COSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1480 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 7465 times:
"what is a Coontinental 737-800 doing at NRT?"
I like how this keeps comming up... everyone in the "Mainland USA" forgets about Guam and the CO mini Hub there...so the 737 goes to HKG, MNL, CNS, DPS, to support Guam Tourists and residents and North South connects from Japan..the 737 is CO 6/7 (737-777-737) GUM-NRT-IAH-SAT RT
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3597 posts, RR: 21 Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 7394 times:
Air Mike serves more destinations in Japan than any other US carrier.
UA: NRT, NGO, KIX
NW: NRT, NGO, KIX
CO/CS: NRT, NGO, KIX (seasonal), CTS, SDJ, KIJ, OKJ, HIJ, FUK
CO/CS serves Japan from IAH, EWR, HNL, SPN and GUM.
As a result of this network, CO/CS serves more locations in South Pacific Islands than any US carrier.
Quoting N751PR (Reply 10): Indeed they do, operating to GUM, PUS, CAN, and NGO-SPN.
I have been told that these routes have done well for feeding back to the main network. NGO-SPN starts in NRT so that those needing to get to NGO can either fly DTW-NGO non-stop but if the flight is full, which it is frequently, then one can fly via NRT and connect to NGO that way. Also those flying on DTW-NGO can connect to NGO-SPN or NGO-GUM (CO). I have met many people on DTW-NGO going on to GUM or SPN.
NW's Asia based 757s
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
RFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 6191 posts, RR: 25 Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7218 times:
Quoting Centrair (Reply 16): Do they have a different layout than the domestic ones?
Though some of the B738 aircraft, maybe all the CMI birds, probably have internal air stairs for the remote airports without jetways or even external stairs.
When they are rotated back to the US for maintenance checks which cannot be done in Guam or Honolulu, a regular mainline aircraft will be brought out to fill the fleet.
I flew on the Combi B727 and the DC-6 in the early 70's, but by the early 80's NRT-GUM and all the Guam based aircraft were regular mainline aircraft.
In 1974 when the combi B727 had to go back for maintenance, they brought out a regular Continental B727 - only modifying it with rock guards for the gravel runways. They had to fly the DC-6 for the cargo parts of the runs.