I was wondering what the maximum range of an A333 was for it to remain economically viable, meaning no weight restrictions. The Airbus website gives a range with max pax of 5,650nm. Great circle shows that with such a range all of Northern and Western Europe would be A333 territory from LAX for example, yet I cannot think of any airlines using it on such a route. I have read many threads on here which have stated the A333 cannot be used on such routes and remain competitive. The last similar thread stated that the LAX was sole A332 territory for EI, as their A333's found ORD 'hard going'.
Would A A330-300 Reach From FRA To PHX Effectively (by Jdwfloyd Dec 6 2005 in Civil Aviation)
see reply 2.