Ryubi Kyaku EX

I was just training with sean and was playing against Remy and Noticed his EX ryubi kyaku hit him three times if your close but only twice if your half a screen or more away, has anyone else noticed this? I tried it against Hugo and Ryu/Ken and only hits them twice no matter how close i get.

I believe it always hits three times if the opponent is in midair. I suppose being in midair gives Sean more flight time thus yielding the 3rd hit.