VS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 803 times:
I flew a British Midland (BMI) 321 in may, and it was a really nice flight. The cabin is bright and spacious, and without trying to begin another argument over the size of the seats, they do actually have a little extra in their width.
The wingtips look cool if you are sat near a window at the back too!
2000first From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 754 times:
I have also flown on bmi A321's on 2 occasions. I prefer them to the 757, and if you have flown on a 757, you will notice the brighter and more spacious cabin on the A321. I thought the takeoff was excellent too.......you can really feel the power (maybe just because my flight was full?) The take-off's are just as good as those on the 757. IMO the 757 and A321 have the best takeoff of any narrowbody!
Travatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2172 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 710 times:
I have seen several USAirways A321s in the last few weeks.
Is it just me, or does the vertical stabilizer simply look DRAMATICALLY TOO SMALL for this aircraft? Every time I see it, I say to myself..."that tail and rudder will never work". Granted, I'm not an aeronautical engineer, however, when parked next to the 757, it's cousin-by-looks-only, the airplanes look so similar until you get to the empenage, and then the A321 looks like a JV football player trying to play with the big boys.
Boeing764 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 297 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 721 times:
Hi YXDfan on behalf of everyone at Air Canada we're looking forward to having you onboard. Will you be flying on a Dash from YMM to YEG? What sector is the A321 operating? I haven't heard yet when they will start using them into Edmonton.
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Phlflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 697 times:
I have flown several times on JM 321's and twice in US 321's. Exit row seats have at least 5-6 feet of legroom, they are great!! You actually have to get out of your seat to access the seat back in front of you.
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6211 posts, RR: 74 Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 619 times:
Last time I flew A321 with LH (2x), it was HORRIBLE! It felt old and shoddy... perhaps it was just LH A321s... my A320 trip years before was WAYYYYY better... so were my 757 trips... depends on what you look for in an airplane
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ScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6373 posts, RR: 34 Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 610 times:
The A321 is definitely more similar to the 737-900 than the 757-200; the A321 and 737-900 share:
* Similar ranges (the 757-200 has much longer range)
* Similar passenger capacities (the 757-200 is considerably larger)
* Commonality with a family of smaller narrowbody jets (the 757-200 shares commonality with the 757-300 and 767-200/300/400)
PA121 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 96 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 599 times:
I guess the reason we all compare A321 and 757 is that there is an awful lot of them around but little 739s.
A321 is closer to the 739 in terms of range and passengers, but definitely a 757 in terms of cargo IMHO.
All 3 of them are really nice, how boring it would be without choice!
TransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 993 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 598 times:
ScottB, I disagree...
- A321 and B752 actually have similar passenger capacities (2-class with 12 first class seats and identical pitches gives 187 vs 192, both 200+ in charter config) The B739 is limited to 189, no matter config.
- Cargo capacity on the A312 and B752 is similar, but much less on the B739.
Ignoring commonality issues, the only major difference between the A321 and B757-200 is range.
I consider the A321 to be much more of a B757-200 competitor.
From Airbus' website:
A321, mixed-class configuration:
185 passengers (16C[36"]/169Y[32"]) - you could argue 187 passengers by moving a row from business class to coach.
A321, single-class configuration:
A321 cargo capacity: 51.76 cubic meters
A321 length: 44.51 m
A321 engines: 30,000-33,000 lbs thrust
A321 MTOW: 83-93 T
In just about any comparison you care to choose, the A321 is more similar to the 737-900 than the 757-200. 187 is closer to 177 than 199. The A321 and 737-900 have nearly identical cargo capacities.
JmhLUV2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 559 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 553 times:
I found the A321 to be a really nice airplane. I flew on a Usairways A321 between CLT and BWI. The airplane has excellent takeoff performance and climbout, those engines just hum right along. I found the size of the A321 to be alot like the 757, I suppose the plane is Airbus' version of the 57'. Enjoy your flight aboard the A321.
2000first From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 517 times:
ScottB.......the A321 max passenger config' is 220 passengers. In the UK, Airtours, Air 2000, and Monarch all fly their 321's in this configuration, so really the 752 only has 19 more seats in the tightest fit! and i can vouch that either of these a/c is not very comfortable in these configurations!
ps.....i love the 757 AND 321
25 VS744: Oscar2/ScottB Just to settle this debate, I have the A321 marketing literature which is given to all the customers of Airbus Industrie. The A321 is ex
26 CV990: Hi! I flew 5 times in the A321, 4 times with Swissair the 100 model with CFM engines and 1 time with GB Airways, a series 200 with IAE engines, I thi