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A332 Or B763 Between IAH And LOS  
User currently offlineQwame From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 129 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2437 times:

Which aircraft would be better for a direct flight between IAH and LOS, the A330-200 or the B767-300ER?

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User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5321 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2415 times:

Neither.  Wink Although, all else equal, the A332 is slightly better.

The route is well outside the comfortable range of the 763ER with a meaningful payload. The A332 can probably fly the route eastbound with a full load of passengers (but no cargo, which is usually important on African routes), but will face restrictions westbound.

The proper plane for this route will be a 787-8 or -9.  Wink


User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2166 times:



Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 1):
The proper plane for this route will be a 787-8 or -9.

Well considering that IAH and LOS are oil destinations...

the premium F&J traffic would be very healthy...

and considering that houston has a lot of Nigerians..

and that KL/AF currently gets quite a few transfer pax from CentAm to LOS via AMS......

the Y LF would be also sizable

and considering the luggage that the Y folks will have will be "ample"
and all those drill bits and pipeline connectors that must get to LOS to fix the latest sabotaged pipeline


I suggest to you that a 3 class 77W or 77L with a seasonal upgrade to a 748i would be just right.



When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

You need a 777-200ER or 777-200LR. Both A332 and 763ER are outside of their comfort zone on this route. An A340-500 would work too, I would figure, fuel debates aside. I doubt you would or could fill a 748 or A346 or 77W on this route for some time, at least. Not daily. As mentioned, 787 would be great (as would, I imagine, an A358).


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User currently offlineQwame From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1713 times:



Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 3):

What about the A343, is it outside the reach of that aircraft too?


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