Thanks for all the response.
I can see the mix of 777ER or LR
in the EVA case where extended range is of essence. I can even understand CX
ordering of 777-300 to replace previous 747-200 sector. But for the 777-200 vs A330 and the thoughts of having 2 class or 3 class configuration to justify is hardly convincing. I specially find one of the response that ordering 777-200 from CX
was a way to kick off 777-300 from Boeing intriguing and hard to beleive. Remember, CX
was the launching customer for A330 not 777 I believe. In any cases, given the present aircraft procuring flexibility, the mix of 777 and A330 could be, just a temporary solution as CX
will trade in aircraft with other. Still, the fact that airlines always say it is difficult to make money nowaday but if you look at the mix of aircrafts they are buying really makes you feel that they are burning cash. If you take a look at China Air, which in this case, they are very methodical. They replace A300 with A330 and had not choose B777.
Personally, I like to look of A330/340 in CX
livery but seating comfort wise, I especially like the 777-300. The seats on that aircraft has deeper profile and taller in seat height which makes me very comfortable.