I am trying to compare trains with airplanes and the distances where taking a train is more viable than an airplane. I guess this would depend on the type of plane, but the Airbus 320 seems like a common enough plane in Europe so I have something along that type in mind.
As far as I know, it would be a good model for airplanes to separate the takeoff and landing phase, where they cover less ground and does take appreciable time on shorter hauls and the cruising phase. I found average speed for the latter but I don't know how much time takeoff takes and how much ground the aircraft can cover during this. Same goes for landing, so my question is, how much time do these take and how far does the aircraft get during these?
I'm also assuming that when looking at city center to city center travel times, taking a plane has about a three hour overhead (airports are far and it takes quite a long time to get in, security check and all), but if anybody actually knows some statistics on this I'd be much obliged :)