Dragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1637 times:
The 319, 320, and 321 are all from the same family. The are all essentially the same plane, just hte 319 is the shortest, 320 is in the middle, and the 321 is the stretched version. At least thats how I have heard it.
L'espace180 From France, joined Sep 2000, 938 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1426 times:
The reason you are not seing the difference is because the too pic aren't at the same scale. look at the 321, it's a lot thinner on the pic than the 321. that's why the 321 appear same size (even smaller) then the 320.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3287 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1381 times:
They do not all have the same routes and ranges. The A319 actually has the longest range, then the A320 then the original A321, all because they have the same fuel tanks. The A321-200 has an extended range due to enlarged tanks and thus is comparable with A320 in that regard. The 3 models compete with 737-700, 800 and 900 respectively although the A320 is actually a closer match to the out-of production 737-400. The A318 competes with 737-600 and not 717 which is lighter and designed for short hops.
Vctony From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1210 times:
I agree that there are some differences. The A321 is the same size as the 757-200, slightly larger then the 737-900. However, the 757-200 is a much, much more powerful aircraft that can do a wide variety of flights (Trans Atlantic, short runway, etc.) that the A321 is incapable of. Also, the A318 is roughly the same weight and size as the 737-600 and not the 717.