KLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 809 posts, RR: 23 Posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11795 times:
Continental will operate 4 new routes from EWR next summer.
Starting with Belfast (from may 26th), then Stockholm(june 2nd), Hamburg (june 9th) and
finally Berlin Tegel (july 1st).
Anyone knows wich AC type will be used for these routes.
752 can make it to belfast but not to the three other cities right??
TR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11346 times:
There is suddenly a number of airlines operating on the USA-Stockholm routes - CO, MH, SK. Only a few years back both American and Delta terminated their services so it seems that the Swedish/US market has recovered... Maybe American and Delta consider to return as well?
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11300 times:
oooh i hope EZY do announce new routes, would be cool! I think CO would kick itself once its comes to NCL (if it did) and realised how much money its been missing ou on-take EZY-it didnt come near NCL til about 2/3years ago, now it seems every other movement at NCL is EZY
Cadet93 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11249 times:
The flight to BERLIN will be in a 757-200 international configuration. They ran a Business First special when they announced the service. I am booked for the American Labor Day holiday in 2A and my partner is in 2B. Each ticket cost $1600.00 . A deal compared to 3 or 4 thousand.
MHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 747 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11221 times:
And not to forget EWR-(HAM)BURG.
Delta was the last one to operate transatlantic into HAM. But i think B757-200 is ideally suited for such routes (versus B767 etc). So, CO doesn´t have any real competition.
Though LH will try to drive them out of the HAM/TXL-markets. DUS would have been also on co´s list but LH was more speedy in offering the BBJ business-class only service out of DUS.
So, unfortunately CO won´t get sufficient high yield traffic out of DUS...
Let´s wait and see how LH will react! I´m rather sure that LH will not offer BBJ-service from TXL or HAM.
DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 47
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10764 times:
>Didn't DL announce JFK-TXL with a 763ER as well? Not quite back to Hamburg, but not bad either<
It's a start, but I'd still prefer DL here at HAM, as I wouldn't want to make the drive to TXL. Car costs too much to park, and the train is not reliable.
GodBless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10620 times:
According to Amadeus JFK-TXL will be served with a 767-300 by Delta and the 752 by Continental on EWR-TXL. Kinda funny considering that CO has a large hub at EWR and thus can fill up the flight with ongoing pax while DL depends mainly on O&D pax.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26107 posts, RR: 77
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10522 times:
>and the train is not reliable.<
You have got to be kidding me. Die Bahn is the most reliable train system in the world.
>thus can fill up the flight with ongoing pax while DL depends mainly on O&D pax.<
Part of that is that the 763 is the smallest plane in DL's trans-oceanic fleet and also that DL does have a good degree of connecting traffic at JFK along with a strong FF base. Remember also that they can draw SkyTeam pax, while CO will have likely filled their plane by the time alliance travel kicks in.
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 47
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10325 times:
>You have got to be kidding me. Die Bahn is the most reliable train system in the world.<
Seems you haven't read to many news pieces about the Bahn. Ever since the route has been upgraded to ICE only, PR has been somewhat bad, with 3 trains breaking down within the first 4 days, including the inaugural train. Things have gotten a bit better, but I still wouldn't take Die Bahn again, and I speack from the experience of 10 years at high school, which included some 30+ trips with the DB, with maaaany bad experiences (delays, trains breaking down etc.).
Heisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9787 times:
EWR-OSL has been running for 1 year soon, using a B757-200. This is the only nonstop connection between USA and Norway after SAS pulling out. (SAS is however seriously thinking of realunching the route). I belived that CO was to launch service to HEL (Helsinki) as well this summer, but I may be wrong.
Thenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2221 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 8187 times:
Glad to see CO expanding in Europe! The B757-200 has a range of 3900nm, more than enough for all the new destinations announced by CO (Eastbound , at least!)
On the westbound flights however, if the plane encounters a lot of headwind due to the jetstream, some diversions might be possible at YHZ, YQX or YYT! It is also possible that the planes will have load restrictions on the westbound flights, especially from ARN!
How is EWR-OSL doing? Does anyone know if there are any load restrictions on the westbound flights?
us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
: It is so great that CO starts HAM-EWR flights from June, my girlfriend and I will book HAM-EWR-BDA-EWR-HAM within the next few days! Despite they have
: You have got to be kidding me. Die Bahn is the most reliable train system in the world. Die Bahn is a piece of sh.. I'll be trying DL's BusinessElite
: Including the five new European destinations this Summer CO will fly to.. Belfast, Berlin, Bristol, Hamburg, Stockholm, London, Edinburgh, Glasglow, B