I take it that the stats you quote come from Airbus? I'm sure you realize that both Boeing and Airbus kind of, well, embelish their numbers a little. Taking official numbers from the manufacturers is a good way to compare aircraft, but not always indicitive of what the aircraft is capable of.
Now another question to anyone who might know; can the A333 replace NW's DC-10 on the SEA-AMS route? I know Aer Lingus flys the A332 DUB-LAX, so I know the -200 has the range, but does the -300? Just curious.
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