Dkramer7 From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 155 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3085 times:
I was wondering if anyone had any input as to whether qantas or virgin blue could find a use for the B737-900ER in their fleet. Jetstar has started taking delivery of the A321 so i was thinking if these other guys could mke use of its extra size.
Also any thoughts on the B737-700 for qantas? not likely since QF seem to prefer size
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12836 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2666 times:
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Quoting Gemuser (Reply 2): Quoting 777ER (Reply 1):
I thought JQ had cancelled their A321 deliverys due to the downturn and the condition of Spirits A321 that JQ has taken.
The second hand A321s have been canceled, but not AFAIK the 6(?) new builds
Even if the new A321s were still going to be delivered as planned, I think that plan has now been cancelled cause of QFs announcement to not, or would JQ prefer those A321s get delivered and instead retire more A320s?
Gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 6206 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2444 times:
Quoting 777ER (Reply 4): Even if the new A321s were still going to be delivered as planned, I think that plan has now been cancelled cause of QFs announcement to not, or would JQ prefer those A321s get delivered and instead retire more A320s?
Well JQ/QF have not said that any aircraft orders are being canceled, AFAIK, so I would assume that they would park the oldest/most maintenance due frames first and use new deliveries. Granted the A321 are bigger but things can be shuffled around and as the economy recovers that capacity could be very valuable.