COEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8284 times:
I noticed that on somedays this summer, CO has added a third flight (flight 104) departing at 10:00 pm for LGW from EWR. And flight 105 departing LGW to EWR at 12:00 pm, in addition to the two other daily 777 flights on that route. Both these newly added flights on booked for a 757 aircraft. Is this just seasonal or will these aircrafts be upgraded to 767's. Any info. I know this is a popular route and don't understand why they would only use a 757.
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7816 times:
Quoting Supa7E7 (reply 5): An A319 could do the route easily. That doesn't mean it's a good idea... since each slot pair is worth $100s of millions.
Great Circle Mapper lists EWR-LGW at 3483 km, and while I would agree that the A319 could just about do it, it certainly could not do it easily. Privateair with 40 odd passengers does not count compared to the 757 with 172 passengers.
Avek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4417 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7479 times:
A 757 add-on makes perfect sense - it holds essentially the same number of pax as the 762, and is better suited to carrying leisure/holiday traffic (esp. since demand for TATL premium seats becomes very weak during the summer months).
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7282 times:
Continental have a comparitively small widebody fleet, on earlier threads were lists showing how all 777s and 767s are fully scheduled for services which need the capacity and range of these, often flying two nine hour sectors A DAY. So that's why the only thing CO can do when they add more transatlantic flights is to use a 757 originially flying a domestic or regional route (replacing it by a new 738 or ex ATA 753).
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GoCOgo From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7210 times:
Wow, and I thought CO had something against CLE using a 757 for our seasonal service. Guess if their using a 752 from EWR, too we shouldn't feel so bad. But it is true they do have a small widebody fleet. 18 772s, 10 762s, and 16 764s. They have more 757s alone than total widebodies. What surprizes me it they still have a few 762s of domestic routes. I would think they would pull those for international duty.
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Ramerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5891 times:
I think this is a great idea for CO. They should use more 752s on the route and conserve widebodies, especially 777s. They will offer the similar capasity with more frequency which translates to more convienant times for biz traqvelers. I can't find the new service on the electronic timetable - and I just downloaded a current schedule too. The 752s have almost and identical amount of seats as the 762s.
757 183 seats, 24 F 159 Y
752 172 seats, 16J/F 156 Y
762 174 seats, 25J/F 149 Y