CALMSP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1491 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1415 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1374 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.