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Continental's First Flight To Oslo...  
User currently offlineLorenz From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 134 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7323 times:

Hello,

Can anbody in the States, pref. from Continental confirm that the company WILL start up the OSL service from 17th June - from Newark?

The routing is as follows;

17JUN04 EWR 20:00 - ARR 18JUN04 OSL 0945

The flight is located both in Amadeus and on OSL official homepages, but not on the COA website's timetable search..

Anyone

Cheers!

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User currently offlineJuniorSpotter From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7242 times:

I've seen it on CO's web page. The funny thing is that they state the equip. to be a 752. Uhm...

Cheers!
Danny



If something can go wrong, it will.
User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7227 times:

I've seen it on CO's web page. The funny thing is that they state the equip. to be a 752. Uhm...

Uuhm, funny? Maybe they state the equipment to be a 752 because they WILL fly a 757-200 to Oslo?!  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7194 times:

AFAIK, CO plans to operate the 752 EWR-OSL. I've never heard anything else even reasonably speculated.

Steve


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7182 times:

Why not the 764 to OSL? Much better choise IMO.


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User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7163 times:

Why not the 764 to OSL? Much better choise IMO.

Could be related to the possibility that the demand on this route does rather justify the usage of a smaller airplane like the 762 or (as in this case) the 752?  Nuts

The Swedes seem to be a bit confused at the moment, they should rather watch football now.  Smile


User currently offlineFraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7142 times:

Because there is not enough demand on that route for a 764 as CO is using them on routes with a lot more business travel.

Regarding the 752. CO is making tons of money with them to smaller European destinations.
Please do not start a discussion about narrowbodies on transatlantic flights. It has been discussed to death.


User currently offlineLorenz From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7136 times:

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AFAIK, CO plans to operate the 752 EWR-OSL. I've never heard anything else even reasonably speculated.
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Yes, they will start up eventually. The big Q is, will they start up on the planned date of June 18th, as stated in the press release earlier.

The weird thing is that there are no departures from EWR to OSL on the evening 17th June.. And AFAIK the plane is fully booked inbound OSL..

Flt numbers are COA038/039 if anyone can check it out - thanks!



User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7118 times:

Not intrested in SWE-BUL game!
Hell, they might as well take the 738 over the pond....



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User currently offlineFlybhx764 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 267 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7053 times:

Continental have chose the right aircraft for the route, if the loads are great, then next summer you rwill see an upgrade. Where ever the 752 can reach, ,CO will use it. I think thet 752 might just be right on the route. I hope it does well

User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7013 times:

If you go to continental.com you will see CO38 is in the schedule for 6/17 with an 8:00PM departure arriving in OSL at 9:45AM. Why would you question whether or not the service will start? There has been no indication anywhere that would make one think otherwise. CO even announced it again in a press release for their summer schedule last week. As for the 757 it is a fine aircraft for the route until it becomes more established.

User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7003 times:

A bit out of date maybe

Do share with us:
how exactly is operating an ETOPS routing on an aircraft whose breakeven point is the lowest in their transoceanic fleet... "a bit out of date"?


Concorde-Boy, I think Solnabo was referring to the timing of your reply...which doesn´t make his post any more valuable, I have to add.

On topic: I hope CO will do well with this flight. Offering 757 services to "thinner" destinations like OSL is better than offering no service at all (at least from a passenger´s point of view). Those who permanently want to fly on a 744, 777 or A340 may do so by booking other flights.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6991 times:

they might as well take the 738 over the pond

CO has contemplated and decided against opping any 737s transatlantically


User currently offlineJuniorSpotter From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6941 times:

What I found funny with flying the 752 to OSL, was that I was expecting to see a 767 or so...is that illegal to think? I'm just not used to seeing a 757 cross the pond...I guess I'm not such a sovereign aviation freak...........  Insane

9V-SPF - I am actually watching the game at the same time, and we're doing pretty okay so far.

Cheers!
Danny



If something can go wrong, it will.
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6915 times:

I´m sorry.....had a bad day today, slightly p---d off at everything!! *lol*
Dont care if CO fly a Shorts or a blipper over the pond  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Mike



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User currently offlineJuniorSpotter From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6898 times:

What's up, Micke? Did something bad happen to Airbus?  Big grin Skojar bara, din bäver. Although...I'd like to se NW fly a DC9 across the pond. Big grin Couldn't resist.

Danny



If something can go wrong, it will.
User currently offlineLorenz From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6856 times:

COA has told the airport handling companies that their regular operations will be operated with the B757-200/ET. But they also have incl. B767-400 and 777-200, depending on the "market" during the Summer.

And ARN folks, dont be dissapointed, you guys got Malasian 777-200 coming during Winter 04/05!


User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6855 times:

It´s okay, JuniorSpotter, I didn´t mean to offend you. Well done to the swedish football team btw.  Smile

User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6762 times:

But ConcordeBoy... then shouldn't your signature be translated for the benefit of those that do not read French? *tisk* *tisk*

But back on topic... I didn't even know CO was starting service to OSL. How nice... finally an American carrier returning to Scandinavia. Now just to wait for a West Coast-Scandinavia (not including Denmark) service Big grin

[Edited 2004-06-14 23:12:31]


Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6562 times:

Just because SAS can't compete on this route. You Swedes don't have to be so upset about it.
BA been flying Trans-Atlantic with B752 for a number of years now.



747SP
User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6482 times:

CO Flight 38...SA - New Jersey">EWR-OSL... on June 16 loads are as follows:

First: 16/16 (however they all appear to be SA)">CO employees riding on PS or SA)
Coach: 150/156 with only 9 or so being Non-Revs


SA)">CO Flight 39... OSL-SA - New Jersey">EWR... on June 17 loads are as follows:

First: 10/16 (2 Non-revs)
Coach: 152/156 (4 non-revs)

Basically both aircraft will be essentially full

EDIT: anyone know why the post is all messed up?

[Edited 2004-06-15 04:52:55]

User currently offlineVadheim From Norway, joined Jul 2000, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6342 times:

Yes, Continental Airlines first flight to Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL) will arrive on Friday morning @ 09:45am  Smile

Hopefully, this route will do well as long as SAS stay out of the way (I can't see that happen unfortunately.....). Maybe we can have the B767 eventually, thinking of increased cargo capacity between Norway and the U.S.


User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6171 times:

Hi

No offence intended, but I am fairly surprised that CO are even flying to OSL, even if it is "only" with a 757. Do people think this route will be a success? It will certainly be interesting to see what happens; very unusual to see a US carrier in Scandinavia these days.

regards


User currently offlineVadheim From Norway, joined Jul 2000, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6128 times:

Scandinavia has 20 million people (e.g. same as Australia), so it is about time we have an American carrier here again  Big grin There are also close relations between Scandinavia and America historically and economically!


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5961 times:

Sweden contributes with engineparts from Volvo Aero and a frame to the wings from SAAB to Airbus!
Pbb: U got no humor att all whatsoever! The writing in swedish was a JOKE  Insane

Mike/SE
jeeehhhhzuz



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25 Heisan67 : And from what I've heard CO plans a 3 weekly service during the winter periode. Operating the folowing days: 1-5-7
26 STT757 : CO has been flying 757s across the Atlantic for almost 10 years now, they have been very successful and profitable for the airline. Business traveler
27 Christiaan : Just because SAS can't compete on this route. You Swedes don't have to be so upset about it. BA been flying Trans-Atlantic with B752 for a number of y
28 Scottb : SAS may have been the only airline running the route, but they were clearly not able to make it work profitably recently, or they'd still be running i
29 ScottishLaddie : CO seems to start almost all their new routes on a 752 for the first year or so. GLA, EDI, OSL, MAN amongst others all started at 752s, EDI and OSL as
30 Sk945 : I think its great that CO coming to OSL. Just hope that all you Norweigans use this flight instead of going with KLM or BA to USA. I'm not upset, even
31 Jetboy80 : Do anybody know if SAS Airbus 321 can make it from Oslo to New York? I know they have talked about outpace the 321 operations, but maybe they should p
32 ConcordeBoy : BA been flying Trans-Atlantic with B752 for a number of years now ...BA hasn't flown TransAtlantic with a 752 for a number of years now.
33 MadViking : Speaking of COs 757, they are launching the B757 Winglet Program with Aviation Partners Boeing. Eleven 738s and eleven 752s will be initially fitted w
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