Re: UA A321 ?

Date:         23 Aug 98 14:33:43 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
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Martin Chiew <martinchiew@one.net.au> wrote:
>Sorry to say, but in terms of speed, the 737NG being faster than the A320 is
>a load of Rubbish.  The A320 cruises at M0.8 as opposed to the 737NG which
>cruises at M0.785.  More closer to the A320's league is the 737-300 which in
>Australia cruises at 0.74 as opposed to the A320's M0.8 ...

What mathematics do you use to come up with 0.74 being "more closer"
(clearly you use a different English, too) to 0.8 than 0.785 is?!

>On a typical run to Perth, an Ansett Australia Airbus A320-211 carrying
>about 144 passengers can outrun a Qantas Boeing 737-400.  It cruises
>higher, is much more comfortable, is faster (0.80 vs 0.74) and consumes
>less fuel, while carrying 10 or more passengers + cargo.

Which serves only to illustrate the point with which you were arguing,
namely, that comparing the A320 family and the 737 Classics is an apples
and oranges comparison.  Your example might have been interesting had
Qantas been flying a 737-800.

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