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Why Did US Go For The A321?  
User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3628 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.

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User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined exactly 16 years ago today! , 3142 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3604 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.

Why go for more 757s, when you have the airbus?

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User currently offlineRuscoe From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1863 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

I think the reason is that the 757 is a much more capable aircraft than the 321. It has a lot more payload/range, but if you do not need it then the extra weight only costs you money.


User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

Plus the airbus costs less and would
serve US Airways very well within
the continental-US market!

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