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CO 3 A300's Order  
User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5653 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 (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5588 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, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5579 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 (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5518 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 (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5482 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 (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5436 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, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5419 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, 236 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5367 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 (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5093 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 (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4992 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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User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4798 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 (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4657 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, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4575 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, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4360 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, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4166 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 (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4022 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, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

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

User currently offlineBigB From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3925 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 (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3839 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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