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US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?  
User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2999 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9362 times:

US Airways has quite a large fleet of 757-200's (around 34), and I have read from a source that US Airways seem to be grounding a lot of these in favour of using their A321's.

I know US Airways is keen to expand their Transatlantic routes, and are running there A330 and 767 fleet to max with no further expansions of these aircraft possible.

Why doesn't US Airways follow CO's example and use their 757-200's on some routes. Routes that would be ideal for this is the PHL to SNN, DUB, MAN and GLA, as well as some low density routes to mainland Europe.

I dont really know much info of US Airways' 757-200 fleet, are they shorter range compared to the 757's operated by CO.

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User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9253 times:

Why would MAN be an ideal route? I understand from informed sources that thier A330s operate this route near to capacity, especially during the summer months. If they didn't one would assume that the service would already have been downgraded to a 767.

User currently offlineKA501 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9129 times:

Would cost them a small fortune to convert their B757s to transatlantic specification I would imagine.

User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9048 times:

Plus, the interiors of all their 757s have all been reconfigured to higher density seating, from F24Y158 to F8Y185. I don't believe any of them are ETOPS certified.

User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8988 times:

Wouldn't the 757s flying on the transatlantic routes have to be almost full, to make any profit?


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User currently offlineNyskymasters From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8941 times:

May not have to be full to make a profit depending on the route.

Although I am not sure but US B757's may not be ETOPS certified. The only way to fly across the Atlantic without being ETOPS certified is to fly way up north across Greenland and Iceland which in turn would limit where you could fly nonstop. Does anyone know about the ETOPS for US?

As far as MAN, the loads are nothing but full, full, full, for any carrier that flies into there. Hence, why CO is upgrading to a B777 starting this summer.


User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8841 times:

NO ETOPS for the US 757-200.

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16795 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8713 times:

US Airways 757s are nearly 20 years old and no ETOPS, CO's are less than 10 and are all ETOPs.


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User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8550 times:

US has a mixture of older 757's with quite a few newer ones that are only around 10 years old.


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User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8358 times:

Sorry I should have thought more closely about the MAN-PHL route as you said this be operated by a 762 if it wasn't that popular.

I am just surprised it is operated by an A330-300 as most transatlantic routes operated both out of London and Manchester usually involve smaller equipment on the MAN route as there isn't the same size market compared to London.

Does anyone know the history of the MAN-PHL route has this been operating long and before the A330-300's were used what aircraft did US use?


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7359 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8264 times:
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MAN-PHL started May 2000 using 762s and was upgraded to A330s in Feb 2001.

David


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8210 times:

Anyone got any ideas on how successful they think the PHL - GLA flights will be?


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User currently offlineKA501 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8156 times:

Know usage of the MAN-PHL service is heavy from the pharmacuticals industry which is big in both areas! Thats the reason Delta used route MAN-JFK-PHL with the DL138.

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