Affordable Travel Guide to Airplanes & Fleets

The Types of Planes in each Airline’s Fleet Pertain to its Corporate Mandate

Airplanes & Fleets

In this section of Affordable Travel, we have set out a comprehensive database list of the world’s airlines and fleets. This enables you, as a flying traveler, to research which airlines fly what types of aircraft, how many of a certain type are in the airline’s fleet, and in some instances will provide an indication of the age of the planes in any given fleet.

Why does it matter to airline passengers how many planes of what type are in their chosen airline’s fleet? Once you do your homework and learn about the various airliners (be that jet or propeller aircraft), you’ll know which ones you prefer. Here are several reasons to get to know your airline’s fleet (usually found in detail, with illustrations, in the closing pages of the airline’s in-flight magazine, too):

  • If one airline has a preponderance of one type of aircraft in their fleet, it shows reliability.
  • If an airline has a varied fleet, it demonstrates flexibility.
  • You can see what the safety record is regarding any aircraft in the fleet.
  • It is possible to choose your airline based on the type of aircraft (for example, the one with most legroom in economy class) they fly.
  • You can even judge the solvency of an airline by the number of aircraft it has, and the age of the fleet overall.
  • You can play trivia with your friends and win!

Obviously, we’re just joking about the last point, but knowledge is always interesting.

The main purpose of this section is for you to get to know airlines and fleets for your own benefit, and to ensure you can be readily familiar with your carrier and its backbone, the number and types of aircraft it flies.

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