AATriple7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 160 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4370 times:
I was looking to fly on a Continental 757-300 in Feb or Mar, and I cant for the life of me find any routes that they are on. If anyone can tell me what has happened to them or where CO will be bringing them that would be great.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4168 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4067 times:
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They don't have many 757-300's, so you won't find those on many routes. They have 4 of them now, if not 4, 5 but not more than 5. They originally ordered 15 units but they recently converted 6 of those to 737-800's among the remaining 11 they still had on order at Boeing. Their 757-300 fleet won't grow much, it'll grow up to 10 units at the very most. Yes, they are based in EWR and are assigned to Florida destinations, because EWR-Florida is the only sector in Continental's system where there is a market for the aircraft. There a lot of leasure travellers living in the area of NY City flying down to Florida for Thanksgiving, X-Mas holidays, February/March...hi-peak seasons in the year. FLL and MCO are two good examples for leasure destinations.
I'm not sure there are any 757-300's based in IAH eventhough it's Continental's largest hub.
Mikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3924 times:
Some CO 757-300 routes for tomorrow:
CO 111 EWR-IAH 0600 0840
CO 1554 EWR-PBI 0735 1030
CO 193 CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO-EWR 0740 1007
CO 1201 EWR-FLL 0745 1042
CO 1255 PBI-EWR 1135 1420
CO 1400 FLL-EWR 1150 1440
CO 21 EWR-CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO 1435 1715
CO 1854 EWR-PBI 1535 1820
CO 1601 EWR-FLL 1615 1917
CO 1293 CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO-EWR 1820 2050
CO 455 PBI-EWR 1925 2203
CO 1700 FLL-EWR 2025 2308
I'm sure theres more but thats the bulk of 'em....
CO2BGR From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3855 times:
All 4 753s are in use on saturdays out of EWR I doubt that they are running them over to guam durring the week. The 753 could have flown LAX-HNL as an equip sub as they have common crews with the 767s at CO. Guam has its own crew base for the 737s out of there but not for the 75/6s CO once flew GUM-NRT on a 764 with EWR crews. There hasent been anything in the EWR 757 bids with 753 flying out of guam, so Im notsure what the story is.
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Scottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6905 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3820 times:
Nope, they're not in Micronesia. In fact, there aren't any 757's flying for Air Mike these days. Just a couple of 767-200's for GUM-NRT and GUM-HNL, and the rest are 737-800's. CO's 757-300's are primarily flying EWR-Florida (CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO, PBI, FLL, RSW) with the occasional trip to IAH, LAS, CLE, and BWI here and there (I'm probably missing a few flights here or there). I'm actually a bit surprised that PBI gets two 753's most days.
Cpharris5514 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3492 times:
I don't know where you're at exactly, but if you want a 753 and are not particular about the airline, you might also try either Northwest or ATA. Northwest flies a few of them from Detroit, Minneapolis, and Seattle. ATA flies a number from Chicago-Midway, with some also continuing on from west coast cities for Hawaii.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16990 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3381 times:
CO has 4 757-300s, they will take delivery (soon) of an additional 5. Their original order was for 15, however the 6 remaining 757-300 orders have been converted to more 737-800 orders.
The 757-300 serves a similar function in CO's fleet to their old A300s, albeit much more cost efficient. In the Winter months it's mostly based at EWR with flights to Florida and some Carribean routes, during the Summer they operate mostly from IAH to California, Las Vegas, Denver, Seattle etc..
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3286 times:
Seems like I remember reading a Trip Report on a CO 753 from SAN-IAH, but I think it was Labor Day?? I didn't realize they had so few in their fleet, especially when using one for CLE-LGW. I guess you make do with what you have. How many 753's does CO have on order ?
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Cessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3090 times:
Continental has the 762 still, right? And they've got tons of 752s, right? So, why are only 4 airplanes such as the 753 required? To me, it just doesn't make any sense. Now, I understand that pre-9-11 I'm sure that they saw a market for them, but then they traded their orders for 738s...if that's the case, why keep the 753? Or, are they able to make a few bucks with it? Are any more on order with Boeing? I'm a little suprised that even after it's debut only a mere FIVE years ago, that the whole line is gonna be closed down. For those airlines looking for a 762 replacement, it's a good bird in my opinion. But then, Boeing's in the habit of building at least two planes of the same size at the same time, I have noticed. Just my two yen...