AA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2557 posts, RR: 26 Posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2145 times:
If you could Modify ANY Airlines' Fleet, which airline Would It Be, and Why?
I would Change USAirways fleet, I would Pull out the 732's (Metrojet) , and replace them with 737-600's.
I would Also change the 727's to 757's, and the DC-9's to MD-90's. I Would also change the 767-200's to 763's and mostly 764's. I would Keep the A330...
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12905 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
Yeah I agree and while you're working on the lower end, I'll pull the 767s and replace them with A330-200s and -300s.
Anyway, Alitalia. Out go the MD11s, 767s and MD80s and let's have 777s and A320s and more 321s.
Iberia needs to decide between its two big narrowbodies, so bye-bye 757.
Aer Lingus needs to lose those 146s (who doesn't).
Thai should decide between the A330-300 and the 777-200; yes, I know, quite a few airlines do use them, but they're fairly close together in capacity. One idea would be, if possible, to convert them to long haul aircraft and pull the MD11s. The airline needs to standardise on 744s (out go the 743s), 773s/777ERs, A330s and 737, possibly the 737NG also coming in.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
I would change Northwest...
Instead of Saab 340.......Dornier 328Jet
AvroRJ85 Instead of DC-9-10(Already happening, I believe...)
AvroRJ100 Instead of DC-9-30
A321 instead of 757 smaller routes
767-351 instead of 757 larger routes
767-451 instead of DC-10-40
777-251instead of DC-10-30
777-351 instead of 747-251 and 747-151
(the 51 is Boeing's code for Northwest. For example, 747-451, 747-251, 747-151, etc...)
Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
I'd modify all the IL86s in service throughout the former Soviet Union. I'd fit them with 45,000 lb thrust high-bypass turbofans, completely new Western cabins, comfortable and ergonomic seats in First, Business and coach classes, and central overhead storage bins. I'd also give them full in-flight entertainment systems. Once the mods were in place, the IL86M (M in the Russian aircraft industry stands for MODIFIED) would put DC-10s and even L1011s to shame!
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2028 times:
Oh no, please don´t make this a new A-B war . You´re not asked to pick any North American Airbus operator and say "dump A, buy B" (like Slawko and Boeing747-400 did ) but rather state the reasons for your choice, concerning route structure, fleet, fleets of alliance partners and so on (like Kaitak did ).
Jeez, I don´t go and say, "ah, well, Condor´s all Boeing fleet (752, 753, 763) annoys me, buy some Airbusses, no matter what".
There´s no black and white, and I expect every Boeing enthusiast to objectively evaluate other manufacturers´ models´ qualities. I, as Airbus enthusiast do so, and I concede that the 757/767 family is better than the 300/310 .
Daniel (and )
BALboy From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
I would replace Britannia's 18 strong fleet of 757-200's with the 737-800. 767-200's out, replaced with the 767-400. That leaves the 767-300's, which I would replace with the 777-200 or the A330-200, however the Airbus would mean major retraining for pilots. This would line up Britannia for an alliance with their new sister company Hapag Lloyd, and better utilization of the fleet between the two airlines
ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1978 times:
I agree with B744!
The Airbusses are the oddballs in UAL's fleet. I think that the 737 would suite them much better for a number of reasons.
3. The -700 can be compared to the -300, so you can use them on similar routes.
Tupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1936 times:
Well ILUV767, I also agree that the Airbusses are oddballs in the UAL fleet; HOWEVER, because of the number of them in it (I believe that UAL has the largest A320 fleet), it just isn't one anymore IMO.
Sn330 From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1897 times:
I would take out the AA A300's and replace them with 767 300's. I am not biased against Airbus or anything, but the A300 is the oddball of the AA fleet. They operate 100+757's, and 75+767's while only 35 A300's.
However, I would not eliminate the 757 from NW's fleet and replace it with the A321. I think the 757 is in general a better aircraft then the 321. Also, when NW operates its seasonal ski routes, like to EGE, it needs the power of the 757's engines to allow it to have a full plane flying between ski resorts and NW hubs.
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4573 posts, RR: 32
Reply 23, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1888 times:
HOw would I modify airline fleets? Let me count the ways:
First off, all British Aerospace Jetstreams would be grounded, chopped up, and made into pots and pans. That plane cannot seat three across, vibrates badly, and has terrible visibility. Sorry, Atlantic Coast, but that's the way it goes. Atlantic Coast would then put CRJ-50s and Dornier 328Jets on those routes.
Because US Airways went with Airbus narrowbodies, they should gradually eliminate all 125-seat (A319 size) and 150-seat (A320 size) 737s and MD-80s, and buy A318s or Boeing 717s to replace the 732,'s DC-9-30s, and F-100s. A318s would probably be most practicable, since they could use engines similar to the 319 and 320s.
Northwest needs to do something with their DC-9 fleet-it's not a bad plane, but very old and inefficient. Probably a319s and A318s, and more ARJ's to replace the DC-9-10s.
Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)