Scaredflyer21 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 355 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1170 times:
First of all, PLEASE DO NOT turn this into an A vs. B war. Anyway, I am starting an airline for my business class, and I am trying to decide between the 737 and the 320. I know the 320 has a wider cabin and cruising speed, and the 737 has a higher cruising altitude. Any other "details" I should know about before choosing? Thanks!(remember: NO A v. B!)
Bombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1117 times:
Go to the respective websites and get information on the two aircraft types. http://www.boeing.com for the 737 and http://www.airbus.com for the A320. You'll find all sorts of useful information. Here you will get mostly subjective stuff, like what I posted earlier, and people claiming to know numbers, which will then set off massive quarrels. I think the websites should be helfpful.
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5509 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1084 times:
In my experience, passengers who are not airline enthisiasts have no idea whether they are on a 320 or a 737; I know from my own experience that there are few identifiable points of difference between the two when you are riding in them. I have read about the "wider" 320, but find that the difference does not translate into any discernible additional space.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
Scaredflyer21 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1067 times:
I know I have brought this up in the forums before, but I have heard the A320 has cold weather performance problems, and its so called "death computer". Whereas the 737 has its unproven rudder problem. Have all of these problems been fixed?
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1063 times:
One very important factor is where your airline will be based. You wouldn't want a startup based in IAH or DFW with the A320. You are going to need to rely on existing maintanence infrastructure at first. Much cheaper to have an AA, DL or CO to provide this service than to bring in the talent.
On the other hand, AI does tend to give steeper discounts than Boeing. That is also a consideration.
The 73G and 738 can equal the A3S in range.
In terms of looks, the average person doesn't care. In my opinion though, Bombayhog has a point. The 737 is so much better looking than the Airbus.
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7485 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1031 times:
As far as UA 733/735 go vs A319/20 ;I would take the Airbus.Video/movies on those cool,motorized drop-down screens! vs No video on the 733/735. Also the cabin is slighty wider.They are also quiter inside.Also,the FA safety demo is done on the screens,saving the FA's from doing the demo for the billionth time.
'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3945 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1025 times:
"The 737-200 is a trashy plane" - Flymia! Ahhhhhh.... the wisdom of youth!
I love that 'Baby Boeing'... I mean what a cutie! That aside, it is hardly an economical plane in this day and age.
All things being equal, I prefer the Boeing's lineup of 737s over that of the current crop of narrow body planes coming out of Toulouse. From an esthetic point of view the Airbus narrow bodies are hardly eye catching, rather dull if you ask me. From my own flying experiences as a passanger, I have with the exception of the A321, flown on every Airbus narrow body to date and quite frankly, I found these to be less than impressive.
Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1021 times:
If this is for a business class, I assume it is a simulation based on a math model. If so, you would do well to study the parameters by which your success will be measured. I am sure that expending a great deal of energy to decide between the A320 and 737 will not add value to your company. The beauty of the aircraft or few knots difference in cruising speed will not even be reflected in the business model.
You need to concentrate on investing in infrastructure, advertising, marketing and setting the right prices.
Dmjm0817 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1003 times:
I would ask your prospective pilots and mechanics what they prefer. Their the ones that are going to be doing the closest work with the aircraft. Secondly who is going to give you a better deal, Airbus or Boeing???
Both aircraft are good although I prefer Boeing aircraft. An EI pilot thats a good friend stated that "the French should stick to cooking and Americans to building airplanes".
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39861 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 987 times:
Sccutler brought up a good point. Most passengers will not know what kind of airplane they're flying on anyway. They're all gonna think it's a 747 anyway!
I personally like the 737-100 and 200s better than the A320 and even the newer 737s.
I like those loud engines on the older 737-200s.
I think the A320 just looks so boring and the whinning sound at takeoff doesn't impress me at all. I like roar of an old 737 better.
Airbus is equally as good as Boeing, Tupelov, Fokker and all other manufactures so expect no wars from me.