KLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 794 posts, RR: 24 Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2674 times:
Starting from november it appears that KLM will operate flights to SFO
with the 763ER! (not all flights offcourse).
1. Is it the first time that KL deploys such small equipment to SFO.
2. It's an 11hrs plus flight, is that within the 763ER's range??
I thought that the AMS-IAH flight was very close to the range limit but this
leg is even longer.
IMatAMS From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 295 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2595 times:
KLM uses the 763's to YVR, so to SFO shouldn't be that much further.
And if they schedule an aircraft for a certain route, one might assume they will have figured out whether that aircraft can fly the route
9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 4 Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2304 times:
Range should not be a major problem. AZ operated MXP-SFO with 763ERs until they discontinued that route.
Is there a special reason for the deployment of this aircraft type on the AMS-SFO route? LH's, AF's and BA's flights go out full every day so I guess that this move is not related to the load factors or am I wrong here?
Kappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 19 Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2152 times:
Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 7): I am guessing the -300. I don't think the -200 has that much range.
Actually, the -200ER's range is about 6600nm vs about 5500 nm for the 300ER. AF had at one time 2 200ER's and 7 300ER's. So probably it was a 300ER. But I don't know what routes they used the 200ER's for. I myself flew a 300ER CDG-Cayenne-CDG in 1999.
Checo77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 9 Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1933 times:
Indeed, KLM is downgrading its daily AMS-SFO-AMS roundtrip from the 777 to a conbination of 763ER (Monday, Wednesday) and MD-11 (K, T, F, S and Sunday)
Is the route doing bad since they have to dowgrade the service?
AMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10 Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1681 times:
If that's the case, I for sure will choose to fly NW to AMS via DTW. 2 inch more pitch on the A330, a chance of an upgrade to First class is a lot better than being cramped into a seat with 31 inch for 11 hours without the great IFE of the B777 that's currently flying the route.
I'm sorry, but that is a dumb question: if the AMS-SFO was not within the range of the 763, why on earth would KL people - who probably know far more than any of us - deploy it on the route? Jesus. Think, people.
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