Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4493 times:
I have heard late summer. While NW has not made a final determination of which routes the A332 will fly, there are strong rumors and some indications that the type will be introduced on the SFO-NRT and the new PDX-NRT routes.
As739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6313 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4119 times:
Sure hope that NW places the A332 on SFO-NRT first. I'm tired of seeing the DC-10 break and tow away or taxi back after pushback. I personally am not a fan of the new paint job on the DC-10, just doesn't look right!
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A330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3780 times:
When are NW and US scheduled to recieve their Airbus A330-200s?
US is scheduled to receive 10x 332 between 2007 and 2009.
How many 332's does US currently have?
None. US currently operates 9x 333. (Also, 10x 762, which the 332 will likely replace.)
I heard that US had restructured their deal with Airbus during bankruptcy and are only going to take A333s and no longer A332s. Is this true?
What US did during bankruptcy is exchange an order for 1x 333 and 18x 32X for the aforementioned 10x 332 order. Additionally, US has another 19x 32X on order, also scheduled to arrive between 2007 and 2009. US has said that it may not take delivery of all of the narrowbody Airbus aircraft currently on order. (It plans to take delivery of all of the widebodies, however.)
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
US653 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3398 times:
Ok, so I guess I was corrected on my dates. I wasn't quite sure. I think most of the A32X that will be coming in are A321s also, but I'm not sure. I saw a website that had the delivery schedule, but the link is at home so I'll have to check it out later.
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Flamant15 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3340 times:
I think US should just use A332s instead of the A333s. They could sell all the A333s to NW and work out a deal with Airbus to take only A332s. I think this would help them lower costs as they phase out the B762s and would also help them because they would only need to fill less capacity.
SonicKidatBWI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3315 times:
Well I'm no expert and I welcome any positive corrections from other A.net members, but Dlamant15, I don't know how much you know about technical specs on aircraft but it would make no sense for US Airways to ditch all of their A333s because the A332 has significantly more range than the A333. Why would US operate an A332 out of PHL to LGW? It seems to me that wouldn't be too economical. But, like I said, if any A.net members can validate such an idea then please let me know.
Roberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3190 times:
Well you could fill an A333 on any route if you sold tickets for $10 a seat.
The A332 will allow them to be more adaptable. Switching aircraft where necessary will become easier staff crew can operate both. I agree they shall probably replace the 767 routes freeing up aircraft for new routes.
Anyone know if US will be thinking of a PHL-NRT route, as the new A332's can - unlike the A333's - handle the range.
SonicKidatBWI Is it quite necessary to post in such a ridiculous colour. I find it hurts my eyes when reading your comments.
: US on PHL-NRT, absolutely not and I really dont think the 332 has that sort of range. There are so many reasons why this will never happen but its not
: PHL-NRT = 5800nm A332 range = 6650nm range Anyone else care to point out a reason why this route would not work. Being from the UK i am not up to date
: The aircraft could conceivably complete the route, but I don't know that they'd want to. N