Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1608 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5441 times:
This may have been discussed before, but I was wondering which airline had the most scheduled wide body flights in the US. My guess would be DL, mostly because of the amount of 767s they have and the Florida service that regularly sees 777s, MD11s, and 767s. Any official numbers?
Cessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5407 times:
JAL or ANA...domestically within Japan...
Where else can you fly on one of 5 777-300s on an hour long hop from Haneda to Itami?
Where else can you fly a 747-400D from Haneda to Fukuoka for only about two hours? And often?
Where else can you find the A300, the 767, and other 777-200s flying all over those islands in a flying frenzie?
I would have to point to Japan when it comes to the most widebody domestic service, in my opinion, there is no other place on the world that needs it like they do in Japan.
Going to Japan soon? Got some free time and a few extra dollars (or Yen)? Just book a 777-300 flight or get a superseat flight on a -400D and come back an hour after you arrive. Then, you can say... "I flew on a 777-300 finally!!!" I have...and let me say, sitting in the back on a crosswind landing is...wierd... That plane is a long mother!
WorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5379 times:
AA, DL, and UA all have about 25% of their mainline fleet in widebodies. AA and UA use many more aircraft to support their international operations given that deep South America and Asia flights usually require at least 2 aircraft per route and AA and UA are both bigger than DL in those regions; nearly all European routes can be served with one aircraft (plus a maintenance backup for several routes).
AA and UA use their domestic widebodies predominantly on transcons while Delta's are used primarily through its hubs. Delta has over 100 767's - the largest 767 fleet in the world (including the 767ER's flying the Atlantic). UA and AA are leaders w/ 777's - better suited for long haul international routes.
IndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5353 times:
(for the record, I'm only including the 48 states & Alaska as domestic)
DL has the most domestic widebody flying, and most of it is concentrated at ATL. UA is pretty far behind DL these days... there's not many places their 767/777/747 these days, and it's not as often as it use to be (for example, virtually all of their ORD-LAX flights were operated by 767/777/747 just two years ago... now only a fourth of them are). AA would be last... there's very, very few widebodies ex-DFW/ORD (DFW-MIA sometimes has quiet a few; other than that, there's only a few flights to LAX and SFO with them... and a 777 repositioning flight between the two hubs). All of the JFK-LAX/SFO are operated by them, and select transcontinental flights elsewhere are as well... MIA sees the most widebodies, with 767/777 to DFW, LAX and (usually) SFO and 767/AB6 to major East Coast cities.
CO would be next... they fly B767 from IAH to (sometimes - just a single flight) SFO, LAX (sometimes a 777), EWR (repositioning 777s) and CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO... EWR sees them to LAX, SFO, IAH and CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO (seasonal). US use to fly B762 to LAX, but not anymore... now there's a flight or two from PIT/PHL/CLT to CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO with them, but that's it. NW does not have any scheduled domestic widebody flying, but they do operate them on a last-minute or holiday basis.