Date: 27 Aug 99 03:08:27 From: email@example.com (Malcolm Weir) Organization: Little to None References: 1 2 3 4
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On 07 Aug 99 01:22:38 , "Tim Lee" <firstname.lastname@example.org> caused to appear as if it was written: >>>The 747 is a quick aircraft, but I doubt this is true for the 777, which >>>has a stated cruise of 30kts less than A340. >> >>747 Mach .85 >>777 Mach .84 >>A340 Mach .82, but it has to go slower for the long range. > >Since I wrote this, I checked up. Compare the BA flight time LHR-LAX by 744 >with the VS time on the same route (340). Sorry, Tim, but the airlines pad their flight times a bit, making objective comparisons difficult. BA, VS, and NZ all use B744s on that route, and have published times of 11:00, 11:10, and 11:20. Compare instead LHR-LAX on VS7 compared with VS23. The former is a B744, the latter an A340, and the published time is 25 minutes longer for the A340. (11:35 vs. 11:10). To round out the numbers, UA's B777s do the trip in 11:10, and AA's B767 lumbers in just slower than the A340 at 11:40. Malc.