Concorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1969 times:
Hi, I was wondering what the reason was that a lot of airlines are all of a sudden going towards Airbus products? I know a great deal of them aren't, but what is the selling factor that makes airlines like Frontier and US Airways like the airbus product (And, maybe United?)
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5947 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1801 times:
You also have to remember that just a few years ago the A320 was far cheaper to fly than the 737-300 -400 and -500. Well, there was no Airbus for a 737-500, but you know what I mean. Now, however, Boeing has come out with the NEX GEN 737 series and is much more competitive with the economics of the Airbus products.
767hvydoc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1757 times:
Price. Lower maint costs don't cut it. We've gotten 13 new AB's between Aug '00 and now, and god are we paying for it. Our first ones. Brand New, failures to fill a book. We're hatin life, and they ordered 90 of 'em.