Re: A milestone, surely
"threre are currently 1,624 A320's in the air and 1581 737-600's."
Each of those numbers are close to the _TOTAL_ number of B747s ever built (around 1700), which does tend to put the market for large aircraft in perspective (and explains the low sales of A380s)
It turned out the B747's primary market advantage wasn't size after all, but range, and ETOPS ate that from below. There are still routes that A380s and B747s do better but for how long?