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User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2951 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?)


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User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

Price? Fleet commonality? Boycotting US products?

User currently offlineF-WWAI From Andorra, joined Dec 1999, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

family concept
cross crew qualification
return of investment
shareholder value
low maintenance costs
 Smile/happy/getting dizzyFW

User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

Wider cabin (A320 vs 737).

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 6065 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Aggressive price and finance terms competition;

And, if you are comparing now with, say, 20 years ago, simply because the choice exists that did not, then.

...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6291 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2785 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.


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

Could the rudder problem with the early 737 series scared some airlines to go instead for the A320 family instead of the new 737NGs?

User currently offline767hvydoc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2741 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.


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