From: email@example.com (Terrell D. Drinkard) Organization: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group Date: 09 Nov 94 00:51:23 References: 1 Followups: 1
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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Still Searching . . . <email@example.com> wrote: >About 2 weeks ago, I flew ROC -> BOS via LGA. I flew the USAir Shuttle from >LGA-BOS. The inside of the seemed to be nice many years ago when it must >have been new but the years have taken their toll. Why is this aircraft >still the most popular on this route? Why not switch to a more economical >Fokker 100 or soemthing during off-peak hours? Never having had the pleasure of flying that route, I don't know what airplane is being used. That makes it just slightly more difficult to comment knowledgeably on your question. Would you be kind enough to elaborate a bit? And include the airplane type? Since having full control of the facts has never kept me from commenting on the industry in general or in particular, I thought I'd toss out a couple of possibilities. First of all, most Fokker 100s will have to be purchased new at about $22 Million (US). A very nice 737-200 Advanced or 727-200 Advanced can be gotten for less than a quarter of that, maybe only ten percent (depending on gobs of variable like certified gross weight, avionics, engine type and time, maintenance condition, etc). That $16 Million saved can by a *lot* of fuel and maintenance. Terry -- Terry firstname.lastname@example.org "Anyone who thinks they can hold the company responsible for what I say has more lawyers than sense."