Would you fly a B737-800 or A319/320 for more than 6 hours ?

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Would you fly a B737-800 or A319/320 for more than 6 hours ?

  1. Only an Airbus A320/319

    15.4%
  2. Only a Boeing B737-800

    10.3%
  3. Only an ETOPs seasoned aircraft

    5.1%
  4. Only Ryan Air

    2.6%
  5. Only if its half the price of the big guys.

    7.7%
  6. Give me a B747\767\777\787

    53.8%
  7. Give me a A330\340\380

    28.2%
  8. Maybe Virgin, if they did a B737 or A320

    5.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. I know Ryan Air is planning on using their B737s this way from Europe to the USA

    Even ETOPs certified, I am not sure I would like a single aisle long haul airplane.
     
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  2. Bob Smolinsky
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    CSA seems to be starting a flight to HAN as well on an A319/320...with a stop in Almaty......with the stop, flight will take 19-20 hours according to their times.....strange to be in a single aisle for that long....
     
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    No Airbus for me no matter how long the flight is. I am completely biased. But 738 for 6 hours is a big too long for comfortable. Much prefer 777 or 747 (maybe 787).
     
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    With single-aisle you've skipped over the 757-200s that are quite well outfitted for such missions and which fly them regularly (and on which I've flown several times).

    I have no idea what you mean by "ETOPS seasoned" in the poll. Is that like paprika? Nor is it clear which of the several "Virgin" brands you are referring to (or why that matters).

    I've done 737s on trancons several times and they are fine. I've done 757s TATL and they are fine. There are many other factors that come into play beyond the aircraft model in terms of what is comfortable and not.

    And do not forget that SY has already run 738s TATL for one summer season. This is hardly new.
     
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    and A318 to london.... (JFK-LCY)
     
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    There is a bias against narrow bodied aircraft doing medium haul.

    It is all about seat pitch. 32-34 in Y and 38 in J are ok with me.
     
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    Couple missing options for this poll! For example: yes, all; no, all; BBJ only.
     
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  8. In the Industry and intended scope of the thread, it is comparing the 737/320/319 for the torture of a small airplane that has or will have ETOPs certification. Airlines are highly interested in this because it opens a great management option. As a flyer, I would not like it unless it was dirt cheap. Fortunately, this is where the big planes when filled eclipse seat costs (lower) of their siblings.(smaller planes)

    You can select each one, the poll cannot be edited. I didn't go to school for surveys :p
     
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    Personally, I don't care about the aircraft, as long as it is in a comfortable configuration. The aircraft is just the container for the experience inside.
     
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    I am not biased, and i would fly one of those if they were properly equipped. Copa flys 737 on several 6-7 hour routes at about half the price of the nonstop types, changing in PTY. I have and will do that depending on circumstances.

    Between Airbus and Boeing there is really not much too choose from a customer view, but political issues make firm opinions without regard to facts. I would certainly prefer an A330 to a B767. I would certainly prefer a B767 to and A300. There are far too many variables for a simple brand or type choice or rejection other than a general preferene for newer rather than older, quieter rather than noisier. Most of the rest is a function of individual airline choices rather than the specific type.
     
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    It depends on the aircraft configuration.
     
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    I have no preference between Boeing and Airbus. Narrow-body vs. Wide-body is a non-issue with me. What matters more is where I'm sitting.
     
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  13. These days its somewhat limited, if it is safe :)
     
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    What torture are you speaking of?? The interior of the 737-900ER is quite similar in size and shape to that of the 757-200. It is basically a few rows shorter and without the extra door. Sure, there are cargo limitations and such but the aircraft interior is nearly identical, at least until the airlines fit it out.

    :confused: What about it is a great management options?

    Why not?
    This only works if there is sufficient demand to actually fill the plane. If only 140 people want to fly between X and Y then it doesn't matter that the CASM for the 772 is 15% lower than that of the 752 because the 772 will never realize sufficient revenue to cover its costs while the 752 (or 73s) can.
     
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    As several others have stated....I've done the 757's in Continental Business First several times....not as nice as wide bodies, but perfectly acceptable, as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    My favorite way to fly 6 or more hours is on the upper deck of a 747, which has only one aisle and not a whole lot of space.

    But once I have had my glass(es) of wine, donned my noise canceling headset and the eye shades, I don't really care about the type of airplane as long as the seat I am in is reasonably comfortable.

    The second aisle in a wide body doesn't usually do much for me as I don't stand or walk in it. Especially when asleep :)
     
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    No problems..... As long as I'm in First or Business :)
     
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    I have an aversion to 757s, even DTW-MSP is too long. 737 is okay though, A320 I could probably handle for that period if I had an empty middle.
     
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    CRJ-200 vs Greyhound?
     
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    I only have experience with one of those, I did have a offer of the jumpseat on a CRJ once, it took more than a few seconds of deliberation before outing myself as a revenue passenger.
     
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    Are you saying you would not fly in a G550 for 6+ hours because it is to "small"? Plane size has nothing to do with it. Plane configuration does.
     
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  22. Fleet management, as in passenger load factor.

    I shouldn't bicker more, as has been requested from March 1.. Cheers

    For everyone else, these are really good points.
    I suppose I will just take whatever plane is on a chosen route, when and as it happens
     
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    10-4. The width and reclinability of the seat (along with the availability of booze) is a more important consideration than the manufacturer of the fuselage.
     
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    Aw where's the "only if I'm upgraded" choice [​IMG]

    Perhaps the "biggest" factor is who is sitting beside me in whY [​IMG]
     
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