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CO Announces New Service  
User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3412 posts, RR: 17
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

EWR-BGI 4x weekly on a 73G beginning 12/18/03
IAH- Cuidad Del Carmen daily ER4 effective 12/17/03

For anyone who has never been, Barbados is a real nice place. Not that I'm an expert or anything, but I've never heard of the other city in Mexico.

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User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

We're also getting a nonstop to EWR from TUS starting 12/17. It will be operated by a B735 7 days a week. It's a trial flight so get everyone to buy tickets so it stays! TUS's only nonstop to the NY area!!

User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3088 times:

CD. del Carmen is in the Mexican state of Chiapas, I think so anyway. I once talked to a person who went there, he said the service was because of the oil business. Thats probably why they started service, to tap some of the untapped oil of Chiapas

-Copa


User currently offlineJOSEMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

>>CD. del Carmen is in the Mexican state of Chiapas, I think so anyway<<

Actually, it's in the state of Campeche (in the Gulf of Mexico). But you're right, it's economy depends mainly on the oil industry.


User currently offlineJOSEMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3006 times:



Sorry, duplicate post.

[Edited 2003-09-29 20:56:40]

User currently onlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3935 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2988 times:
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CDE is a very large oil based, most likely started to link the oil industry in the US


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User currently onlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4654 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

DAB-CLE daily XRJ also starts on 12/17 to complement 2x EWR service.


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13547 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2800 times:
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For anyone who has never been, Barbados is a real nice place.

And if you go, be sure to try the Bajan Flying Fish, a local specialty. It's fantastic!



"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineTLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

Flyboyaz, are you sure the EWR-TUS flight will be a 735? I am not sure if that plane has the range for that flight (I could be wrong though...). A 737-700 would be able to handle the route without any problem. Is this the first nonstop from TUS to NYC?


Bill in ATL
User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

Yeah it's a 735...we had it a couple of years ago when they did a TUS-EWR run. The 735 has a range of about 2400nm I believe and its about 1800nm to TUS.

User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

The 735 does have more than enough range to fly to TUS.



Sean from MCO



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5766 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

Also, the 735 makes the EWR-DFW runs all day long. I wish they'd bump it up to a 73G sometime! Oh well.

R


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16855 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

"Flyboyaz, are you sure the EWR-TUS flight will be a 735? I am not sure if that plane has the range for that flight (I could be wrong though...). A 737-700 would be able to handle the route without any problem. Is this the first nonstop from TUS to NYC?"

CO was flying nonstop (on Saturdays only) between EWR-TUS and EWR-Albuquerque with 737-500s prior to 9-11.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Correct me if I am wrong, but there is no IFE on the 735. That a long haul with no movie. Better crank out the cd player!


"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Actually Tommy, alot of CO's classic 737's (-300 and -500) do have IFE's. They are the type that hang down from the ceiling. I've seen some that do not but I have flown on some that do.

User currently offlineJOSEMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2308 times:


>>>alot of CO's classic 737's (-300 and -500) do have IFE's<<<

Actually, only some 733's and no 735's have IFE.


User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Thanks for clearifying that....I figured the 500's did since they are used on some pretty long flights. We have them in TUS but I never noticed before!

Again, it's only a test so if it does well, I imagine they would upgrade it to a 700 since it is such a long flight without entertainment. I guess the FA's will have to do a dance number  Smile/happy/getting dizzy .


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

Anybody know what increases SRQ will get this winter?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

727Lover, SRQ will get a seasonal CLE flight, with the XRJ. Not sure if there's any increases out of EWR or IAH.

User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2025 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

It is so interesting that lately CO and COexpress are opening or will open routes based on the oil industry. Since BFL got that big grant to lure CO, and now this little city in Mexico is getting service. CO already has service to other purely industrial locations in Mexico. I've heard Merida is like that. Never been there though.

Many, many, many years ago CO flew to Maracaibo Venezuela. Wonder if they'll be going back.

I think it is only a matter of time before CO starts serving some middle eastern oil "crude destinations." Maybe they would do the old TWA route to CAI and Riyadh or something similar. Kuwait City maybe, maybe? Kuwait goes nonstop to JFK a couple times a week in addition to their flights via LHR.

I've heard they're interested in Dubai. Even though will codeshare with Emirates, they still compete with carriers they codeshare with. Witness KLM and CO competing on the IAH-AMS route.


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