BigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2365 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5299 times:
Below is a copy of an email received from US Airways this morning.
Due to one of our AB330 being damaged on the ground last week, USAirways will operate a B767 until Mar 19.
Scheduling and Inventory advise that they anticipate the A-330 being back on the route no later than March 19.
Please note that the change is immediate -- the 767 is operating the flight today.
As a side note, to accommodate the need for this aircraft, the B767 was pulled from the SJU market -- so there are some anticipated inventory challenges in that market, as we need to provide reaccommodations for some passengers
AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5217 times:
I do not see why they send the A330-300 to SJU! I mean the load factor is high, but nothing a B762 coud not handle. They should be sending all of the A330s to Europe. I really miss seeing the A330 at MAD!
Or on second thought, once I move back to New York, keep the A330 on the route. I could fly SWF-PHL-SJU!
Bennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7615 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5182 times:
They could switch a B757-200 to SJU.
It has more coach seats than a B767 anyway, (185 to 179). The potential problem is the 24 Envoy seats compared to 8 First Class in the B757-200.
Assuming that you have under 8 Envoy Passengers, then free upgrades, if not then you may need to offer Compensation and downgrade to Coach or offer to re-book them with another carrier, (if available).
They do, as they use them during the summer to run seasonal routes to Europe. Also, given that they will have a 762 doing PHL-MAN, they should have plenty of time to turn it to SJU if needed and get it back for the return.
GARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4961 times:
Yes they do use the A330 to SJU. I was there last Sat and there was
an A330 of US getting ready to make the morning departure.
This plane probably pays for itself in the cargo carried SJU-PHL. There
are a lot of pharmacueticals brought in from SJU for distribution to
MIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4930 times:
For those not familiar w/ the Northeast and it's relationship with Puerto Rico. That is a HUGE market! In the 40's and 50's (and now) many Puerto Ricans moved to the Northeast to find better lives...NYC, BOS, PHL, EWR even as west as ORD are huge markets for SJU. So I can see why US would send the A333 for that route and why for instance AA sends multiple A300-600R's from the Tri-State area daily.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3827 times:
I think US Airways has quite a reasonable presence in the SJU... Their codesharing with Caribbean Sun also helps with their loads. I know Sun is benefiting greatly from their association with US Airways. So I guess, the high loads and cargo warrants US using the A330 and the B767 to SJU.
PITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3798 times:
First of all, my thought and prayers are with the family and friends of the worker at PHL. I am glad that US is not taking the A333 of the route though. This A333 route is usually filled and is great for families planning to travel together (really, because of the P@ssport entertainment system). This flight, like described, carries loads of cargo. I'm also glad because I'll be on the A333 flight to SJU next week from PHL!
Jdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3733 times:
US runs a 333 from PHL to SJU year round. They throw a 762 on the route as well during to high volume routes. My buddy and I usually non rev over to PHL and then on to SJU for a rum run. The duty free shop gives an extra discount if you are an airline employee. We try to do it in like July when the loads are light. Can't beat it, first class round trip. While they are servicing the aircraft we run doun the hall to the duty free shop, by the time we get back to the gate they are boarding. Takes up the entire day but well worth it.