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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

I understand that Thanksgiving is one of the biggest days of flying of the year.

I hear that this is the day that you'd see big substitutions like AA bringing a 767 into LGA instead of a 757 and similar changes.

Any news of anything like that coming into NYC that day?



Phil Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Actually, it's the day before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after Thanksgiving (the holiday itself isn't a busy travel day). Last year DL changed quite a bit of its schedule -- for example, we received a couple of B763 to-from ATL again + B738 to CVG to replace the CRJ. It looks like DL isn't playing that game this year...

User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2644 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

IndustrialPate:

I again find myself agreeing w/ you. DL likely will just keep the a/c full.

As in a perfect world, A full flight is a profitable flight. Which DL needs!



B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

I know DAL has upgraded equipment into and out of IND for the three big races (at The Speedway) in the past. And IndustrialPate is correct about the travel days, Wednesday and Sunday are the big travel days in the industry.


Flying is the second greatest thrill known to mankind, landing is the first!
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

Thanksgiving Day (along with most other holidays) are usually very good days for non reving. Lower than usual loads on most routes. The Sunday after, however, is packed, as is the day before.

It's a shame that Delta doesn't fly scheduled 767's into DTW anymore from ATL...but it's not surprising.


Steve in New Orleans


User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

I hope we get some upgrades here at FLL, or dowgrades. looking at 764's and 757s and A320s is boring. I do like the lone Air Transat L1011, though!

User currently offline738_Driver From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

No AA upgrades like that at LGA.... A 767 won't fit.

User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

what do you mean it wont fit?



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineBigB From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

No AA upgrades like that at LGA.... A 767 won't fit.

767s will fit at LGA.



ETSN Baber, USN
User currently offlineRducky From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

738 Driver

AA's B767 will fit nicely into and out of LGA. If you are worried about the size of the a/c not to worry, I am sure its well within its operational limitations..

rducky



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

Delta flies daily 764's into LGA. Trust me, they fit.


Steve in New Orleans


User currently offlineAASTEW From Dominican Republic, joined Oct 2001, 447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

738 Driver

AA has flown DC-10's and B767-300's into LGA in the past. Furthermore, I believe DL flies a B767-400 into LGA.

AALGASTEW


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

738_Driver likely meant that it will not fit within AA's schedule, not the airport.

User currently offlineRducky From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Here are nice examples of B767 fitting nicely into and out of LGA:



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rducky  Smile



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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

AA actually brought in a 767 as an equip sub from a 757 a few weeks ago.


Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3404 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

On a similar note, next week is typically noted as the holiday rush week for cargo operations. Here in Philadelphia because of the UPS regional hub, we typically see at least 5-10 cargo extra cargo 747's, DC-10s, MD-11's a day between Monday-Thurday.

User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

I knew everyone would pounce on him with the 767 thing. lol

Delta flies tow 767-400s into LGA a day form ATL, arriving at 1030 and 1630, and departing at 1200 and 1800.



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

I knew everyone would pounce on him with the 767 thing.

It's actually a her, and she works within AA scheduling. I believe she meant that AA had no room to schedule a B767 into LGA -- that that they had no room for it at LGA...


User currently offlineGrowly150 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

I will be flying DEN-ABQ-DEN on UA wednesday the 26th, and sunday the 30th. Is there anything I should do differently due to the high pax concentration?

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