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Continental To Use 777-200 On EWR-IAH Summer Route  
User currently offlineContinentalGuy From United States of America, joined May 2006, 90 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5070 times:

From an unconfirmed source I have heard that CO will be using a 777-200 on its EWR-IAH flights during the summer. Is this true? If so, why?

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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5058 times:

Possible ideas...

1) Repositioning flights or rotating planes through for maintenance?
2) Large number of folks hopping the pond and then needing to get to Latin America which isn't served as well from EWR?
3) Through route from IAH onto some European destination that requires a 777?



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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5041 times:
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If so, it wouldnt' be the first time. The 777s used to frequently fly domestically during the day 1) for repositioning and 2) to kill time between international segments. The EWR-IAH-EWR flights are usually very full over the summer. If I recall correctly, last summer, CO 50/51 were 772s.

JBLU


User currently offlineOptionsCLE From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5026 times:

I might be wrong but CO 50/51 is usually a 762, I think that's what it was last summer as well.

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5026 times:

The summer schedule does NOT call for a 772 operating any of the EWR-IAH flights.......three flights will be operated by 762ERs (including the EWR-IAH-EZE service).

CO does fly widebodies between its EWR and IAH hubs (and has flown the 772 on EWR-IAH in the past).......why?

1. To move lots of pax/connecting pax.

2. To rotate and move aircraft around.

3. To move cargo that only can be accommodated by a widebody between its two major hub/cargo centers.

4. For aircraft utilization reasons.


Where did you hear this info? The summer schedule is in effect and no 777s are flying the EWR-IAH route?!


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5011 times:
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Yeah I could be wrong.. I know two summers ago my family flew EWR-IAH-YYC (talk about going out of the way ) and both the EWR-IAH and IAH-EWR segmetns were 772s. I thought it was 50/51, but I could be making that up. The flight out gave just under 2 horus to connect to the evening YYC flight, and the return was an afternoon connecting off the morning YYC-IAH flight (if those flights are the same... 1980something?)

JBLU

[Edited 2006-05-18 22:52:06]

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4996 times:

Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 5):
Yeah I could be wrong.. I know last summer my family flew EWR-IAH-YYC (talk about going out of the way ) and both the EWR-IAH and IAH-EWR segmetns were 772s. I thought it was 50/51, but I could be making that up. The flight out gave just under 2 horus to connect to the evening YYC flight, and the return was an afternoon connecting off the morning YYC-IAH flight (if those flights are the same... 1980something?)

JBLU

You are probably correct - the schedule is different this summer due to increased flying with the 772ERs - think Bejing and Delhi - so there is no time for CO to send the 777 on a turn from EWR to IAH.


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4996 times:
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That makes sense-- its a shame though, I love flying them on those short 3 hour trips

JBLU


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