We should all march to the tune of the select few here who want to follow the rules line by line and to their OWN interpretation, whereby in a public forum free speech is just a farce. For future reference to everybody, let's only post stuff which interests only a select few who will only allow us to post what they want us to post. These people don't understand the meaning of only looking at what interests them. They want to read every little thing, and if it doesn't interest them, they will suggest deletion. Also, I suggest that we all wear uniforms when coming in here, because we can't have people wearing different clothes, or no clothes at all, as we should all strive to be the same as one another. That should lead to healthy discussion. Maybe we should get a thread going in the site-related forum.
Regarding the A320, I am assuming that its acquisition costs are lower than the 737NG, and that favours many airlines when making purchase decisions. However, I wonder what made Ryanair decide to purchase the 737, especially such a large amount of them too. If acquisition costs are that high, they surely would shy away from it. Same goes for Westjet which ordered 737NG to replace their older 732's.
C'mon, let's all have fun with this subject, and DISCUSS the issues here. It is interesting, and it can be taken quite far, especially with respect to operations and economics. It would be interesting to get mechanic's perspectives as well, as per dispatch reliability at the airlines they work for.
Let's keep this going and let's keep it sane! And if you don't want to discuss it, then DON'T! But, let those of us who want to discuss this topic continue. It is a DISCUSSION forum after all.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster