FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2316 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4492 times:
Perhaps they don't want to operate the A321 alongside their growing 757 fleet, they do like the A320 though.
I think they have started to get rid of the A321 because it doesn't have the same range and capabilities of the 757-200 (it can't do a Trans-Atlantic like they have their 752s do) and the end of the lease is a great way to let them go without suffering any penalties.
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A340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4107 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4269 times:
.First Choice also has those 7E7s coming along. They also took up a couple of 757s recently which were ex-US and one of the last newbuild 757s has come to them.
The new one from Boeing flew over my head the other day, nice a quiet. Personally the 757's are much more fun but, as much as I love the 757 roar, the A321 lawnmower sound rocks! I love it when people think there's something wrong with the aircraft and start looking around because of the CFM engines, great sound
Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!