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What Is The Difference Between An A330&A340?  
User currently offlineJm-airbus320 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 304 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

Looking at both aircraft the only difference i can see are the number of engines. Both are used on ultra long haul flights, they both have approximately the same passenger capacity and the flight deck is basically the same. So, if there is any one out there who knows the difference (besides that the A340 has more wheels) please let me know i would really appreciate it. Thanks!!!!

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User currently offlineUSAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

They are not both for ultra long haul. Only the A340 is. The A330 is a medium haul airliner. That is about the only difference between the two.

User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

Correction, the A330 is a long haul airliner as Aer Lingus operate them to the US

MArtin


User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5564 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

Lets say the A 330 is for longhaul as e.g. north atlantic and the 340 is for ultra longhaul: Europe to South America, to Japan, to L.A., to Singapore etc.

User currently offlineMarcelduchamp From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

Some A340s have a stairway in the cabin that lead downstairs to a crew rest area. That would probably be the only difference in the passenger cabin.

User currently offlineF-WWKH From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

A330-200 is for long-haul...

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