Sadly I will have to take an A321 on my next trip and while I was looking through the database, I noticed that there is a 100 and 200 modell. If anyone could give me a quick heads up on the differences, that'd be great!
The -100 was the original did not have the range that many customers desired, so a -200 version with uprated CFM56-5B3 or V2533-A5 engines, heavier landing gear, and extra fuel capacity. This model has been much more sucessful.
Hey, whats so sad about taking the A321? At least you are getting a chance to fly and that is the most important thing...
Just to add a few more specs:
-A321-200 was designed to be able to handle North American transcons (flights up to about 5.5 hrs)
-A321-100 has performance that is more suitable to European operators (flights of about 4 hrs or less)
AC and US have some of the highest gross weight A321-200s available, thrust about 32,000 lbs per engine. My last flight on the A321 YYZ-YYC was full but the a/c still rotated after only about 25 sec - very impressive power. Completely the oppositte of what I was expecting.