AWESOME!! I just read this thread after hearing about the events in NYC this morning, and really enjoyed the break in atmosphere
"By the way, Airbus is the clear winner here."
ooookkkkaaaayyyy. . . let me use another of your own expressions - Get a clue.
To answer your original question, it does indeed depend on any number of factors, the major ones being:
- stage length
- aircraft configuration (seating)
- aircraft MTOW
- engine type (A330 & 777)
Therefore, one definitive answer is not going to be found, no matter how biased one happens to be.
Honor the warriors, not the war.