EmceeOh From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 31 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2153 times:
Right now, I believe the only regularly scheduled intrastate widebody flight is AA's daily MIA-MCO and return on an A300.
I know that US have had their 767s and 330s on PIT-PHL occasionally, and unless I'm mistaken, UA had 747s between LAX-SFO within the last year. Are there any more that have been flown on a regular basis recently?
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
UA would do an equipment swap on LAX-SFO/SFO-LAX flights when things would get backed up at its SFO hub - if 3 or 4 departures on this busy route would be cancelled or delayed, or many pax had to be cleared out due to irregular hub operations, UA would pull out a 744 to take 300-400 pax down from SFO to LAX - or vice versa. I dont think that a 744 has been regularly scheduled for this short flight.
You ask an interesting question - there is far less domestic widebody service within the US than, say, 20 years ago, with airlines more focused on hubs and frequency. I can remember when intra-state routes like DFW-IAH, LAX-SFO, even SPO-SEA were served with wide-body aircraft; at the moment, I cant think of another intra-state widebody flite.
Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1967 times:
Isn't (better said: wasn't) the shortest 747 flight what Sabena did until some years ago: from Brazzaville to Kinshasa FIH? It was actually just a hop over the river. They also used other aircrafts, like the DC10, on this route.
JohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1672 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1900 times:
I know as late as 1995 Delta flew a 767 service from FLL to PBI - I used to take the DFW-FLL portion of the flight frequently. The flight continued on to PBI (only about 30-40 miles away), arriving well after midnight.
Zebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
I can recall in back in '89, I took an AA DC-10 from SAT-DFW approx 250 miles. Although not as short a flt a some of the others mentioned earlier, however I wondered why they were using a widebody on a short segment. After boarding I saw why, It was a full flight. I can also remenber AA flying widebodies to Austin from DFW approx 190 miles.
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777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1690 times:
Continental used to have a flight that operated LAX-PHX-ELP-IAH briefly then LAX-ELP-IAH which often was operated by the DC-10s in the "Pub" configuration. I never worked that flight, but every now and then I would hop on it to meet some friends out in LAX for dinner. The nonstops were tough to get on since I was so junior at the time. Those were the days...
QANTAS747 From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
Come to Australia mate..... Most services on our "Golden Triangle" are wide-bodies. especially the SYD-MEL services, they are all 767's and 330's with the odd 737. SYD-BNE services well with widebodies