Any pictures of the upcoming PAL A321NEO? I read before that it's supposed to be delivered this January. When will they start coming in? I also previously read 30 A321NEOs, but in this January's Mabuhay Mag, it said 21. What happened to the remaining 9? To be converted to more A350s?
That was quick! I wonder if RP-C3435 and 3437 are next. Last year when i flew 3437 you can tell it was getting long on the tooth. The closets were getting very rickety and rattled quite a bit during takeoff and landing
Yes. They are. That is one of the reason why I flew them long haul before they are gone for good. Truly an amazing plane, depending of course to one's perspective. Good thing about 4 holers is that they are far quieter than triple seven and the new A350. Rode them multiple times so I have fair basis for comparison.
Like what I said in the past, PR is short of two A330 frames with the schedule they are running. Take for instance now, 1 333 is doing PR1. That makes the A340 taking errands for 5xxx flights. It should be address soon with MEL and SYD equipment downgrade.
Unlike PAL though they don't carry at least 25kg. of passenger baggage. Leisure market at most carry 10kg of baggage. More like same as the PAL variant, except for the market. Also, PAL A321N can fly the same sector like this February, its almost the same distance to BNE. Doubt however if CEB will be successful with the same seat count of 200 and route sector. Its A330 has already been victim of our famous trait flying back home that it had to bump some boxes just to reach MNL.