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User currently offlineScaredflyer21 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 355 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1165 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!)

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User currently offlineBombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

The A320 looks far cooler, in my opinion. That much I can tell you.

/gwl


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

As much as you want this post to NOT turn into an Airbus vs. Boeing war, it will.

Therefore, I am not going to say anything, and PRAY that no one else says anything.....



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

Oops, too late...........


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineBombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1112 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.

Regards.

/gwl


User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1108 times:
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What is a wider cruising speed?

User currently offlineYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

The bus (320) is far better. It's way newer then some of the older 737-200's, and you just gotta love the joy stick controls.


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User currently offlineBombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

Just look at this little beauty:


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And compare it to this:


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Once again, in my opinion, I think the choice is clear.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

/gwl


User currently offlineBombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

YWG, I think he's most likely choosing between a 737NG, and the older 737-200s wouldn't come into the equation really. So it wouldn't be fair to compare them in that way.

/gwl


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5506 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1079 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.


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

I have flown on both and to be honest i had better experiences on the A320 than the B737, and i guess the A320 looks nicer soooo.....

Sorry Ugly Duckling  Sad


User currently offlineScaredflyer21 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1062 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?

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1058 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.



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User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7140 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

The 737-200 is a trashy plane. The A-320 is pretty good.


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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

I prefer the A320 over the 737-100,-200,and -300, but for the -400, -500 and the NG's, I prefer the 737 over the A320. The 737 is no "ugly duckling". I think it looks great.

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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7483 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1026 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.


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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3939 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

"The 737-200 is a trashy plane" - Flymia! Ahhhhhh.... the wisdom of youth! Nuts

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.

Just an honest opinion.

Thomas



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User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

Scaredflyer21,

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.

Good luck
Pete


User currently offlineDmjm0817 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 998 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".

DJ.



User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39835 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 982 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!  Laugh out loud

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.  Smokin cool
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.  Smile

Good luck on your project



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