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      Post #3551, posted on 02-04-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      My dad frequently flies for work, usualy on bmi or Lufthansa and says the 737 is horrible from a passenger's perspective. He says thet the 737's cabiun is a lot smaller (visable on the revell 737-800 and a320) then the A320's. Does anyone else agree?

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      Post #3559, posted on 02-04-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      The A320 has indeed a wider fuselage. 3.70 m against 3.40 m, which means 5 cm (2 in) wider seats. However, the passenger deck is furhter upwards on the A320 (you can see that the windows are located higher on a A320 than on a 737). So if you are in a window seat and stand up, you'll very easily hit the wal with your shoulder.

      I have been on 737s, 757s and A320s and the A320 gives a more roomy effect, but most of them were short flights so I did't care. The 757, which is also 3.40 m wide, feels pretty cramped, because it looks like a very long tube.

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      Post #3573, posted on 02-04-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      I don't know why, but every baby bus I've flown on that was operated by a European carrier felt cramped as hell, even in what many European carriers refer to with a straight face as business class (ie, coach seats with a fold down cushion insert in the middle seat, but still hard as a plank on the 'ol derriere). I've never had the problem on US carriers, but for some reason the baby bus seats on United and AbuseAir just feel more comfortable than their European counterparts. That being said, I recently had a lovely trip down from Fairbanks to Seattle on an Alaska 737NG in coach and slept comfortably like a baby in a window seat all the way (first class was too booked up to use my upgrades).

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      Post #3579, posted on 02-05-2005 GMT-5 hours    
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      Post #3596, posted on 02-05-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      I think Rick was referring to AA with his comment

      The main thing to remember with all airliners is that different companies operate them in different configurations, some European carriers can squeeze 140 onto a 737-300, but others only put 116 or so, this is the pitch between the seats, and is sometimes configured by national physical size, eg Japanese airliners have very tight seat pitch (trust me), others are done by airline accountants demanding more revenue or else.

      So your perception can be based on this, or do as Rick and I do, avoid cheap lowcost carriers altogether, and travel business class, you never want to be down the back again, as Seinfeld said "I've been in First Class and I know what I would be missing"

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      Post #3599, posted on 02-05-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      Hence the old adage used by frequent fliers, "Never turn right when entering an aircraft".

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      Post #3601, posted on 02-06-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      The only problem is that there are 6 in my family, which makes for expensive traveling, even with Ryanair!
      I have only not flown charter of Low Cost once, on a school trip! (Air France 146)

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      Post #4730, posted on 04-03-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      737- 900 the best

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      Post #4859, posted on 04-12-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      Definately the 737 is the best, especially the later versions. I have recently had the misfortune to fly on 2 of America West A319's and that is something I won't soon forget. Very cramped in the back and very noisy on landing. Thought the overhead bins would shake off the hinges. Give me the Boeings any day.

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      Post #5329, posted on 05-11-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      Air New Zealand's 142 seat A320s are far more spacious than their 124 seat 733s. Air NZ flies both. Qantas 733s are quite comfortably laid out with less seats. I love the Boeings but have to tip my hat to the A320's cabin. Pacific Blue's 738 cabin is tidy, but far more crammed than the A320. Still when you get on a Virgin plane who needs to care about the seats when you've got such gorgeous chicks in their sexy flight attendant's uniforms. Hubba hubba.

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      Post #5343, posted on 05-11-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      Ha Ha Kiwi!:p:p:p:p

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