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CO Returning To HOU  
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3860 posts, RR: 23
Posted (9 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 3030 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.

Thomas


"Show me the Braniffs"
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User currently offlineJetliner145 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

Thats cool. Im glad there returning 2 HOU.

jetliner Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1061 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

The service to both EWR and CLE begin on September 8th. EWR gets one 735 and CLE get 2 ERJ's.
CO's website has it misprinted. They reversed the two to show EWR as one RJ and CLE two 735's.


User currently offlineGitano From Puerto Rico, joined Aug 2004, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 2861 times:

This is what is shows on Shares:

1CO1446 A9 D7 Z7 Y9 H9 HOUEWR 715A 1144A 735 0 T329 BBBSSN
K9 N9 B9 V9 U9 Q9 I9 S9 W9 T9 X9 L9 SSSSSSSSSSSS


1CO3285* Y9 H9 K9 N9 B9 HOUCLE 155P 548P ERJ 0 T253 SSSSN
V9 U9 Q9 I9 S9 W9 T9 X9 L0


User currently offlineType-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4842 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2600 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!
User currently offlineBigB From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Nice to see CO do these flights even though aircraft maintance have been taken place in HOU since the TI take over.

There a lot of unused Gates on Concourse A too.

Ticket counter space is an issue because of the belt config.



ETSN Baber, USN
User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Thomas,

I think we decided it was on 95.7 FM, not 740 AM. Someone else heard it, too.

Now HOU traffic will be WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, CO, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, CO, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, WN...... Outstanding!

Matt


User currently offlineCougarAviator From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

I wish Contiental would add more cities, rather than just add service to other hubs. But oh well, any addition to HOU is better than none.

It would be nice if Continental snuck in a 757 to HOU every now and then.  Smile That would turn some heads.



Failure is not an option.....
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3860 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2502 times:

Well CO tried service to a number of cities from HOU in the late 80s but it just did not oan out.


*BTW, right now ( 7:40 AM CDT) Gordon Buthune is being interviewd on the History Channel "History's Business",

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 1977 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2432 times:
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I remember in the early 90's, CO and UA had nonstop service from DEN to HOU to complement service to IAH. Both eventually dropped it. I think CO did first, then UA did later.

User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 1977 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2422 times:
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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.

User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5062 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2418 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.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5213 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2334 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.


Consilivm: Cave ne nothi te vexant
User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2331 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.


Regards,

N-Dub



Create your own luck.
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2244 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.

User currently offlineAASTEW From Dominican Republic, joined Oct 2001, 447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

AA already operates nonstops to NYC, I believe it's two flights a day on the Super 80. It would be great for CO to finally join, considering they have a big hub in NJ.

User currently offlineBigB From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Thats right stew

AUS-HOU-LGA

LGA-HOU-AUS



ETSN Baber, USN
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3387 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

September 8th eh... Interesting date, same day Air Canada replaces the 2 zip 732s daily YVR-YXY to one mainline A319...



CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineFlyinround731 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2051 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.
-Joe


User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1991 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1956 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?


User currently offlineJmsintexas From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1932 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.


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5062 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1880 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.



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