Ramerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1487 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1917 times:
I was just looking around the e-timetable for CO and saw something interesting! I was looking up the equipment to Hawaii and to OGG, Maui, the equipment was EQV which stands for variable equipment. I figured that there are a bunch or flights that are 6 days a week and the equipment would service OGG on the off day but why variable equipment?? They have 3 or 4 listing for flights to places like Mexico when they use different versions of the 37 and at different times, so why wouldn't they do the same for the OGG flight? Do they not know what equipment it will be? I'm sure they do but why withhold the info? Anyway, what I really want to know is what equipment they will use this summer?
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2721 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1851 times:
You were probably looking at CO's direct roundtrip from EWR-OGG (flights 49/48) with a stop in IAH. The reason that it says EQV is because the equipment type for the flight changes with the stop in IAH. The IAH-OGG leg is always operated with a 764, but the EWR-IAH is not. Since the flight number stays the same but the aircraft type changes, they list it as EQV. It is often a 752 to a 764, although this isn't always the case.
Ramerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1786 times:
I know that there are different A/C on that route but why not post the type of plane. The could fir 767,764 in the box. They fit 2 and 3 A/C in the equip. box.
If it is as Cory1688 said, why wouldn't the flights be two different numbers? It is not a 1 stop flight if you must get off and switch planes. A 1 stop to my understanding was a same plane stop. I have never heard of one flight number being used for 2 different A/C; only on one A/C making stops.