AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5338 posts, RR: 11 Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 653 times:
Well, given the choices you offered, I would go for A. However, if you are talking 737 versus 717, choice B needs editing. The 717 performs VERY well, it's the quietest jet in the sky (except the Canadair Regional) and also the most fuel efficient. At least, that is my understanding. Please, airbus/boeing fans, only argue if you can PROVE me wrong.
But, maybe you aren't talking about those two aircraft. Based on what you said, I would pay the additional 20 mil to get the "family" and good performance. But that might change depending on how 'good' the performance was. I would put pencil and paper to it and see if I thought the good performance would save the $20 mil over the course of the craft's life that I spent to acquire it.