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CO And Its AMS Route?  
User currently offlineCO767 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 44 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4157 times:


I know CO and its European routes have been discussed many times, but I could not find anything about AMS.

Is Continental very profitable on its IAH-AMS Route? CO flies 764s every day from IAH and 762s three days a week (mostly around the weekend). But every time I look at CO's seat maps for upcoming flights, the aircraft always seem half-full. So why put another 762 on that route? Could it just be the low-season?

ALSO, I am flying IAH to AMS (CO46) on November 18 (this Saturday) and my flight appears half-full as well. Currently, there is no one sitting next to me (20L, window). Should I expect a fuller flight than the current map is telling me, or will I have plenty of room to stretch out? Thanks!!!

My return flight is CO 59 (762) on November 20th. And sorry if this similar topic was recently posted.

-john denman

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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4165 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4121 times:
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coach may be light, but J class is typically full, as well as underneath. we fill the 764 up with 35 first class pax, and a full belly of cargo and we're sitting pretty good.

User currently offlinePbb152 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4100 times:

I just checked the bookings on COAIR.com for CO46 on 11/18, and it will be much more than half full. I can't disclose exact totals, but J class is almost sold out, and Y is as well. I would expect that by Saturday their will be very few empty seats.

User currently offlineFlyboy_se From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 876 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4064 times:

Not all passengers choose their seat when they buy their ticket.
It is very hard to tell how full a flight is by the number of seats left to choose from online. Most of the seats are allocated at check in.

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User currently offlineRamerinianAir From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

AMS is a huge connecting point for CO international pax. CO's agreement with KL allows them to funnell pax into AMS and then continue onward with AF/KL.

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