scaredflyer21
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Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 9:32 am

First of all, PLEASE DO NOT turn this into an A vs. B war. Anyway, I am starting an airline for my business class, and I am trying to decide between the 737 and the 320. I know the 320 has a wider cabin and cruising speed, and the 737 has a higher cruising altitude. Any other "details" I should know about before choosing? Thanks!(remember: NO A v. B!)
 
bombayhog
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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 9:51 am

The A320 looks far cooler, in my opinion. That much I can tell you.

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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 9:52 am

As much as you want this post to NOT turn into an Airbus vs. Boeing war, it will.

Therefore, I am not going to say anything, and PRAY that no one else says anything.....
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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 9:53 am

Oops, too late...........
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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 9:56 am

Go to the respective websites and get information on the two aircraft types. http://www.boeing.com for the 737 and http://www.airbus.com for the A320. You'll find all sorts of useful information. Here you will get mostly subjective stuff, like what I posted earlier, and people claiming to know numbers, which will then set off massive quarrels. I think the websites should be helfpful.

Regards.

/gwl
 
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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 9:56 am

What is a wider cruising speed?
 
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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 10:02 am

The bus (320) is far better. It's way newer then some of the older 737-200's, and you just gotta love the joy stick controls.
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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 10:04 am

Just look at this little beauty:


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Once again, in my opinion, I think the choice is clear.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 10:07 am

YWG, I think he's most likely choosing between a 737NG, and the older 737-200s wouldn't come into the equation really. So it wouldn't be fair to compare them in that way.

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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 10:13 am

In my experience, passengers who are not airline enthisiasts have no idea whether they are on a 320 or a 737; I know from my own experience that there are few identifiable points of difference between the two when you are riding in them. I have read about the "wider" 320, but find that the difference does not translate into any discernible additional space.
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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 10:18 am

I have flown on both and to be honest i had better experiences on the A320 than the B737, and i guess the A320 looks nicer soooo.....

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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 10:22 am

I know I have brought this up in the forums before, but I have heard the A320 has cold weather performance problems, and its so called "death computer". Whereas the 737 has its unproven rudder problem. Have all of these problems been fixed?
 
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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 10:24 am

One very important factor is where your airline will be based. You wouldn't want a startup based in IAH or DFW with the A320. You are going to need to rely on existing maintanence infrastructure at first. Much cheaper to have an AA, DL or CO to provide this service than to bring in the talent.

On the other hand, AI does tend to give steeper discounts than Boeing. That is also a consideration.

The 73G and 738 can equal the A3S in range.

In terms of looks, the average person doesn't care. In my opinion though, Bombayhog has a point. The 737 is so much better looking than the Airbus.
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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 12:29 pm

The 737-200 is a trashy plane. The A-320 is pretty good.
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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 12:44 pm

I prefer the A320 over the 737-100,-200,and -300, but for the -400, -500 and the NG's, I prefer the 737 over the A320. The 737 is no "ugly duckling". I think it looks great.

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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 12:50 pm

As far as UA 733/735 go vs A319/20 ;I would take the Airbus.Video/movies on those cool,motorized drop-down screens! vs No video on the 733/735. Also the cabin is slighty wider.They are also quiter inside.Also,the FA safety demo is done on the screens,saving the FA's from doing the demo for the billionth time.
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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 1:07 pm

"The 737-200 is a trashy plane" - Flymia! Ahhhhhh.... the wisdom of youth! Nuts

I love that 'Baby Boeing'... I mean what a cutie! That aside, it is hardly an economical plane in this day and age.

All things being equal, I prefer the Boeing's lineup of 737s over that of the current crop of narrow body planes coming out of Toulouse. From an esthetic point of view the Airbus narrow bodies are hardly eye catching, rather dull if you ask me. From my own flying experiences as a passanger, I have with the exception of the A321, flown on every Airbus narrow body to date and quite frankly, I found these to be less than impressive.

Just an honest opinion.

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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 1:20 pm

Scaredflyer21,

If this is for a business class, I assume it is a simulation based on a math model. If so, you would do well to study the parameters by which your success will be measured. I am sure that expending a great deal of energy to decide between the A320 and 737 will not add value to your company. The beauty of the aircraft or few knots difference in cruising speed will not even be reflected in the business model.

You need to concentrate on investing in infrastructure, advertising, marketing and setting the right prices.

Good luck
Pete
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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 2:31 pm

I would ask your prospective pilots and mechanics what they prefer. Their the ones that are going to be doing the closest work with the aircraft. Secondly who is going to give you a better deal, Airbus or Boeing???
Both aircraft are good although I prefer Boeing aircraft. An EI pilot thats a good friend stated that "the French should stick to cooking and Americans to building airplanes".

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RE: Which Do Passengers Prefer?

Mon Nov 05, 2001 3:04 pm

Sccutler brought up a good point. Most passengers will not know what kind of airplane they're flying on anyway. They're all gonna think it's a 747 anyway!  Laugh out loud

I personally like the 737-100 and 200s better than the A320 and even the newer 737s.
I like those loud engines on the older 737-200s.  Smokin cool
I think the A320 just looks so boring and the whinning sound at takeoff doesn't impress me at all. I like roar of an old 737 better.

Airbus is equally as good as Boeing, Tupelov, Fokker and all other manufactures so expect no wars from me.  Smile

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