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User currently offlineFllcontinental From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 344 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

I have noticed that just about all of the low cost carriers in the US (excluding WN) operate primarily Airbus aircraft while most Legacy carriers primarily operate Boeing aircraft. Is there a certain reason why this is?

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User currently offlineSJCRRPAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

 stirthepot 

I predict this thread will be deleted before 50 posts.


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4698 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

Quoting Fllcontinental (Thread starter):
while most Legacy carriers primarily operate Boeing aircraft

UA, NW and US all operate A320 family aircraft (decent fleet sizes), US and NW operate A330's (their main long haul fleet, NW has the 744 as well) and AA operates the A300. Not exactly primarily Boeing  Wink



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6538 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

Quoting JRadier (Reply 2):
while most Legacy carriers primarily operate Boeing aircraft

Wrong, that is only true for DL, AA, and CO. AA does operate the A300, but they will be retired by 2012 as their leases expire. AA's relationship with Airbus went sour after the Fligth 587 disaster. Delta and Continental have also operated Airbus aircraft in the past (the A310 and A300, respectively), but they weren't kept for a very long time.



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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Quoting JRadier (Reply 2):
Quoting Fllcontinental (Thread starter):
while most Legacy carriers primarily operate Boeing aircraft

UA, NW and US all operate A320 family aircraft (decent fleet sizes), US and NW operate A330's (their main long haul fleet, NW has the 744 as well) and AA operates the A300. Not exactly primarily Boeing

To add to this...NWA in fact, with its A330s, A320s and A319s has the largest fleet of Airbus aircraft in the world (159 aircraft). This also could change with US Airways as they take in more aircraft, added the merger with HP (also a large fleet of Airbus aircraft).

[Edited 2007-09-23 15:12:54]

[Edited 2007-09-23 15:15:51]


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User currently offlineRW170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

Quoting Fllcontinental (Thread starter):
I have noticed that just about all of the low cost carriers in the US (excluding WN) operate primarily Airbus aircraft

Don't forget FL



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User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

well airtran and westjet operate the 737, and legacy carriers operate airbus also. I think the choice has more to do with what is available and when it is available. Jet blue chose the A320 because there was no 737NG, and they got a better deal. It is always about what is more profitable for their routes or who gives them a better deal

User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

Alaska - Boeing
Hawaiian - Boeing
Aloha - Boeing
Midwest - Boeing
Southwest - Boeing
Airtran - Boeing
Sun Country - Boeing
ATA - Boeing
Westjet - Boeing

Northwest - Airbus
US Airways / America West - Airbus
Air Canada - Airbus
United - Airbus

You can't just make sweeping commments as to be honest, there are similar numbers for Airbus and Boeing in LCC and Legacy.



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