iamlucky13 wrote:Jetsouth wrote:Apparently no CSeries orders from UAL today, rumors false.....maybe later this year?
Brief comments in the news today from UA's CEO don't seem to support a CSeries order in the near term. It's hard to guess what they're thinking long term.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... pr-433518/United Airlines president Scott Kirby says the economics of a 100-seat aircraft “just don’t work” for the carrier’s mainline fleet.
“We basically need to spread mainline costs over the greater number of seats in the bigger airplanes,” he said in a discussion with employees at United’s Chicago O’Hare hub earlier in January.
I don't see the CSeries as a "100-seat aircraft." Swiss has 125 in the 100 and AirBaltic has 145 in its 300. These make it more of a A319/B737-700 class of airplane.