I was looking at American Airlnes fleet page today it was evident that their "largest aircraft" in terms of passenger capacity was the A-300 and not the 777. The A-300 is configured for 251 passengers and the 777 for 224/245. I'm curious as to why the much larger 777 aircraft carries fewer passengers than the A-300. Is this to take advantage of extra cargo capacity?.
[Edited 2003-03-01 00:08:22]