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Old 19th Apr 2019, 04:41
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Originally Posted by er340790 View Post
Sorry - and I may be alone here - but for anyone who first travelled long-haul in the 70s and 80s when long haul meant 747s, DC-10s and L1011s, the idea of an XLR A321 feels like yet another retrograde step in aviation, akin to stepping back into the 707s or DC-8s narrowbody long-haul era....

If the 757 taught us anything, it was that long haul and narrow-body really don't mix.... with the possible exception of Donald Trump's Biz-Jet(!)

There has to be a better way!

Actually, I think the 757 taught us that people
like non stop flights

Itís worked very well on the N Atlantic going into smaller cities in the UK and Europe from the US

Passengers I spoke to regularly told me how much they liked the convenience of not having to connect and departing from where they lived

Iíd prefer to ride on a 747 everywhere if given a choice but itís all about economics
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