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    Why Airbus 320 is most Famous and Purchased instead of Boeing 737?

    Hello, Guys!

    Why Aviation companies prefer A320 family mostly instead B737 family? Even two are same ones. What's the problem with Boeing?

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    Many companies also prefer the 737 instead of the A320, so your assumption isn't very correct or accurate. There have also been many more 737s sold over the years than the Airbus counterpart.
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    Alaska and Southwest only have 737s instead of A320s


    I quote from Wikipedia:

    "The 737 series is the best-selling jet airliner in the history of aviation.[4] The 737 has been continuously manufactured by Boeing since 1967 with 7,755 aircraft delivered and 3,467 orders yet to be fulfilled as of September 2013.[1] 737 assembly is centered at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington. Many 737s serve markets previously filled by 707, 727, 757, DC-9, and MD-80/MD-90 airliners, and the aircraft currently competes primarily with the Airbus A320 family.[6] There are, on average, 1,250 Boeing 737s airborne at any given time, with two departing or landing somewhere every five seconds.[7]"
    "As of July 2013, a total of 5,677 Airbus A320 family aircraft have been delivered, of which 5,481 are in service. In addition, another 4,135 airliners are on firm order. It ranked as the world's fastest-selling jet airliner family according to records from 2005 to 2007, and as the best-selling single-generation aircraft programme.[9][10] The A320 family has proved popular with airlines, specifically low-cost carriers (LCC). British LCC EasyJet purchased A319s, and A320s, to replace its Boeing 737 fleet. The family competes directly with the Boeing 737, 717, 757 and the McDonnell Douglas MD-80."
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    I know this fluctuates and it only shows the ones being tracked but as of this moment there are more of the A320 series in the air than the 737 http://http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWB View Post
    I know this fluctuates and it only shows the ones being tracked but as of this moment there are more of the A320 series in the air than the 737 http://http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/
    Sorry, fixed link: http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/
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    I was almost going to post in this thread but thought better of it. A & B never goes anywhere. I will say as a Boeing man I flew the A320 for the first time last year and was pleased with it.
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    I have flown both A320 and B737 in various configurations and sizes and from different airlines. Only thing I say I do not like is the "Barking Dogs" pumps on the A320 family when the computers move fluids from one side to the other. Other than that, both are perfectly fine aircraft. Inside the cabin, you can;t really tell the differences between flying one vs the other ... it seems to me the A320 [can] be a bit quieter than some of the older model Next Gen B737s but it is not much...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happpy View Post
    Hello, Guys!

    Why Aviation companies prefer A320 family mostly instead B737 family? Even two are same ones. What's the problem with Boeing?

    See image please:

    http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/8891/ddx0.jpg

    Regards,

    Happpy,
    There is no problem with Boeing or with the 737. As a matter of fact, they just announced a new model

    http://www.newairplane.com/737max/

    And lest I be accused of fanboyism, I could care less for that "If it ain't Boeing I ain't going" crap. I want to be on the plane that gets me where I need to be in one piece.

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    I find out not that long ago, that prolly the best US airline - Jet Blue doesn't have no Boeing's in their fleet. I just wonder, why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gintaras B. View Post
    I find out not that long ago, that prolly the best US airline - Jet Blue doesn't have no Boeing's in their fleet. I just wonder, why?
    Neeleman wanted jets that had more passenger space, and managed to get a better deal from them than from Boeing

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    Uh oh, there are more airborne 737s at the moment, guess Boeing is back to being more popular. Phew...

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    The A320 is six inches wider than the 737. For a guy with big shoulders, that extra inch of elbow room is a big deal, except for airlines like DL and UA that put 737 seats in their A320s because they hate their customers.

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    Easy fix.. get smaller shoulders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NIKV69 View Post
    I was almost going to post in this thread but thought better of it. .
    But wait, you just did!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    I have flown both A320 and B737 in various configurations and sizes and from different airlines. Only thing I say I do not like is the "Barking Dogs" pumps on the A320 family when the computers move fluids from one side to the other. Other than that, both are perfectly fine aircraft. Inside the cabin, you can;t really tell the differences between flying one vs the other ... it seems to me the A320 [can] be a bit quieter than some of the older model Next Gen B737s but it is not much...
    This reason is also important. We cannot ignore it but it's still not a conclusive evidence.

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