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CO 3 A300's Order  
User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5596 times:

What does Contiental Use the A300's for? I have always wondered, I have never seen them flying nor pictures of them yet I have a Dicast Model and it shows on the airbus orders and deliveries that they Own 3 of them and 3 have been deleveried. .

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User currently offlineVorticity From United States of America, joined May 2004, 337 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5531 times:

I don't think they fly them anymore, they've gone to an all Boeing fleet.

Here's the fleet according to Continental
http://www.continental.com/Travel/inflight/aircraft/default.asp

[Edited 2004-06-10 19:05:38]


Thermodynamics and english units don't mix...
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5522 times:

I thought all of Continental's A300s were ex-Eastern birds. I wasn't aware that any of them were new builds.

They were gone by 95 or so under Bethune's fleet modernization/streamlining process.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5461 times:

Maybe they owned Eastern Birds but the ones that I am refering to are new Builds, Eastern's went to a Leasing company . and many still sit in the desert.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5425 times:

CO has NO A300's in their fleet or on order...PERIOD.


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5379 times:

~ Look on the airbus.com website then look at the orders and deliveries

CO airlines is stated in there as Ordered 3 and Recived 3, but I cant find any tail numbers because I havnt seen any photos to look up who owns these 3 aircraft now.


This card by Interaction Research Corporation is dated April of 1990.

[Edited 2004-06-10 19:40:18]



[Edited 2004-06-10 19:43:21]

User currently offlineInvicta From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5362 times:

CO had 6 A300 not from Eastern (the other 15 were old EA). The 6 CO A300s joined the fleet in about '86 and were WFU back in about '95. Anyway, three of the 6 were ex SQ and the other 3 were new "white tails" that had been sitting in at Airbus for a few years. CO was the first owner of those three, but they weren't built for them.

User currently offlineSU184 From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 235 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5310 times:

CO received 9 A300's direct from Airbus 3 new built and 6 second-hand machines, I am not sure of the total number they operated but it was in mid twenties, 26 rings a bell, saw a couple of them at Newark back in 86.

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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

Yes, I remember with CO was used with Airbus A300 before and they was no longer use them.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4935 times:

First, the A300 has been out of Continental's fleet since the mid to late 90's when Gordon Bethune took over. They where one of this first things he got rid of due to their high cost to operate and the high lease cost. The 3 A300 I found that where delivered NEW to CO are:

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"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4741 times:

Bethune, in his book specifically mentions dropping the A300s as part of his streamlining the company when he became CEO. Because Continental had awful credit at the time they bought them there was no wayto make money flying the things even if they filled every seat on them. So, logically, they got rid of them, I guess it cost them a healthy chunk of change to drop all of them since they were still new at the time but it beats going backwards financially every time they take off.

User currently offlineMiamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4600 times:

That's my favorite Airbus to photograph. The A300 on the meatball colors and even on the newer colors looked great, anyone agrees with me? I miss them buses

User currently offlineN9801F From Samoa, joined Apr 2004, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4518 times:

If memory serves, the A-300's were introduced to CO's fleet about 1985. The company was recovering from (its first) bankruptcy and needed cheap capacity fast. Airbus had some brand new A-300 'white tails' (planes built but without customers to buy them) collecting dust on the shelf - Airbus was eager to get rid of them - so CO got the planes, probably on favorable terms.

Later on, after Texas Air Corp (then parent of CO) bought Eastern, some of Eastern's A-300's were transferred to CO.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4892 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4303 times:

CO only has Embraer's, McDonnel Douglas's, Boeing's, and Beech/Raytheon's


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1061 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4109 times:

Continental doesn't even have Embraer's and Beech/Raytheon aircraft. The Embraers are operated by Express Jet and the Beech are operated by it's CO Connection partners Commute Air and Gulfstream. Granted CO owns a good portion of ExpressJet, but it's still not CO. CO only has Boeing and MD equipment in it's fleet.

User currently offlineTungd From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 103 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

COEWRNJ, you're mostly right...

The Embraer RJ's are all ExpressJet, but Skywest operates EMB-120 props as Continental Connection out of IAH to several smaller markets in TX and LA. Two markets, ABI and SJT, are served by a mixture of both partner airlines.


User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1061 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

Sorry, I forgot about the EMB-120's based at IAH.

User currently offlineBigB From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

Yes, but CO leases ERJs for Express Jet


ETSN Baber, USN
User currently offlineTungd From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 103 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

COEWRNJ,

No problem...Skywest has only been operating out of IAH for a year or less.

If you aren't local or fly to the small markets, you probably wouldn't even know about it!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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