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ATA/USA 3000 Codeshare?  
User currently offlineContinental123 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 147 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

Does USA 3000 codeshare with TZ? I was recently on a flight from EWR to FLL on USA 3000 and was scheduled on an Airbus A320 but when I arrived at my gate I was schocked to find a TZ Boeing 757-200 there to take me to FLL.

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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

ATA and USA 3000 both particapate in heavy charter programs. If you booked a charter odds are that ATA was last minute aviavble to fly the charter and did so or else they beat USA300 out. On other occasions if USA3000 is overbooked they will subservice with another carrier to pick up their slack.


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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2387 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

Since EWR-FLL is a scheduled U5 route, I guess it simply was a subcharter.


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User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5155 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

USA3000 runs both charter and scheduled service. If one of their aircraft goes tech or they get aircraft in wierd places in the rotation due to delays or crew availability issues, particularly towards the end of the month, they can and will sometimes reach out to another carrier to fly one or more legs. It's called "subservice" (for substituted service), and it allows them to keep their pax happy by having an airplane at the gate at the appointed time. Subservice works best if they know in advance that they're going to have a gap, so they can survey other carriers and see who can fly the leg for them. This costs them money, but it's smart business in the long run. That you showed up at the gate and there was an airplane there at the right time, albeit on a different carrier than you expected, means that (assuming that this was subservice), someone ordered that aircraft most likely at least a day before. ATA, NAA, Miami Air, Ryan and some others can be pretty responsive when they have to be, but more notice yields a more reliable replacement. As a practical matter, military flying is a little slow this quarter, so ATA had an aircraft available.

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