STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16550 posts, RR: 52 Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14991 times:
Quoting QFSYD744 (Reply 4): Isnt Continental Airlines nearly maxed out on equipment that they can use to Europe?
They have 41 757s equipped with Winglets and Business First Interiors, so they can launch plenty more Trans-Atlantic 757 routes. They have plenty of 737-800s and 737-900ERs on order and an existing fleet of 737-900s and 757-300s to take over domestic flying for the 757-200s.
ThePalauan From Guam, joined Oct 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 14346 times:
Ahh... First time posting here. I've waited so long to contribute.
Anyways. I kinda wish Continental would have more service additions out here in the Pacific. It'd have been interesting if they could apply for service to China from Guam even though frequency might not be daily and the aircraft might be no larger than the 738s out here. I seriously wish Continental could at least return to Noumea. If not, maybe return back to Seoul? I figure if Korean Air can operate an early morning 773/744 from here on a daily basis, the Micronesian division should be able to hold with at least a 738 on five frequencies each week.
Oh well... The military is going to start a build-up here so it's probably inevitable that we'll see some extra flights to support the influx. Maybe they'll consider keeping some of their 762s for the additional service here?
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Mptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 535 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 14333 times:
Quoting TWFirst (Reply 8): You think the 757 could make it to HEL, MUC and PRG?
They do use their B752 for Oslo, but have to limit the load however. I am not crazy about being in a narrow body for that long. I did once their BRS route, and was not happy. The FAs were not excited either....
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 14240 times:
I flew CO last July from LIS to BOG via EWR, I flew 752's from LIS to EWR and back, and 737-700 from EWR to BOG. Seriously I CANNOT say that it was bad, it was not the best but it was not the worst!!! My flights from LIS and to LIS were quite OK, but there's something that I cannot help, that's my cultural background.....no wine with my meals was just a big frustration!!! I fully understand that US airlines have a policy regarding that but...please it should be really nice the way they could bond with other cultures...regarding Portugal we grew up with wine, we appreciate wine, we love wine, etc. etc..... I'm sure that CO could increase their "income" if they would understand portuguese culture...I'm positively sure that if CO would go to ANY portuguese wineries and ask for a special deal regarding portuguese wines in their flights from LIS to EWR these wineries will give ANYTHING to suport that!!!! This is pure marketing!!!
But beside that I had a great time flying CO! BUT....I still hope they upgrade ONE DAY from the 752 to a wide body airplane...762 or the 787!!!
Regards and I wish the best for CO!
BlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3448 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 14097 times:
Quoting Centrair (Reply 9): If they don't get China, what would they do with the 777 that would be used?
There was a post on a.net about this a while back, but I couln't find it, so I'll have to go by memory, which is essentially that one frame will be used to upgrade EWR BRU to 777 service and the other for a similar upgrade on an Italian route. So the question becomes, what of the 767s used on those routes ? Will they be used to upgrade existing 757 services or launch new flights ?
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4774 posts, RR: 25 Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 13804 times:
Quoting STT757 (Reply 15): I think I've heard of that place, it's named Houston after Houston street in Manhattan right
But pronounced slightly different! Yeah Houston, IAH like the second largest HUB city for a US airline with some 750+ departures a day, behind only ATL and DL....yes you DFW lovers AA is now a very close 3rd on the list.
Lemurs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1439 posts, RR: 4 Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 13800 times:
Quoting BlueFlyer (Reply 18): There was a post on a.net about this a while back, but I couln't find it, so I'll have to go by memory, which is essentially that one frame will be used to upgrade EWR BRU to 777 service and the other for a similar upgrade on an Italian route. So the question becomes, what of the 767s used on those routes ? Will they be used to upgrade existing 757 services or launch new flights ?
Likely that the 764's that currently service those routes will upgrade some current 762 flights, and then the 762s will be used to launch newer routes that the 752 doesn't have the legs for. One that is being discussed is EWR-BSL because of the very heavy pharma industries in both locations. Also there is the continued rumor of Moscow service that might see the light of day with a freed up 762.
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