PacoMartin wrote:airplanedriver6 wrote:Just like the 787 continues to "unlock" all sorts of long range city pairs, the real magic of the XLR will be opening new medium distance city pairs.
I believe the US has 8 preclearance facilities in Canada and 2 in Ireland (Shannon and Dublin). I hope they get installed in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Cork and Belfast. Possibly one in Stansted or Luton. I don't think there is enough room or the possibility of putting one in Heathrow or Gatwick.
That would greatly encourage NB travel between the US and to places other than London
Saint Exupéry Lyon LYS
Mérignac Bordeaux BOD
Málaga–Costa Del Sol
But the 8 pre clearance facilities in Canada would not have any use for the A321XLR's range to any US airport as the A321neo/lr could already cover those flight options.