PH-BZA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
Guys, I know that it is possible for US Airways to convert A330 orders to A340 orders; however, is it likely that they will do so sometime in the future? If the A330 and the A340 were to cost the same, why didn't US just buy A340's so they could use them on trans-Pacific or other long-range routes if they wanted to?
Ab.400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1866 times:
FRA-DTW is a route I frequently travel, LH doesn´t operate any 330`s at all. I guess they decided just to stay with 340`s so they don´t have to care maintaining the different engines on both types. That may save some cost overall.
I also wonder what USAir is going to decide for them, since I have no clue about their current and future routes.
Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1812 times:
Lufthansa doesn't need the A340's range for it's East Coast USA flights, but for other routes to the Far East the A340's range is needed. US Airways don't have a single route long enough to justify the A340 at the moment.