Ezra
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A321 Trans-Atlantic?

Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:33 am

Love the idea or hate it, but CO definitely benefits from running the B757 on trans-atlantic routes from Newark.

I was wondering if the A321 has or will ever have similar capabilities. As far as I know, no carriers operate it across the pond currently. Could they in the future?
 
gigneil
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RE: A321 Trans-Atlantic?

Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:44 am

Not without a significant range increase, no.

The 3000nm range of the 321 just isn't enough to do the Westbound nonstops.

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SHUPirate1
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RE: A321 Trans-Atlantic?

Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:46 am

Ezra-The A-321 has some TERRIBLE range for its size...if you are looking for a narrowbody Airbus that can make the trip, the A-319 is more likely...
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gigneil
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RE: A321 Trans-Atlantic?

Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:49 am

Oh now now, SHUpirate. Given the other plane its size (the 739) the 321 has a ton of range and payload capability.

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RE: A321 Trans-Atlantic?

Sun Nov 14, 2004 11:02 am

The whole premise of this post is inaccurate, as the A321 is not really a 752 competitor. I would agree with the Gigneil, it is more commensurate in size and range with the 739. Airbus doesn't really have a competitor for the B752 and interestingly enough their answer to the 7E7 won't be competing with the 7E7-3 either, which Boeing will be offering in place of new 757's.

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