Flashmeister said: I also have heard from folks in the know at F9 that the 321 is being seriously considered, but I doubt that anything could be done immediately in the event of UA's demise. I think it's longer-term.
That's what I was wondering. . .if anyone else can confirm. . .even if it is just heresay right now. Thanks, Flashmeister, for that bit of info.
US Airways has been flying A321s here for a long time now with no problem with MTOW in winter or summer, heat or cold.
The more I talk with "others," the more I'm thinking this may happen. F9
has routes that would utilize the A321 efficiently enough to support an order for the type. All F9
would have to do is change some flight times, frequencies, and so forth, and they could get some A321 flights at or near capacity. It will become easier, of course, as F9
gains more pax, which they are doing very well at during these turbulent times.
I am still a little shocked that the A320 would be "skipped over." But. . .F9
is not going to make a bad decision. They have already proven they can handle themselves through good and bad times while they test the waters (Mexico and Floridian cities). They're structured very well with a very smart and savvy staff.
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