Mirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1561 times:
It's easy to choose a plane but it seems to be not so easy to explain why that plane.
I would like to know the real differences between the planes you refer but the only thing I read is about beauty or about engines that are bigger or smaller
Beauty or nice colours don't saves money, what saves money is fuel comsumption, maintenance, load factor, ticket prices, airport taxes, ground handling, routes taxes, slots taxes, employes payments, to be better than competition, new ideas, etc, etc.
I don't know what plane would I choose. I like both the 737 and A320 and I'm not an expert on this matter.
Maybe this will begin another "hot" discussion (as I like) but I don't care, It's what I think.
ERAU From Canada, joined May 1999, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1561 times:
Lufthansa, when they began their fleet renewal, discovered that the 737NG could not be flown on the typical Luftansa flight, the distance of the typical flight could not be flown profitably with the 737NG because of the new larger wing which was designed for long distance flights.