ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3730 times:
Continental does use the 737-800 on this route, two out of the three daily flights it operates. The third is now a 737-700. Continental prefers to use its 757-300's on high density routes, such as EWR-LAS, EWR-FLL and other FL markets, as well as from IAH to LAX and so forth. The 757-300 is really being considered as a replacement for domestic DC10/L1011 type aircraft and as such it is really intended for high density operations. SEA-EWR is probably a medium density route.
Most primary CO transcons (EWR to LAX, SFO, SEA) are flown with a 737-800 with one of the flights (except SEA) operating with a 757-200.
AKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2194 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3705 times:
I've heard this is a glitch in the CO timetable database. These are flights that are supposed to be 737-700s, but because the seating capacity of the 73G and the 733 are the same, it's glitching things up.
777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3659 times:
If you play around with the electronic timetable (I'm assuming that's how you got that information), you will also find that we have no 757-300 flights logged in the schedule for the spring and summer months (esp. to FLL and MCO from EWR, they are conspicuously absent), so I can assure you that this will be changed. Plus, our 733s do not have the range to operate these flights, the US models are specially modified for these longer hauls, probably done before Boeing even offered the 737NG. I think they refer to it as the 737-300EOW, but I am not positive.