As we enter the new decade, it’s becoming common to see airlines operating narrowbody aircraft on long haul flights.
First, let’s look at the last decade. In 2010, long-haul flights were very common and were mostly operated with widebody planes. However, there were a few exceptions to this: the Boeing 757.
Nicknamed the flying pencil for its long length in its width, the 757 is one of the most well-known narrowbodies flying long-haul. It was used by many airlines to operate long haul routes now not really the case!
Long-haul travel today
The start of 2020 looks quite different to the start of last year. Airlines have more modern fleets, and some routes are operating in a very different way.
The Airbus A321LR at a six abreast in a typical economy configuration, the airplane is demonstrating how that long-haul flights with low demand can be done without empty seats. The Max and the A321XLR are good replacements maybe not the max😏, but the A321XRL can do transatlantic flight with no problem just like a widebody would do, but for a cheaper price!
What do you think about? Widebody slowly starting to leave the avation industry leave a comment down below!