 or A320.5 as some have referred? How many MORE seats would an A321 have, as opposed to a (2 frame?) stretch of the A320? With JetBlue's increasing emphasis on longer haul transcon flying, it would seem to me that the A321-200 would be just as economical for them. How many more seats are we talking about here, anyway? 20? Just a curious observation. Any JetBlue people lurking, please feel free to chime in on the conversation, would like to get your take on the subject.

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User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

I believe in normal 2 class configurations the A320 seats 150 and the A321 seats 186...so the difference would probably end up around 40-50 or so seats in all one class?


User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

My guess is that it's not going to happen. I don't think Airbus wants to slice and dice the line quite so finely without significant orders, and it doesn't look like anyone else is jumping in on this.

Right now Airbus has a lot on the plate.... short of orders for 100+ airframes, I doubt it'll happen.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 10 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

Let's see, when AirTran goes to Boeing for a stretched 717 people scream murder when Boeing decides it's not economical and say AirTran should buy Airbus in the future.

When JetBlue goes to Airbus for a stretched 320 and Airbus says no JetBlue should just buy another Airbus instead?

P.S. Just asking, IMO neither manufacturer should produce something if there's no market for it.

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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

jetBlue is Loyal, going out for an A320 which they would probably ask for a lot, over time. If Airbus is too mean to go out for their customers, I woudl spit in Airbus' face and choose the 737NG. airTran is loyal also, and if BOEING won't go out of their way, I would spit in their face. The problem with that though. Is that they would need to sell All Those A320s and 717s which probably wouln't happen. And the PR would be ridiculous
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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 2664 times:

Per AW&ST, Airbus has stated there is not enough market demand to warrant a two row extension (for anyone). I believe they have suggested that the 321 can be substituted in cases where greater capacity warrants.

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