Orion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3700 times:
I dont think any UK carrier has used wide-bodies on domestic routes on a regular basis. Usually if a wide body is deployed on a domestic sector it is on an 'ad hoc' basis and because of a particular high demand.
HUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3717 times:
British Airways still operates on occasion, the 767 to EDI and GLA. They used to operate the LHR-EDI/GLA route with 2 767s a day, but now none are scheduled, and when they do operate the route, it is to cover unavailability of the 757 or Airbus.
Air Inter in France used to operate the A330 and A300 on domestic routes to Nice, Toulouse, Marseille and Bordeaux from Paris.
Lufthansa use the A300 widely on routes from FRA to MUC, HAM and TXL.
Thorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3681 times:
In Germany we have LH using the A306 on domestic flights, mainly in and out of FRA. They go to HAM, TXL, and MUC IIRC. I've flown TXL-FRA a couple of times on it and the plane always had high loads. Most of the passengers are conneting from FRA to the rest of the world, I believe. LH dumped their A310s some years ago, I think they were used on domestic routes, too. Oh, and I read somewhere that they used their 744s for domestic flights when they got them. Just as a testing phase for the airplane.
ManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1248 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3387 times:
British Airways used to operate the 763 daily or twice daily on the LHR shuttle. that was until bmi came in on the route and ruined one of aviation's greatest monopolies. Alas no regularly scheduled widebosy service in the UK any more, but as mentioned LH still has A300 flights within Germany, and Iberia also operate A340-300's and -600s on flights from Madrid to the canaries
SATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3357 times:
My answers aren't quite what you're asking but...
There are still a few wide-body aircraft being operated wholly within the US, such as 767's by AA DFW<>LAX and by DL ATL<>LAX. I've also flown A300's wholly within Thailand (BKK<>HKT) and of course there's Japan as already mentioned. However, flying a domestic 747 in Japan might be worse than a regional jet in the grand scheme of things.
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