Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3786 posts, RR: 24 Posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2847 times:
According to a local radio ad (heard by an IAH Spotters Club member), CO is returning to HOU with flights to EWR (735s) and CLE (ERJ145s). Indeed checking http://www.continental.com , these flights are listed in the skeds. I am just not certain of the start up date as there is no special notification of the upcoming HOU service mentioned on their web site.
***BTW, if this has been covered before, please ignore. However I could not locate a similar thread.
Type-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4727 posts, RR: 20 Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 2417 times:
I am glad to see another airline return to HOU. It seems that the traffic at HOU has died down some since the late 90's. There is plenty of unused ticket counter space there, plus they have that nice new addition. I had lunch there last week and I thought the place looked terrific.
Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
Klwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 1954 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 2239 times:
Speaking of my last post, I would like to see CO go from HOU to DEN again! There is no competition on the route, and IAH to DEN is one of CO's key markets, even long after CO's dismantling of the DEN hub.
Drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 4965 posts, RR: 8 Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 2235 times:
If the EWR runs prove successful--Continental has a long way to go before working up to 757s--they are starting at the bottom of their airliner ranks with a 737-500. I'd see them add more flights or cylce it through 733, 73G, 738, 739 before anything else.
NWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 13 Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 2148 times:
I understood that the HOU service was an attempt to make up for the discontinuation of the Ellington Field service, which will be discontinued at the time HOU starts up.
Correct... not that it will completely make up for the loss of EFD-IAH service. Passengers who used to fly routes like EFD-IAH-LAX or EFD-IAH-PHX aren't going to be helped by the new routes out of Hobby... they'll just be stuck with the drive again.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 2061 times:
EWR-HOU, at the most, would go to a 73G, as far as I can see. Anything larger is used for high-density routes, and CO isn't going to take it's limited fleet to undermine the hub in IAH to run a 738 or larger EWR-HOU.
Flyinround731 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 241 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
I remember when UA used to fly into HOU. They used to bring in the 732s, and 733s, maybe the 735s too. This was mainly before the gray scheme was implemented. They left HOU around 92 or 94. I think the only way we'd see a CO 752 at HOU is as an equipment substitution, or a flight low on fuel, needing to land because of t-storms at IAH. It would be nice to see though.
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1947 posts, RR: 16 Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1773 times:
An HOU-related question...
Is Southwest using all the gates on the new Central Concourse now? I know they had opened five or six of them last year for flights to Dallas, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, etc., but that many flights were still on Concourse A. Have they moved everything over now?
Are Concourses B and C still standing or were they demolished? What is the timeframe for rebuilding Concourse A?
Jmsintexas From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 30 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1749 times:
I was out at HOU yesterday, and noticed that Concourse A is still standing, with several gates being used by WN. Concourse C is still standing, and is still being used by AA, DL, and others. I have not been in the new concourse in a while, so I don't know if WN is using all the gates there or not.
As far as additional service at HOU is concerned, I am all for it as I live in Sugar Land and find Hobby to be more convenient than IAH.
Drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 4965 posts, RR: 8 Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1697 times:
I know that the construction at HOU was behind schedule but last time I was there a couple of months ago, they were still standing. As far as a 757 low on fuel--you'd probably see them land at EFD before Hobby due to the empty space and longer runways (even though 75s can land at HOU). I was on a 753 from MSY that almost diverted to EFD for fuel due to weather that had shut down IAH, however while were on approach they opened IAH up and we were the 1st airliner to land back at IAH.
United also ran 727-200s into HOU in the early 90s, I also remember seeing Pan Am 727-200s and 737-200s at Hobby during the same timeframe. Sidenote--I wish Transtar was still around, they had excellent service on their MD80s.