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Author Topic: From B737-300 to A320-100  (Read 1222 times)

GDK

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From B737-300 to A320-100
« on: July 11, 2011, 05:04:58 AM »
I started with B737-3 without looking at other aircraft in the market, thinking there won't be any other nice birds left. But I just found out that the availability of A320 in the used market is quiet good.\

Comparing the performance, I personally prefer the A320 as it suits my requirement better and the price is just slightly higher than the 737 which I feel it worth for the extra 34 seats.

I was thinking to shift my fleet from B737-3/4 to the A320 family at this starting point. What you guys think? Is it worth to do so? Or keeping both of them (commonality cost)?

Offline BobTheCactus

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Re: From B737-300 to A320-100
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 05:07:41 AM »
Once you have one fleet in a given size segment, stay with it.

That is my advice.

Having multiple fleet groups of A320/B737/MD80 at the same time is a very bad idea, and only is a good idea if you are replacing fleets, in which case it should be done QUICKLY.
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Offline JumboShrimp

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Re: From B737-300 to A320-100
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 05:08:08 AM »
I think the availability of 320s on the used market is a temorary thing.  Most people spent their initial 6 mil, and now it takes a bit of time before the buying resumes...

GDK

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Re: From B737-300 to A320-100
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 05:19:14 AM »
The B737-3/4/5 have 600 birds in storage while the A318/319/320/321 got 700 in storage.
If I'm replacing my fleet now, it is impossible. I'll need a huge amount to terminate the contract. The only choice is to restart. Hmm... Don't think it worth...

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GDK

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Re: From B737-300 to A320-100
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2011, 05:29:06 AM »
Haha...
So, I'm not going to do that.
I'll stick with the Boeing and then replace them with the Chinese ARJ maybe ;D...

Offline ZombieSlayer

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Re: From B737-300 to A320-100
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011, 05:53:43 AM »
No, no, no...PacAir definitely recommends Golden Drake should restart  ;)
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GDK

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Re: From B737-300 to A320-100
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2011, 06:01:47 AM »
No, no, no...PacAir definitely recommends Golden Drake should restart  ;)

Then your life at ZBAA will be easier :laugh:

Offline ZombieSlayer

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Re: From B737-300 to A320-100
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2011, 06:13:55 AM »
Exactly  ;D
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Offline CUR$E - God of AirwaySim

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Re: From B737-300 to A320-100
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2011, 07:18:53 AM »
Just in short: 737classic < A320series <737NG.

No wonder A320 is "better" than 737classic, the fleet group is 7+ years younger.

However, the differences aren't big enough to change from 737classic to A320 or A320 to 737NG and 737classic to 737NG simply offers more range and a smaller and bigger variant.

Offline alexgv1

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Re: From B737-300 to A320-100
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2011, 10:03:16 AM »
I'm really shocked at the initial availability of the Airbus A320 series compared to Boeing 737s, making me wish I was batting for the other team as well.
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Monk Xion

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Re: From B737-300 to A320-100
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2011, 06:10:13 PM »
Just in short: 737classic < A320series <737NG.

No wonder A320 is "better" than 737classic, the fleet group is 7+ years younger.

However, the differences aren't big enough to change from 737classic to A320 or A320 to 737NG and 737classic to 737NG simply offers more range and a smaller and bigger variant.

I agree. Only thing that I dont like about the 737NG atm is that the 900's only hold 189 max pax compared to the A321'S 219 or so. I think the ER has more capacity but im not 100% sure.

Offline JumboShrimp

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Re: From B737-300 to A320-100
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2011, 06:15:55 PM »
I agree. Only thing that I dont like about the 737NG atm is that the 900's only hold 189 max pax compared to the A321'S 219 or so. I think the ER has more capacity but im not 100% sure.

A321 is 192 in standard configuration, or 1 extra row.

What I dislike about 737 is if you try to configure it with some business or first class (especially -800 and -900) it gives you the seating quality as less than "Good".  To get to "Good" you have to sacrifice more rows.  What's up with that anyway?  I think 737 is the only aircraft I encountered with this issue.

 

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