John From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5160 times:
Once the 332 joins the fleet in 2006(?), do you see US Airways expanding across the Pacific and Asia? South America I believe, is inevitable, probably as soon as next year. The 333s can handle that, no problem. What is maximium range on the 332, full payload? Could it do say, CLT-Tokyo NON-stop? Will they dump the 762s once the 332s start arriving? Anyone care to speculate?
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1102 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5143 times:
Ummm... not sure that South America is inevitable. They seem pretty keen on just focusing on rebuilding themselves. I certainly wouldn't expect any major expansion to the Pacific Rim, as their customers can simply use UAL to do that. Some European routes might be added, but nothing major. Some analysts have suggested, though I'm not sure i agree, that US has been repositioned for a takeover. Costs have been reduced, the fleet has been simplified, and Labor contracts renegotiated.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5104 times:
I think the 332's will replace the 762's...although on transcons that currently use the 762 (still one to LAX I think?), I think that gate space at the west coast airports prevents US from using the 330's there...I remember seeing somewheres that they wanted to put the 333 in service to LAX but couldnt for that reason...
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Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3234 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5014 times:
The 332's are going to replace the 762's. So you'll see the 332's doing some transatlantic routes as well as some flights to caribbean from CLT and PHL. Expansion to the pacific is highly unlikely, if anything PHL would be the candidate for maybe NRT, but that's years away. With the 332's there will probably be more transatlantic expansion with maybe a few more destinations. I can see possible expansion to South America but i think it's a ways off. Right now they can easily code-share with UA to South America, hence why they opened the Buenos Aires office.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12163 posts, RR: 35 Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4960 times:
I see the 332s replacing the 767s on European routes (gosh, there's a sharp observation!) and increasing services there. One country that should definitely see them is Ireland, with the lifting of the access restrictions there. Both Philly and PIT have strong Irish connections and perhaps a route from BOS or even CLT to Dublin might be considered.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4907 times:
US Airways probably won't expand into Asia. It now has the Star Alliance to help it get a toehold there, with UA, SQ, NZ, NH, TG, all sizeable players there. The A330-200's will replace all B767-200's which are getting long in the tooth. You will see A330-200's on routes currently served with the 762, that include PHL-DUB/SNN, PHL-MUC, and so forth. You will also see 332's doing some Caribbean flights during the Winter season. I would not rule out US adding a flight or two to Latin America, perhaps Lima and northern Latin Am. first, then deeper, but not now.
John From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 6 Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4901 times:
How about Zurich, Lisbon, Barcelona, Milan, Nice, Copenhagen? These are all cities that I believe have been considered at one point....It'll be interesting to see if any of these cities will be added over the next couple of years. Incidentally, I understand those Shannon and Dublin flights have been very well received and are FULL every day! I'll bet these routes will end up staying year round.
N102DA From United States of America, joined May 2002, 49 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4697 times:
I can vouch for the high-loads US is experiencing on the PHL-DUB route. I flew on US 306 on 14 June, with a return on US 307 on 21 June. Both flights were overbooked and were almost full back in April when I booked them (of course the low introductory fares probably had a lot to do with it). Best of luck to US on these new transatlantic routes. Now if they can only get the baggage situation at PHL worked out...
B764 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 741 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4665 times:
I sure hope US does better in the pocket book. A 767 pilot told me that if the economy turns around the US starts making money, then you'll see the 332's before 2006. I'd like to see CLT-MUC, CLT-CDG, CLT-SJU. Also would like to see an upgrade in service CLT-FRA.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6095 posts, RR: 11 Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4420 times:
A realistic route for US in Latin America could be CLT-CCS or PHL-CCS (served with the A320 from PHL and A319 from CLT)
Other possible Euriopean destinations when A332's join the fleet might be
- Brussels, Belgium
- Milan, Italy
- Stockholm, Sweeden
- Athens, Greece
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1102 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4366 times:
Delta addressed the issue of VIE in an employee magazine within the last couple of years. When there was a flight to VIE from ATL, it was operated by Austrian and was when Delta had a codeshare with Austrian. Delta has said that VIE doesn't have the necessary O&D business market for their product, and thus they choose to serve via Paris. US has a far less extensive presence in Europe, so I think that any flight to VIE would be unlikely unless they started during a massive codeshare with Austrian through the Star Alliance.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4286 times:
US briefly had the A330 on PHL-MIA for something like 2 months about 2 years ago or so as a continuation of the FCO-PHL flight...to my knowledge this was the only regular domestic A330 flight (SJU aside) besides the occasional interhub repo flights...
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