|Quoting DIA (Reply 8):|
W/o knowing the background, or the latest, on this bit of info...why wouldn't USAirways just get more A321s?
Because they are not getting rid of their 734s, for one reason, so 739ER are not complete oddballs. Also, since they are replacing Boeings, they are not averse to replace them with Boeings, for better leverage.
The RFP is for 739ER or A321, IIRC, so it's a competition, but don't assume the A321 is going to win out of hat. The 739ER is a bit more capable, and the 752 is much more capable, so the 739ER might win by that count, even if the A321 is otherwise better on shorter runs, and more comfortable.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.