Tg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1378 times:
Actually SAS ordered the 737NG before thy became Airbus customers.
When they palaced the order for the 737 they were still loking at the B777, MD11 and A330/340 as posible longhaul aircrafts. The desicion felt on the "busses", and since they needed some aircraft to replace the 767 on european routs they ordered the A321. They choose that because its not that heavy as the 757, and offers flightdeck comonality with its bigger brother.
Legolars From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 89 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1362 times:
but other airliners are sometimes changing this, would people here see a posibility for SAS to change their 737 to 319/320 and get an all airbus fleet, or are they to happy with the, which will make it unlikely.
WarriorII From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1287 times:
We really can't call the B737-900 a "failure" yet. Give it some time. I mean, look at the A318, and the A340-500/-600. Submodels are not usually supposed to be hot sellers, just there to please and attract current customers, as in the 739s case.
Luvflng From Costa Rica, joined Nov 2000, 178 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1237 times:
I don't see a reason not to have a mixed fleet.
Look at other STAR Alliance members:
United Flies A320, A319, B737-200...-500
Lufthansa A321, A320, B737 FOR EUROPEAN FLIGHTS.
You've got to look at a bigger picture. Do you think that CEO's of airlines are sitting in their offices and are thinking about this or that feature of one or another airplane? Not a chance, many of them are not aviation enthusiasts!!!! As long as the product falls within the economics of the company then it is good. Mind you, I don't think that Airbus and Boeing have quality difference in their respective types. For example, B737-600 and A 319 are very good airplanes. Would you say B736 is junk, but A319 is the best plane in the world in its category? Nonsense.
They go for the money! IF B757 was expensive and Airbus undersold their A321, an airline strapped for cash will take the cheaper option.