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Mistake On The Airbus A318 Website  
User currently offlineIrobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

Check out the title graphic on the A318 website here.

http://www.airbus.com/en/aircraftfamilies/a320/a318/

"The 100-seat widebody"

Um...
what?

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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

I think in this case, they are using it to distinguish it from regional jets, rather than comparing it to the A330/340 or B777/747


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User currently offlineRichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 803 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

Quoting Irobertson (Thread starter):
"The 100-seat widebody"

Perhaps they are referring to the fact that it is wider than many of its competitors? I don't think that it's anything more than a marketing phrase.


User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2485 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3250 times:
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Maybe they should say "widerbody".
The folks at Airbus know that the general public relate 'widebody' to 747,L1011,DC-10, and some twin aisle jets. So they are just trying to be ambiguous so people will think its bigger than it is, maybe.

On a side note. Is it Frontier's A318 that have the electronic device lights where the no smoking lamps were? I know I have seen that once, but cannot remember exactly who/what it was, but i think it was on my F9 A318 trip DEN-PDX awhile ago. I thought it was an excellent idea.



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User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 3):
The folks at Airbus know that the general public relate 'widebody' to 747,L1011,DC-10, and some twin aisle jets. So they are just trying to be ambiguous so people will think its bigger than it is, maybe.

Perhaps, but not necessarily.

I found this definition of Widebody on MSN Encarta....

http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_701711694/widebody.html

...which states that "widebody" refers to an aircraft which is capable of accommodating at least three rows of seats.

What I'd like to know, and it is somthing that I've wondered about myself over the years, is what officially defines "narrowbody" and "widebody"?

Perhaps we've a CAA/FAA a.nutter who could clarify...???

 scratchchin 



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User currently offlineIrobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

Narrowbody = single aisle
Wide body = multiple aisles (usually two)

Am I wrong? I thought it was this simple...


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3155 times:

This has been pointed out before. It is to differentiate the a318 from RJ's in roughly the same category (CRJ900/E190/195)


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6537 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

Sure the A318 has the widest body of a 100-seater since the Hindenburg. Big grin


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User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 5):
Wide body = multiple aisles (usually two)

What ones have more than two?


User currently offlineIrobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 8):

I don't know, was leaving open the possibility that there was one plane somewhere in history that flew for 30 feet on Friday, February the 34th, 1943 with Adolf Hitler and George Bush's grandfather that had three aisles that some a.nutter out there knows about and I don't.  Wink


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 5):
Am I wrong?

Yes you are wrong in this case. They are using the term 'widebody' in the text of wider-roomier then the compitition.



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User currently offlineIrobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

Sorry. Just thought it was slightly ambiguous, especially since they also refer to their A330s and 340s as widebodies too...!

User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 3):
Maybe they should say "widerbody".
The folks at Airbus know that the general public relate 'widebody' to 747,L1011,DC-10,

The general public more often than not doesn't even know what airline they're flying...  Yeah sure


User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 9):
Adolf Hitler and George Bush's grandfather

You know, I would actually not be surprised to know they were good friend!  Wink

On a less political note, it's quite strange Airbus makes it that was, maybe it might be a maketing phrase, but maketing also says it shouldn't make things confused. Nevertheless, to the normal public (a guy who looks at a plane and that's not a a.nutter), a widebody can be the obese guy sitting on seat(s) 7E+F. Basically, it means nothing, but I'm quite sure the Airbus webpage is mostly dedicated to professionals, so it is indeed very strange....



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 8):
What ones have more than two

technically the a380 has four  Wink



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