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Will CO Ever Fly To Europe From The West Coast?  
User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

The question is in the topic. The 767-400ER would be a perfect aircraft. Unfortunately, it looks as though there are no immediate plans to commence services from the west coast to Europe.

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User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

I really apologize for my topics coming out in bold. I don't know why it keeps doing that.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3939 times:

The 764 is the perfect aircraft (a bit slow, but well suited for the route), but there's one little problem with that:

Continental has no hub in the West.

CO would be relying solely on O&D traffic from the West, which would easily fill a 764 to Europe, but when viewed with the amount of flights the competition has, and the fact that the competition either flies out of, into, or between two of their own hubs (which generate immense traffic), the truth is that CO wouldn't do too well, and the aircraft could be much better utilized on a more lucrative route.

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

Highly unlikely. Continental remains committed to developing its three hubs (Houston, Newark, and
Cleveland) and has little to gain and a lot of cash
to loose, should it try the West Coast market.

ContinentalEWR



User currently offlineThomacf From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 542 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Continental seems like theiy're putting all their energy into building European routes from Newark and Houston. They still seem to be a little timid when it comes to Cleveland. The west coast is far from their mind.

User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3834 times:

Thanks for the replies. I've been hearing so many cool things about Continental and I wanted to fly them to Europe next time I go. I guess i'll have to connect in Newark or Houston if I want to do that.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7968 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3819 times:

I think the reason why CO will concentrate on flying to Europe from Houston (IAH) and Newark (EWR) is simple: closer access to a far larger portion of the US population. Additionally, these two airports are mostly dominated by CO, so they don't face much competition from other US-based airlines for routes to Europe.

In the case of SFO and LAX, there is a LOT of competition from multiple airlines for flights directly to Europe. Between UA, BA, VS, LH, AF, KLM, and so on, CO will not make money flying from the US West Coast to Europe.


User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2573 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

Cleveland has always seemed to be the 'red-headed step child" of CO's hubs. I've pictured it as getting EWR spillovers anyway. But....it might be a nice little departure point to Europe, in light of those delays at EWR nowadays.

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