>May be the question can be Why is SAS buying A321
>instead of B737-900.
That question can be asked of a LOT of airlines - The 737-900 has really a failure when it comes to number of orders - SAS is not the only 737NG customer to say "no thank you" to the 739.
But I think there are two reasons for SAS:
1. Commonoality with its widebodies
2. It just is a better and more capable plane than the 739, overall.
And by having both A321's and 737NG's, they are really in a great bargaining position when it comes time to replace all of the MD-80's since they could go either way.