CV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1235 posts, RR: 2 Posted (16 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5080 times:
I am enjoying the new battle between these hot-rod twins. One question, though. Will they have similar cruising speeds? The 767-200/300 is notoriously pokey. On those long transatlantic segments this can mean up to an extra hour in the air. Is Boeing speeding up the -400, and how will it compare to the A330-200?
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8630 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (16 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5080 times:
Don't know about the 767-400 specifically, but I doubt it's any faster than it's predecessors. The A330 is a fast jet, whereas, like you say, the 767 is notoriously slow. I avoid them on long flights cos it's an extra hour (not like the A340 vs 747 debate, where the 747 might save an extra 20 minutes on a long flight). The 767 is outdated, who is buying them other than Delta and a few for Continental?
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