NorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1979 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
The A market aircraft are the non ER planes. What we know as the 777-200ER was originally designated as the B Market, i believe. The A market planes have less range than the 777-200ER, from what i've read on these boards, the 777-200A struggles to do Sea-Nrt, which is the shortest Mainland US-Japan transpac route at 4896 statute miles, but are perfect for Midwest or east coast to Europe, where they're mostly used. I believe UA is the only US carrier to operate the 777-200A, which it does along side the 200ER
As for pre-stretch, that I have no clue about.
Yes, I'd like to see airbus go under so Boeing can have their customers!
ALL AA 777 are -200ER until some recently ordered -300ER's arrive. AA ordered their 777 later then United, the 777 was already in service when AA ordered their planes. The only US airline with -200A is UA since they were the launch customer and wanted the 777 as soon as Boeing could deliver them.