We have more information on the A321LR aircraft now, and something about that range/takeoff distance in-game just doesn't sit well with me. There is little reason to use the A321LR over the A321NEO except for that runway distance, but... come on, really?
According to some real-world info:
Range: 4000nm (4603 miles)
In game it has around 4000 miles of range, hardly making it better than the A321NEO tbh.
Takeoff distance: A321NEO at sea level at MTOW of 220,000lb (A321LR has a MTOW of 214,000lb, so just keep in mind that the A321LR actually has a shorter takeoff run): ~9100ft
(At 214,000lb the takeoff distance is ~8250 feet)
Here's the thing though: These planes are flying passengers, not cargo. Passenger airliners typically don't get that close to MTOW unless you're running mega spamline + free checked bags or something.
Oh, and on that topic:
A 777-300ER at MTOW from a runway at sea level has a 10,000ft takeoff roll, at half MTOW it has an under 5000 ft takeoff roll. Can someone adjust the 777-300/300ER takeoff distances? Those planes are practically unusable in-game unless you're flying between a handful of airports due to their insane runway requirements.
A321NEO takeoff charts: https://www.airbus.c...characteristics (A321NEO Dec 2021, page 163)
B777-300 takeoff charts: https://www.boeing.c.../777_2lr3er.pdf (Page 52)