arcticcruiser wrote:SelseyBill wrote:Blerg wrote:Can the A321LR even make it from BUD to North America?
......well clearly not; its not a 757 after all.
All joking aside, BUD-BOS = 4,185m gcm. Looking at what WOW are getting out of their non-LR NEO's in terms of range right now, I personally think a LR will be able to easily cover 4,200m missions year round at full weight, and clearly the folks at Airbus and Norwegian think so too.
BUD-JFK is 4,371 m gcm which might be more challenging, but eminently doable.
Time will tell, but folks here on a-net generally are underestimating the capabilities of the A321LR IMO.
Unfortunately incorrect. WOW air, in an attempt to reduce their loss flew 118 pax on KEF-LAX rather than using the A333. Limited by max fuel capacity.
What was incorrect ?
The fact that WOW flew 118 pax 4,314m westbound KEF-LAX with a 'regular' A321NEO in itself is of huge significance.
Kinda suggests the LR will be able manage BUD-BOS with a much heavier load doesn't it ?