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Aer Lingus A330-300 To LAX?  
User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

I know it is pretty close to the max range of the A330-300, but if Aer Lingus has ever operated this route with the -300 and not the -200, what type of payload hit do they have to take in order to make the westbound crossing? Are we talking Aer Lingus leaving behind 50-75 passengers in order to make it with full baggage and cargo?

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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6672 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

My friend who's a spotter and goes to LAX on most weekends have only seen a A330-300 there once in the five years or so that EI has flown there. The flight did NOT fly nonstop; it made a fuelstop in YWG.

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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3895 times:

Dont forget that EI's A333 fleet are early build aircraft and have far less range that the newer and more advanaced A333s that are currently on offer from Airbus. Nonstop from DUB to LAX would be beyond the range of these aircraft, even with a restricted load......the early A333s were medium haul aircraft, built with Europe-East Coast USA and Europe-Central Africa missions as the maximum range routes. The A342/3 was envisioned as the longrange member of the A330/340 family back then......of course, years later, when Airbus developed the A332, improved versions of the A333 also became available that increased weight and range on the A333 which allows the type to fly longer haul segments and become a much more flexible aircraft for operators.

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