Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
Many, many pax find red-eyes very convenient for a variety of reasons....including avoiding crowds at the airports. Both the IAH-DEN segment (which allows a business dinner before departure and the pax can still sleep at home in his/her own bed) and the DEN-IAH segment (which will allow pax to get to IAH or their connecting destination by the start of the business day) will work. Good move by CO.
Being an AA employee, non-revving on a red-eye can give me about the same kind of "odds" on getting on as if I were flying mid-day. There are quite a few business people who choose those flights in order to be somewhere on the East Coast early to mid-morning for meetings, etc. A lot of vacationers from Hawaii tend to take those flights also by taking an evening flight out of HNL to LAX, SFO, ORD, DFW, etc to connect to early morning flights to the East Coast.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8818 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1924 times:
I too am a fan of red-eyes, from a convienence standpoint. It allows me to have the full day at my destination, and then I can sleep on the plane, getting me onto the East Coast at a reasonable hour where I can either take a mid-morning nap and be ready to go by noon, or work in the morning and crash earlier in the afternoon. As for how packed, for some reason, my midday flights have always been emptier than my red-eyes...go figure.
777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 20 Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1583 times:
CO2076/7 is showing up as an ERJ-145XR, which is your standard 50-seater.
The EWR redeye, and to a lesser extent this DEN-IAH (since ERJ deliveries are ongoing), is part of an initiative to increase utilization with existing assets and personnel.
There has also been the persistent rumor of bringing back the IAH-EWR redeye we had in place during the 1990s. The XR has plenty long legs for the route, though, so you might see this sometime in the near future to feed the strong O/D traffic in the market.
AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1399 times:
Redeye flights are great for those who can sleep with noise in the back ground but for us who can't, they just don't make sense and it really affects you the next day. Who is COEX trying to fly from DEN to IAH? Those hours are very bad. They are going to get no more then 10 passengers on average.