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User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

American Airlines will start service to Paris (Orly) from Los Angles using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Do you think this is good for the airline and will make money?

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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4457 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

I think that the route will not be that profitable. There are not enough seats on the 767-300 to make a profit on that route. Maybe they will move up to a 777-200 or 777-200IGW if the route does do well. I think that most people fly to Paris from the East Coast anyway.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlinedc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

Only time will tell. Still wish they would've purchased 747-400's.

User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4457 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

I agree with you dc863. AA should have purchased the 747-400. Maybe they will see their error and begin discussions of purchasing 747-400s like Delta is.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlinedc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

Is Delta really going to do that? Wow, it'll be just like the good ol' days in atlanta
seeing a Delta 747.With one exception though get rid of the new Delta colors and bring back the old ones.


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4457 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

Either way, it will be cool.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlinedc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

Yup, I guess you gotta take what they give you.

User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

They definitely won't make money on that route with a 767-300ER. They'll have to leave a lot of seats open to get that much range, or else reduce cargo loads. When they get their 777s, they'll use that plane for the route and make a huge profit, making up what they lost with the 767. It was smart of them to get that route while they could. It will be popular.

User currently offlineAvroRJ From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

What makes everyone think that AA won't make a profit using a 763 on this route? UA used 763s on SFO-CDG and SFO-LHR quite successfully until the 777 arrived. Also, don't forget that AA has used 763s on LAX-LHR for quite some time now. I think this was a good move from AA.

User currently offlinen4khgirl From United States of America, joined May 1999, 297 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

I don't think that they should use the 767. I didn't think that they had that type of range. I thought that flying from the east coast to europe in a 767 was almost all that it could take.


User currently offlineIainhol & F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

It will proably will not do to well as the french don't like the Americans. But I am sure they have looked into that.
Iain and FedEx


User currently offlineflyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

Did fedex go to Iain's house?

User currently offlineIainhol & F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

Affiramative!

User currently offlineAndy From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

I think they should use either DC-10 or MD-11 for such a long routing like that ... It seemed you mentioned that AA will fly non-stop from LAX to Orly ? For the time beings, AA has flights serving from JFK and ORD to Orly.

Andy



You know you’ve landed with the wheels up when it takes full power to taxi.
User currently offlineaviator_ua From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

You better believe it will make money. Now, west coast passengers can fly an american flag carrier non stop to
ORY.
However, the load factor would not have supported 747's. The 767 is the perfect aircraft for this route.
If you notice, Air France also operates 767's from the west coast. Again, it takes us back to economical operations. Two man crews and twin engine aircraft are less expensive to operate. Less fuel is also a big consideration. Ive been flying the 767 for UAL since it was introduced and there is no finer aircraft.
Ive flown all the series numbers in the 767 family and while her cabin might be a little tight, her performance is outstanding.


User currently offlineAA727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (15 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

I also think that the 767 is the perfect airplane for that flight. The 767 is a fuel efficient twinjet flown the most on transatlantic flights. The 777 might have a load factor too low. So I'm persuaded that they will put a 767 and they may swith it later to a 777 if they make a lot of profit on that routing.
American currently has four destinations out of Paris: New York JFK, Chicago O'Hare, Miami and Dallas Ft Worth. So Los Angeles will be their fifth destination ! All flights ouf of Paris are B767-300ER's.
Ben Soriano


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