BrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1282 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2383 times:
We're seeing the AT 744 quite often indeed here at BRU, and it's a bit odd to be operating this aircraft on such routes. I believe that the JFK flights do not support enough frequencies to monopolize the aircraft. They used to fly to Montreal also but don't know anything about that. Also, it happens often than the aircraft is not even coming in from CMN but from other places like Oujda.
AirxLiban (Aaah! I'll fly back to BEY on Thursday night!), I remember seeing the AT 744 at BEY like 2 years ago (during the night). Not sure whether it was a regular flight or a (royal) charter though.
AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4495 posts, RR: 54 Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2369 times:
AirxLiban (Aaah! I'll fly back to BEY on Thursday night!)
Christian I wish I could come with you! I am miles away here in Los Angeles and am missing Lebanon very much.
Would also have loved to see their 744 at BEY. BEY is the breeding ground for all these 32Xs and 737s etc so it is great to see any widebody come in, especially from the west, from where most airlines send these narrow bodies.
regarding regular flight or royal charter i am also wondering what the deal is with their service. hopefully someone else can shed some light on this?
SFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2370 times:
Ah, Morocco. I envy you if you are going to fly to Casablanca. The girl who broke my heart lives there. I know it wasn't mean to be, but I miss her a lot. Anyway, sorry for the digression and have a great trip.
BrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1282 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
Well, FLYYUL, I find this a rather general topic so I wouldn't target FLY777UAL for a redundant thread, unless of course there is already such a general one.
FLY777UAL, as sort of noted by FLYYUL, the thread title is a bit unspecific, maybe "Does AT Still Fly Their 744 Transatlantic" would've done the trick.
Back to the topic, since it's quite general, don't you think that besides the prestige a 744 service into JFK brings to an airline, it isn't a better choice by AT to fly a 763 and get closer to daily return trips on the route? I guess they, like most airlines, have come to realize that it takes dailies to attract business customers who may otherwise be tempted to fly a bit North before crossing the Ocean.
Especially if you consider that CMN-JFK is barely longer - when not shorter or equal - than the distance between Western European hubs and the Big Apple, where a lot of competition dailies will make AT feel the pinch of reduced frequencies over sheer aircraft size. The 744 can only be justified for its economies of scale on this distance if and only if you do fill the jumbo jet.