WorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4084 times:
Where will the extra 773 be going? I flew the 773 from IAH in Business in March and it was really nice. It seems that AF usually uses their 773's to Asia. Are they expaning 773 service to Asia some place else. I assume that they have to be.
Later on this year, Air France will deploy the B773 for the first time to Brasil and South Africa, when the daily GRU and JNB frequencies will see the 773 instead of the current 772 and 744 respectively. HKG and ICN will lose the 773 in lieu of the 772, in the case of HKG with a reinforced schedule.
FlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7353 posts, RR: 58 Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3843 times:
Quoting Cuprita (Reply 12): Sad news to IAH ......I Travel in the AF B773 from IAH to CDG last March.Maybe the most impressive plane in the world
Why sad ?
With the new Cabin config. , from inside, The B772ER is exactely identical to the B773ER ... just a bit shorter ! and I think it's better for Passengers to have the choice between two Daily flights, with two different schedules.
FlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7353 posts, RR: 58 Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3790 times:
Quoting ARGinLON (Reply 16): Wasn't at the beggining scheduled a A343 and A332 for the double daily and then replaced by a 772?
No. This flight has always been scheduled with a B773ER or B772ER, as this is now the only aircraft type in AF's longhaul fleet to offer a First Class product. And there is a demand for this on the IAH route.
Which aircraft (and at which frequencies) are used by the other European airlines this summer to and from IAH?
Continental also has 2 dailies to LGW, 2 to AMS, 1 CDG
British Airways has several a day to London
BA2024 IAH-LGW 772 3:55pm - 7:05a Daily
BA0294 IAH-LHR (stop in ORD) 772 5:25pm - 11:00a Daily
BA2026 IAH-LGW 772 7:25pm - 10:35a x1
I think they have another LGW flight in the works as well
Lear777 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 290 posts, RR: 4 Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3497 times:
Pretty much right on. As the summer progresses, BA2026 will go daily, as will the second AF flight. The CO second AMS flight only flies certain days of the week, and I believe PIA is coming in on Fridays now.
Not bad for IAH- who would have thought just five years ago that all four of our Euros would eventually have multiple daily flights?
You mentioned another BA flight in the works...what's the word on this?
If rumors prove to be true, we'll have an LH A319CJ lining up at Terminal D before years end as well.