AmericanAirFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 410 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1583 times:
I always plane spot at AUS which is Austin Bergstrom INTL airport and I was wondering why AUS has gone so regional with mostly express airliners like ASA,Delta Connection,Continental Express and so on. I miss all those 757's and big airplanes what happened to them and why do we get so many 732's here at AUS?
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1542 times:
AUS is within the short-range "shadow" of AA/CO hubs at DFW/IAH, respectively, so that explains the RJs...
As far as the 737-200s go, they don't have the long-range performance that other 737 variants have, thus airlines that still operate the -200s run them into AUS from short-range and mid-range points. The "new" AUS has much better aircraft performance than the the old Mueller location (especially when they were using 31L), so the new AUS airport is a good fit for the older aircraft.
You should be seeing steadily fewer SWA 737-200s, since they are being retired. There should only be 5 or 6 in the fleet by the end of this year, and the remainder should be gone during the first quarter of 2005.
KAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1975 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1401 times:
Trans Meridian always seems to have a 757 parked at AUS, they must have several flights per day. CO still has a 757 on a late night arrival/early morning departure and I see AA 757's here occasionally. However, you are correct, there has been a huge increase in the number of RJ's since 2002. When I first moved here during that year, RJ's were actually pretty rare at AUS.....now it seems that every other flight a CRJ, ERJ, or Avro. This has probably happened everywhere across the country since 911, but I'm guessing that there was a particular need to downsize capacity in AUS after the tech bubble burst in the early 2000's.
We get a lot of WN 732's southwest only uses them on intra-texas routes and I guess ATL-AUS is just one of the routes delta likes to use the 732 on.
MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1338 times:
CO sends a 753 to AUS, that's not too shabby. Also a good number of 738's. AA has ended the 757 service on the DFW route. All M80's now. Back in the day they ran DC10's up to DFW a couple of times per day. Delta is still mostly 732/M88 from what I can tell.
COfaninBOS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1247 times:
Considering how close AUS is to DWF and IAH, it has quite a few mainline flights left. Here's the current schedule breakdown.
733 and 73G to BWI
five 733s, five 73Ss, and three 735s to DAL
three 733s and a 735 to ELP
73S to HRL
two 73Gs, three 733s, two 73Ss, and three 735s to HOU
two 73Gs and a 733 to LAS
73G to LAX
two 733s to LBB
733 and 735 to MAF
two 733s to BNA
73G to CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO
four 733s to PHX
73G to SAN
73G to TPA
four M80s, a 73S, and two CR7s to ATL
73S and CRJ to CVG
eight CRJs to DFW
three CR7s and a CRJ to ORD
733, 735, two CR7s and a CRJ to DEN
CR7 to SFO
two CR7s to IAD
six M80s to ORD
four M83s and ten M80s to DFW
M83 and M80 to HOU
three M80s to LAX
three ERJs to STL
M83 and two M80s to SJC
two ERJs to CLE
757, six 738s, two 733s, and a 735 to IAH
two 735s to EWR
two 733s and a CR7 to DEN
319 to DTW
three CRJs to MEM
two DRSs and a ARJ to MSP