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A321 Trans-Atlantic?  
User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 474 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

Love the idea or hate it, but CO definitely benefits from running the B757 on trans-atlantic routes from Newark.

I was wondering if the A321 has or will ever have similar capabilities. As far as I know, no carriers operate it across the pond currently. Could they in the future?

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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Not without a significant range increase, no.

The 3000nm range of the 321 just isn't enough to do the Westbound nonstops.

N


User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Ezra-The A-321 has some TERRIBLE range for its size...if you are looking for a narrowbody Airbus that can make the trip, the A-319 is more likely...


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

Oh now now, SHUpirate. Given the other plane its size (the 739) the 321 has a ton of range and payload capability.

N


User currently offlineTransPac From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

The whole premise of this post is inaccurate, as the A321 is not really a 752 competitor. I would agree with the Gigneil, it is more commensurate in size and range with the 739. Airbus doesn't really have a competitor for the B752 and interestingly enough their answer to the 7E7 won't be competing with the 7E7-3 either, which Boeing will be offering in place of new 757's.

--Paddy


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