MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6559 posts, RR: 51 Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
It doesn't show up in the reservation system until November 1st...so anything can change between now and then obviously...but CO223 LAX-IAH-MSY is showing "767" equipment on both segments...whether it's a -200 or a -400 I have no idea...but it's in there. The finalized schedules for November probably won't be published until early September, but this could very well happen...if you recall, CO used to fly daily A300 flights (alternating between one and two per day) between the two cities in the early 90's. IAH-MSY is not only a big leisure market but it's also a big business market, with decent yields. We shall see if this comes to pass, but it sure would be nice to have another airline offering scheduled wide body service into here. Just a heads up for anyone interested.
Lear777 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 290 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2483 times:
I actually can't find it anywhere either, including CO.com, but regardless...if it does end up happening, that'd be great.
We usually see a seasonal shift here in Houston between widebodies and 753s, of which MSY sees a few a day. The winter season generally brings 767s back to routes like CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO, LAX, and occasionally, SFO. Generally, CO223 would become CO786 and carry on to CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO (which schedules do show still), but if the MSY news is true, it would now go to New Orleans instead with the same flight number.
It would indeed be a 767-400 in the Pacific configuration, which makes sense given MSY's yield and volume. We could definitely use the seats! It's nice to see IAH-MSY back at a dozen a day after being at 9X for a while. I remember not to long ago when it was flown 13-14X a day (although no 757s...).
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8092 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2442 times:
Sure but Delta fly several 767s a day to MSY. Delta seem to be a real widebody airline, with stacks of 767 service all over the country. Continental are more conservative, so when they fly a single 767 to New Orleans, people are jumping up and down with joy. Hmmm.
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MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6559 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2396 times:
It could be a glitch in this system, but it definetely shows "767" as of 11/1...it shows the flight as a 752 on 10/31, on both the LAX-IAH and IAH-MSY segments. We'll just have to see how it turns out.
Cmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
This would be awesome. Since DL and CO share the same concourse at MSY it will be neat to see DL 762's and 763's along with CO's 762 or 764. I don't see why this could not work. We fill the 753's they (CO) brings over during the summer. Will be very interesting.