AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6039 posts, RR: 12 Posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3561 times:
Alright, more questions.
After yesterday's "Is it a no-risk decision to book a NW flight with a CO flight number" question, fares have changed.
Someone asked why not just take CO all the way, to which I responded "It's 400 dollars more expensive."
But today, CO CLT-EWR-SEA-ANC is down to cheapest.
Here are the questions.
It's a flight for June 6. The EWR-SEA leg is sched for a 757-200. But I notice that right now it's a 73G.
Is this an effect of CO's dummy schedule? Do you guys suspect it will be a 73G or a 757?
Also, someone recently mentioned that some of CO's 752s have monitors in the aisles, as opposed to the flip down LCDs over the seats. Is this true? If so, bummer- aisle mounted boob tubes are so 1980s.
Also, the meal is listed as 'dinner,' which sounds much more appealing than 'snack'. I've never been on a CO flight that was anywhere above 'snack'.
What's the difference between 'snack' and 'dinner'?
CODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2501 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3539 times:
All CO 757s have the drop-down screens, regardless of configuration or model.
'Dinner' will consist of a small salad, cookies, and a hot sandwich served on a tray. It really is not a big meal, so I suggest either eating before you get on board or asking a flight attendant for extras, if there are any. They are usually good about that, as long as you ask nicely .
EWR-SEA will probably be a 757 at the time you wish to go, since that is prime season for onward connections to Alaska and cruise traffic. Even if you get downgraded, the 737 is not a bad ride, virtually indistinguishable from a 757 in coach, maybe even in a little better shape.
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3539 times:
Quoting AA737-823 (Thread starter): Also, someone recently mentioned that some of CO's 752s have monitors in the aisles
All of the CO 752s have the flip-down screens, as do the 73G, 738, 739, and 753. The only CO aircraft that have the old, clunky CRTs in the aisle are the 733s, and only about 10 out of the 60 actually have them. The rest have no IFE at all, nor do the 735s.
One other thing to keep in mind is that by the time you fly, nearly all of the CO 752s should be in the international configuration (with BusinessFirst seats), and CO is also moving to an AVOD system for BusinessFirst on the 752s. Y still has the regular screens, but one perk of flying in Y on an aircraft so equipped is that there will be 110V regular outlets underneath each Y seat in case you want to use a laptop or the like. However, there's no guarantee that you will get that in June, as only 6 out of CO's 41 752s currently have the new system.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10122 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3512 times:
Quoting AA737-823 (Thread starter): t's a flight for June 6. The EWR-SEA leg is sched for a 757-200. But I notice that right now it's a 73G.
Is this an effect of CO's dummy schedule? Do you guys suspect it will be a 73G or a 757?
Many airlines increase capacity to Seattle in the summer. SEA is a huge leisure destination in the summer as a number of cruise ships to Alaska are based out of Seattle and the city itself attracts a fair crowd on its own. It is very likely that the flight should be operated by a 757. 73Gs are used in the down season to keep frequency up on the route, but lower capacity.
Have a good flight. CLT-EWR-SEA-ANC is an awfully long trip. Hopefully you enjoy those longer flights . I would suggest taking a walk in SEA if you have the time (although your layover will likely only be an hour) and checking out the new central terminal area. It feels more like an upscale shopping mall than an airport, but with a 40ft wall of windows looking out on the two runways right where the heavy planes rotate (and it will still be bright out at that time of the year). The airport will be pretty dead at that time of the evening anyway.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
Personally, I do not know of one, although I'm sure that Falcon84, 777gk, IAHcsr, or any other CO employees here on a.net would be able to fill us in on the timeline for that. The only details I have beyond that are the message on continental.com, which states that the entire 752 fleet will be reconfigured by fall 2006.
Yes - this has been confirmed - the two 777s that CO is receiving at the beginning of next year will have the AVOD in both BF and Y. It makes you wonder if they will eventually roll the system out to their entire widebody fleet as well in order to provide brand consistency.
Also, another side note...CO had a huge gathering of its top execs and frequent flyers from FlyerTalk.com last weekend in IAH, and according to one of the threads on FlyerTalk, CO is looking at replacing the Y seats in their 752s, and with this will most likely come the addition of the AVOD to the Y seats as well on the 752 fleet - so keep your fingers crossed on that one!
MX757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 628 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3423 times:
Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 5): Personally, I do not know of one, although I'm sure that Falcon84, 777gk, IAHcsr, or any other CO employees here on a.net would be able to fill us in on the timeline for that. The only details I have beyond that are the message on continental.com, which states that the entire 752 fleet will be reconfigured by fall 2006.
The fall time line is correct. We (MCO) are currently installing AVOD and in seat power outlets in ship 105. We have completed ships 111, 106, 138, and 123. The last two were domestics converted to BF. IAH maintenance is also installing AVOD and seat power on the 757 in conjuction with their 'C' checks. Ships 112 and 115 have been completed by them. On a side note, ships 138 and 123 are scheduled to receive winglets this month. 138 is already underway and 123 will follow after 138 comes out.
Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 5): CO is looking at replacing the Y seats in their 752s, and with this will most likely come the addition of the AVOD to the Y seats as well on the 752 fleet - so keep your fingers crossed on that one!
I don't think so. Right now we are only installing video on demand in BF. There was talk about doing the entire A/C but it died down. I wouldn't expect it anytime soon. The company should install it through out the cabin but that's not my call.
I would also like to announce that MCO will installing power ports in the 737NG fleet. No time line has been given on when we will start that project.
777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3397 times:
Adding AVOD to the entire 757 cabin would be a very labor-intensive operation, requiring significant downtime in addition to a severalfold cost increase. As it is now, the BF conversions and AVOD installation are being done simultaneously, concurrent with scheduled maintenance cycles. I don't know how easily we would be able to fit in converting the rest of the cabin. I am positive, however, that the system has the capability built-in for expansion to the Y cabin should we ever decide to move forward with it.
Some other news:
-Conversion of the 777 fleet to AVOD will begin around 2Q07 or once ships 019 and 020 are in-service.
-737-800s will also be receiving a new IFE system based on the same technology, though not AVOD. As a result, 2 additional F seats will be added to the configuration, replacing the bulky IFE closet that is unneccesary for the new system.
-We are looking at converting the rest of the 767 fleet to AVOD as well, since replacing the existing system frees up enough space that, I'm told, could be used for an additional BF seat in the current configuration. On that note, don't keep your fingers crossed for new BF seats on the 767s. Supposedly some modifications are coming to the 777 seat and an all-new product will be rolled out in '08 with the delivery of the first 787s. Guess we haven't been too thrilled with the seats, but then again, what do I know?
I'll go on the record and say that the 757/767 BF seats are fine, 7D is good enough for me!
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6039 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3383 times:
I've been to Seattle, I've seen it. He hasn't, but his layover is a mere 38 minutes. No time for sight seeing.
I haven't bought the ticket yet, but you gotta understand, this is all about price. Too early for me? No, too expensive.