Re: UA A321 ?

Date:         03 Nov 98 02:05:33 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>> Not always, Mexicana operates F-OHMD in a 174 seat configuration.

>Andrew is right when he states that the 320 is a 150 seater. This is the
>pax capacity with a two class layout. You may want to note that if you
>use the 320 in one class layout it can seat 179 pax !

And Trevor is right when he suggests the A320 is (can be) a 174-seater.
The key is that the nominal capacity for an airliner typically refers to
a two-class config, or three-class for long-range aircraft.  Airline
customers don't usually care about the "pack 'em in" config with as many
seats as you can stuff on the plane, though this is usualy cited
separately as a charter or inclusive tour config for those sorts of
operators.

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