No airline yet dared to put the full legal capacity 189 pax into a 739. Now they propose - with added exits - to stretch that limit even further to almost A321 teoretical capacity.
What a non-event! That's the closest thing to real cattle transport.
Nobody dared yet to fill a 321 to capacity. And then this 739X bird - 8 feet shorter and 7 inches narrower - is proposed to expand beyond the 189 limit into the never used, teoretical 321 pax capacity.
That could be OK
for a week-end tour for a kindergarden. If airlines really think that they can make business with such equipment, then they will be sold. But they will have to do business without me as passenger.
And BTW, calling a plane with so much less floor space a direct 321 competitor, that is really stretching "marketing information".
Boeing should instead save the weight and cost of extra exits, stick to the 189 pax limit, stretch the fuselage so is can really accommodate 189 adult pax, beaf up the structure for increased range, and that way produce a comfortable and economic medium range, medium capacity plane. That would be a winner.