The 1 vs 2 overwing exits is probably easier to spot though. Eight vs. 12 seats in F is another.
BTW, Seawolf, the 319 is a SHORTENED 320, not the other way around. The 320 was the "base" or first aircraft in the series so newer versions are derived from it. There is also a really stubby 318 but those haven't shown up in the states yet.
Some other differences between the A319 and the A320, besides being 11 feet shorter:
The A319 has a simplified cargo smoke panel. The A320 has the ability to discharge fire extinguishing agent into a cargo hold after a fire is detected, then discharge a slower metering of agent 1 hour later to keep the fire suppressed in the event of a long diversion (2 bottles total). The A319 has a single fire suppression bottle for both cargo compartments (1 bottle). Otherwise, the cockpit is basically identical.
The A319 does not have any forward center of gravity special procedures. The A319 also does not have automatic alpha floor protection (stall protection) with flaps greater than 1 while single engine.
(Probably not what he wanted to know, but I was just answering the title of the post)
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I was on a US A321 yesterday, the aircraft was in service for 3 weeks. The standard grey US leather Airbus seats in first, 26 seats in all. No phones installed yet it was so new. Entry through the front, unlike the 757 but the length appears the same. Overhead bins and configuration like the 319 and 320s. Nice flight after a long day.
Do you have any info on the Boeing narrow bodies vis-a-vis the Airbus?
Is the fire suppression system unique to the Airbus? (The MD-80 series doesn't seem to have anything like that)
For the auto alpha floor protection, why is it not on the A319? Is it that the aircraft still has excess power even while single engine, reducing the likelihood of stall? Also, is the auto stall protection one of the benefits of having a full fly-by-wire system not seen on Boeing aircraft?
Nobody hiding in some cave is going to dictate when I can or cannot fly.