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Old Nov 13, 05, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by fcn2121
Sorry Murphy. You are incorrect on this one. The A333 has a range of 5650 Nautical miles with a typical load of 295 pax. and cargo (http://www.airbus.com/en/aircraftfam...formance.html). US Airways' A330 config. has even less pax. capabilities due to the enhanced Envoy product (266 total pax.). Furthermore, there is no place in the continental US that is further than 5650 nm (approx. 6400 miles) from any European airport which is served by US Airways. PHX - NRT is only about 5600 miles and so very easily within nonstop reach.
You might want to write to Doug Parker, the CEO of US Airways and let him know this. He is the one who has said that no current aircraft in the US fleet has the range for Europe service ex-PHX or LAS and that they're looking to add that capability down the road with delivery of the new A350s.
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