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Did Continental Ever Fly Widebodies To Florida?  
User currently offlineCOEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

I thought I remember somewhere that CO's used to operate routes with the 764 from EWR. Is this true, and if it is, what routes did CO's fly widebodies to Florida. I wish they did today.


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13469 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3962 times:
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While not from EWR, I recall an early 1991 trip IAH-MCO on CO using A300 equipment.


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User currently offlineGte439u From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

I flew a CO A300 from EWR to MCO on December 31, 1990.

I flew a CO DC-10 from IAH to MCO on June 14, 1998.


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5143 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

MCO saw scheduled widebodies all the time from IAH and EWR. The DC10 use to run IAH-MCO at one point as well as the A300 (which also frequented MIA and FLL). In recent times CO use to run the 764 between IAH-MCO with the occasional 762.


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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

I used to see CO 772 in MCO when they first starting getting these jets. They would come in from EWR.


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User currently offlineLawnDart From United States of America, joined May 2005, 969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

747s from LGW to MIA

User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3904 times:
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Airliners.net seatch engine.

Aircraft Type - select Airbus A300/Boeing 747/Boeing 767/Boeing 777/McDonnell Douglas DC-10.
Airline - select Continental Airlines.
Country / Airport - select USA - Florida.

Lots of photos of all the above types at Florida airports by following the above!

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

Crosswind..

Stop...!! That is too easy. Kids today want things spoon feed to them. They don't actually want to do a little simple research and digging around to find the answers. LOL



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User currently offlineCALPilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 998 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3787 times:

In the 80's, early 90's we had a great deal of scheduled servce to MIA, FLL,PBI,MCO,even TPA withe the A300.

Later in the decade, we would use the destinations to FL. ie., the B767, and B777 quite often for training in the new aircraft upon delivery. The round trip time from EWR, and IAH, was just right for check out times, 5 to 6 hours.


User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1689 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3773 times:
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I remember flying EWR-FLL on an A300, what a horrible aircraft.

User currently offlineJFKLGANYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3354 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

777, 764 to MCO in the late 90s early 2000s!

PJ


User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

Not sure how many of these were charters, but...


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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3688 times:
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Yep... flew an A300 to FLL from EWR several times.

JBLU


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3372 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

Actually saw CO 772 Peter Max at MCO about 2 or 3 years ago.

User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3657 times:
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Quoting EMBQA (Reply 7):
Crosswind..

Stop...!! That is too easy. Kids today want things spoon feed to them. They don't actually want to do a little simple research and digging around to find the answers. LOL

I know. I will try and keep my stupid suggestions to myself in future!

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

Quoting Crosswind (Reply 14):
Quoting EMBQA (Reply 7):
Crosswind..

Stop...!! That is too easy. Kids today want things spoon feed to them. They don't actually want to do a little simple research and digging around to find the answers. LOL

I know. I will try and keep my stupid suggestions to myself in future!

Regards
CROSSWIND

Heh, you guys are right, I went waaayyyyyy too far... actually did it for them, ooops. I guess I could edit it out...


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16793 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3602 times:

The typical Winter schedule for CO from EWR to Florida in lets say 1994 was:

EWR-

MCO 7 Daily A300s, FLL 5 A300s, PBI 2 daily A300s, TPA 1 daily A300, MIA 1 daily A300.

CO also flew A300s from IAH to MCO and MIA.

They fly 757s (200 and 300s) on their former A300 routes to Florida, the last A300 service was in '95.

I've personally flown CO A300s between EWR and MCO (atleast 5 times between '89 and '95).



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User currently offlineBigB From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

CO flies widebodies to FL (MCO) alot. There use to be a mid day flight IAH-MCO-EWR flight with widebodies. IAH-MCO-EWR used to be the main training route for CO when they were getting their widebodies.


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3555 times:

In recent years:

CO introduced the 777 to revenue service on the EWR-MCO route....so that the crews could gain some experience with the type before it went longhaul.

CO flew the 764 on the MCO-IAH-LAX route for years during the winter, before its huge European expansion.

CO upgrades flights to Florida during high demand periods (think the Christmas holidays).......this past October, on Columbus day, I flew on a 764 from FLL to EWR (CO 1400)......the 764 subbed for a 752 and went out packed.

Aircraft like the 752 and 753 are ideal for services to Florida from IAH and EWR....lots of seats and low operating costs. Also, with JetBlue competing on the Florida routes, CO is more concerned with frequency (ie, EWR-FLL went from 6 to 9 flights per day) and thus they are using small aircraft on some departure. And, as we know, CO does not have a widebody to spare at the moment.


User currently offlineJetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 388 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3374 times:

I flew the 767-400ER last year on December 31st from IAH to MCO... Not sure if it was seasonal or what, but it was enjoyable to say the least.

Ryan


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21456 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 7):
Stop...!! That is too easy. Kids today want things spoon feed to them.



Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 13):
Actually saw CO 772 Peter Max at MCO about 2 or 3 years ago.

Yes, there is a trend here, as CO has used large jets on and off to MCO at peak holiday travel times.

Something to do with a mouse and his house. Lots of people like to see it, or something.

DLs been known to do the same thing on a regular basis. That must be some important mouse.

PS - I'm going there this weekend, but on CO narrow bodies. Oh well.



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