Reno_air From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1585 times:
According to a Crossair employee, crossair plans to fit PTVs on the Md83(or its successor) and the ERJ-170/190. The ERJ-145 will surely not have it as the aircraft is to small. All aircraft already have footrests.
Can you imagine that? Footrests and PTVs on an ERJ?
They have so far ordered 85 ERJs and still have 115 options making them the biggest embraer customer in europe.
They would also like to begin transatlantic services from Basle to Boston and New York. The aircraft would be either an A-319 or B-737IGW.
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4555 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1326 times:
I thought that we would find this interesting.
"My mother knows Moritz Suter quite well. He has hinted several times in
several publications that he will purchase the B 737! BUT do not forget it is only a special version of the B 737 700 (737 700 IGW It has to be the 737 700 fuselage with the 800 wing and undercarrige)"
This was posted when the the 737 v. A319 comparisons began. Can anyone come up with the range and payload capabilities of these two aircraft?
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1290 times:
I think I'd be pretty interesting to take a trip on a 737 or 319 to the US.
I also do like widebodys but why not doing it once ?? My best of this kind was taking a 757-200 from STR to KEF to YYC to YVR (CMM).
The KEF - YYC segment was 6h15minz.
Patroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (15 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1237 times:
About 2 years ago, the short-lived "Swiss World Airways" intended to add narrowbody routes to it's transatlantic flights with the 767-200 ex Geneva.
From the November 1998 IATA schedule conference i still have their draft timetable for the summer 1999 season (well, they actually ceased operations I think in December 1998.....). This timetable also included nonstop 737-700 IGW flights between Basle and Newark as well as - if I remember right - Geneva-Washington and Geneva-Montreal.
BTW, what's so wrong with a narrowbody transatlantic flight?? Do you think you have more room on a widebody? Hmm... I wouldn't bet on that..... take a 6-10h flight in seat 75F in a 747, seeing only hundreds of heads in front of you and you will yearn for a window or aisle seat in a 757 or 737....at least I would do...
My favorite place on board a widebody is either the space next to the galley or the upper deck, where you dont have this mass transport or cinema-like feeling...