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Old 12-03-2018, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Beta82 View Post
If you are skeptical go fly in the back of a 737 and then fly in the back of an Airbus. Flame on.
You're right about that. I was a Boeing guy, but as a passenger I prefer the Bus as far as single aisle airplanes go. The Triple 7 has them all beat though.

P.S. The difference between a Bus and a Stihl chainsaw? 50,000 board feet a minute.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:31 PM
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We all can pretty much agree that there seems to be an effort to get rid of the Airbuses; which is a bummer, because they are superior airplanes in all the things that really matter to passengers. If you are skeptical go fly in the back of a 737 and then fly in the back of an Airbus. Flame on.
I just rode in the back of an ex-VX Airbus a few days ago. I found no discernible difference between that and all of the 737s I've ever been on. All I noticed was the cheap-looking white plastic seat back in my face when the passenger in front of me reclined the seat.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Reactivity View Post
I just rode in the back of an ex-VX Airbus a few days ago. I found no discernible difference between that and all of the 737s I've ever been on. All I noticed was the cheap-looking white plastic seat back in my face when the passenger in front of me reclined the seat.
So you didnít notice the aisle that was wide enough to actually roll your suitcase down or Lavs that had enough room to turn around in?

If you really want you mind blown go up to cockpit. Rumor is that fully grown adults can stand up straight there.
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:52 PM
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I jumpseat on the bus a lot (my sincerest thanks to former VX crews) to see my son. Itís very comfortable, unlike the 737. Crews have all been very friendly and great. Thanks for not judging a book by its cover. Cheers.




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Old 12-03-2018, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Beta82 View Post
Tech stops? There were only a handful over the 10 years at Virgin (spoiler alert every other airline flies 320s on transcons!).

BM of all people put a stop to this rumor at V1. He said it had nothing to do with tech stops. The 900ER carriers more people, plain and simple. That is why they took the bus off most of the Transcons.

Oh, and Airbus sucks

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Old 12-03-2018, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Reactivity View Post
I just rode in the back of an ex-VX Airbus a few days ago. I found no discernible difference between that and all of the 737s I've ever been on. All I noticed was the cheap-looking white plastic seat back in my face when the passenger in front of me reclined the seat.
The plastic can be changed, thatís a design decision thatís being disposed of by Alaska.

You didnít happen to notice:

- The much quieter ride through takeoff and climb.
- The inch wider seats
- The 8 inch wider cabin
- The bathroom you can turn around in
- The bathroom without trash all over it because the trash can are too small.
- The aisle you can pull a bag down

Not to be inflamatory but try to take the 737 beer googles off next time and try to see the difference. People are getting fatter, taller and bigger, not skinner. The 737 is extremely uncomfortable if you are larger than a 6 foot male at 190 pounds.

I know nothing about the 737 as a pilot, but as a non first class passenger itís an inferior airplane, you could be one of the few passengers that doesnít notice.
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by PNWFlyer View Post
BM of all people put a stop to this rumor at V1. He said it had nothing to do with tech stops. The 900ER carriers more people, plain and simple. That is why they took the bus off most of the Transcons.

Oh, and Airbus sucks

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Haha ok... Boeing makes great airplanes. So does Airbus. The 737 just happens to be an inferior passenger airplane to the a320. You canít argue with more personal space on an already cramped airplane.
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Beta82 View Post
You didnít happen to notice:

The plastic can be changed, thatís a design decision thatís being disposed of by Alaska.

- The much quieter ride through takeoff and climb.
- The inch wider seats
- The 8 inch wider cabin
- The bathroom you can turn around in
- The bathroom without trash all over it because the trash can are too small.
- The aisle you can pull a bag down

Not to be inflamatory but try to take the 737 beer googles off next time and try to see the difference. People are getting fatter, taller and bigger, not skinner. The 737 is extremely uncomfortable if you are larger than a 6 foot male at 190 pounds.
Yeah...I really didn't notice all of that. (I was in a window seat and didn't visit the lav, and I put in my Bose noise-canceling earphones as soon as the power levers went forward for takeoff.)

I have no 737 beer goggles. I've never flown a 737. I'm a 767 cargo guy. The smaller ones all look the same to me.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:25 PM
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Haha ok... Boeing makes great airplanes. So does Airbus. The 737 just happens to be an inferior passenger airplane to the a320. You canít argue with more personal space on an already cramped airplane.
But the 900 carries more which makes them more money.

If pax cared about comfort SWA would be out of business.
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by PNWFlyer View Post
But the 900 carries more which makes them more money.

If pax cared about comfort SWA would be out of business.
yeah well if we don't merge before/after SWA gets ETOPS approval, we'll be out of business too....

Cant run a big boy airline off credit card loyalty......despite what Angle Lake manipulates in polling.
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