Tupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2679 times:
Why did US go for the A321 if they already have a fleet of 34 757's? The spat with Boeing couldn't have affected the decision too much and since the A321 doesn't stand out and US was a large Airbus customer already, a deal for them couldn't have been so sweet.
ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2655 times:
They got the A321 as part of their package deal with Airbus. Why not get it? It is common to the A319, and the A320. Crew training can be eased as has a common type rating. Flight attendants can learn the A321 in a matter of seconds as it is just like the other Airbusses, just longer.