Star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4467 times:
Ken777 - would you care to explain what the difference is, from a passenger point of view? I've flown the CO 757 services in Y many times, and fly BA 777 / 747s every few weeks transatlantic, from a passenger perspective the service you get is identical regardless of how big the a/c is - in fact on the 757s you often get looked after better as there are less people! But the seats, legroom, etc. are not affected at all by the a/c size!
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8434 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4446 times:
Star_world, thank you so much for pointing out the idiocy of people who think the number of aisles affect the size of the seat etc. People who actually fly on real planes know the size of the plane has no bearing on the size of their seat and their personal comfort. In fact a small plane is quicker to board and much less hassle at baggage claim etc. People who have never flown on a 757 or a 747 or a 777 don't the difference between them, or that there isn't any difference from a comfort point of view unless you enjoy a shoving match at the carousel with 399 other grumpy and tired travellers.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Billy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4177 times:
To get NWA into GLA requires the permission of KLM. They get half of the revenues from the trans Atlantic opertions of NWA. If there is no cannibalisation of their AMS service, then they would look at it. However, their planes are too big and their 757s cannot make it.
DL has not equipped their 757s either, so that only leaves CO and AA really.
GLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1988 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4147 times:
DL would use a 763 pressumably. What distance can NWA's 752/3's go and how many are ETOPS certified? Do you know of any more rumours regarding GLA for next Summer? And last but not least, how do you get all this info?
Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
Boeingfever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4109 times:
I also don't think the 757 could pull a MIA-BCN. I looked at what they fly outa there and IB is flying a 747-341 in there and then back to Madrid. AA flys the 757 outa there but you connect in JFK and take a IB 747-341 to Madrid again.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3940 times:
I certainly agree that AA could use the 757 on more JFK and BOS routes transatlantically. But MIA to Europe is too long of a reach for the 757...that's not something you want to risk. There is also a great demand for transatlantic traffic. does AA still serve Birmingham, England? Because the 757 could be put to use there...CO flies their 757s there nonstop from EWR. Also, do they still serve Glasgow? Because AA could put their 757s there as well.