Flighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 9505 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 3321 times:
Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 1): US is deciding now what will replace theirs, so might wanna hurry on that one.
Yeah I'm not real sure about that. US is replacing 757-200s with possible 737-900ERs. There is no indication US will get more A320s or 737-800s to replace the 734s. Nor can an E-jet replace a 734. I see US keeping the 734 for years to come.
Also, US and CO both operate the 762ER and will for some years yet, since no aircraft really exactly can replace it except the much heavier 330-200.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21973 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3195 times:
Quoting DIA (Reply 8): W/o knowing the background, or the latest, on this bit of info...why wouldn't USAirways just get more A321s?
Because they are not getting rid of their 734s, for one reason, so 739ER are not complete oddballs. Also, since they are replacing Boeings, they are not averse to replace them with Boeings, for better leverage.
The RFP is for 739ER or A321, IIRC, so it's a competition, but don't assume the A321 is going to win out of hat. The 739ER is a bit more capable, and the 752 is much more capable, so the 739ER might win by that count, even if the A321 is otherwise better on shorter runs, and more comfortable.
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