CALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4165 posts, RR: 8 Posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
CO announced today that they are converting 4 757 businness cabins into the domestic configurations. Therefore adding 8 more first class seats and 3 in coach. Adding an additional 44 seats to our market (wow alot huh!).
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1387 times:
Makes sense, ever since the 762 and 764 arrived, CO flies far fewer 757 on "business-first" routes (transatlantic and select latin american routes) and many of the international 757s simply fly domestic routes (I was on a 757B last week FLL-EWR).
The 75B, with only 16 first class seats, cuts revenue potential and limits upgrade possibilities on domestic flights which is a problem for CO. For example, on my flight last week, the 75B subbed for a standard 757, and 6 gold elite and 2 silver elite passengers were un-upgraded on the flight....they were obviously not happy. Luckily, I did sit up front and the BusinessFirst Seats are a treat, but are really not necessary for the shorter-haul flights.
Does anyone have an exact number of how many CO 757s are in domestic configuration and how many are in international configuration?
PSAMD80 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1346 times:
Continental currently has 18 B.757-224's configured in the Business First cabin configuration of 16/156 and 23 B.757-224's in domestic 24/159 configuration. CO recently said it would re-fit some of the BF aircraft to domestic configuration.