Yesterday I posted the corner of the ad showing “World’s best-selling airbus,” and asked what ad did it go to. A few people guessed (mostly via Twitter) that it was an Airbus A300, Boeing 737 or Boeing 747. Only two people (@CraigSymons and @SkippysCage) guessed it correctly: the Boeing 727. This was the best quality of the ad I could find and it is difficult to read the text, but I am pretty sure it says:
“More than 1,000 Boeing 727s have been sold to date. It is the best-selling jetliner in aviation history.
And it has been the best-selling jetliner during the past two years — the years when the new airbuses were supposed to dominate the industry.
Because the Boeing 727 is the original airbus.
It has the lowest investment, cost per seat of any airbus. And you can buy two 727-200s for the price of one of the bigger airbuses.
The 727-200 gives more flexibility than the bigger airbuses. Its capacity of 125, up to 189 (all coach), passengers makes it ideal for ??? on intermediate routes and in scheduled services where frequency is essential.
The 727s passenger appeal and operating reliability and efficiency are well known. Everyday, Boeing 727s are earning profit for more airlines than any other jetline.
That’s why it is the world’s best-selling airbus.”
Obviously a jab at the new Airbus Industry, but I find it quite humorous.
Thanks David for showing this to me!