Glom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2804 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2578 times:
The 772 actually has less range. It has to do with the fact that the 777 is optimised for long haul and so is a heavy bastid on A market routes. Similarly, the A330/340 was optimised for medium haul, which is why the A340 is a heavy bastid on B and C market routes. The rest is history.
Qantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1269 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2337 times:
The 777-200A has less range than the 340-300
The 777-200ER has more than the 340-300
The 777-200LR has more than the a 340-500
The 777-300A has less range than the 340-300
the 777-300ER has more range than the 340-600