Fllcontinental From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 344 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7947 times:
In my opinionit was just a matter of when not if. From a co-worker at CO I heard that Continental is preparing to announce flights from EWR to NCE. The flights would be a once daily 757 service. Hope it's true as Nice is one of my favorite places in Europe!
EWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7907 times:
Along with the rumours of EWR-HEL, -MUC, -BOD, NCL (the list goes on). I, for one, wait till it happens. I don't mean to rain on your parade, but it is not for certain unitl the flight takes off (or at least loaded in Sonic (our res system)).
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7664 times:
With more than a dozen 737-900ERs being delivered to CO in 2008 they will be able to free up the remaining 757-200 fleet which still are flying domestically and to Latin America from IAH, this will allow CO to realize their full Trans-Atlantic 757-200 capabilities which began in '95/'96. All 41 of CO's 757-200s have the BusinessFirst Cabins and Winglets, AVOD throughout will be realized by the end of next Summer. AVOD is already available in BusinessFirst.
Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 3): Isn't the NCE-NYC market well covered with DL?
Wouldn't 5 weekly EWR-MRS and 4 weekly EWR-TRN B757 make more sense?
I took my wife on our Honeymoon cruise which took us both to Marseilles and Nice (Ville Franche), Marseilles Port was rather rough, reminded me of Port Newark back home. We took an excursion tour of Aixen Provence which was very nice, the route through Marseilles was full of graffiti. I got the impression that the Marseilles area was a little economically depressed and had problems with poor North African youths, I could be wrong. Aixen Provence to which Marseilles was the gateway was very nice, lots of tours from the US are heading to Aixen Provence and that region. One thing cool about Marseilles port was the huge graffiti on the sea wall as we left the port, in huge letters someone painted USS Carl Vinson Med Cruise was here (I forget the year they painted).
Nice on the other hand was very affluent, the road in the mountains from Nice to Monaco was full of extravagant homes. Nice, Ville Franche, Monaco of course were outstanding. Even with the competition I can see CO going with Nice over Marseilles.
As for possible destinations for CO in France I would consider UTA, who flew nonstop from EWR to..
FoxXray From France, joined May 2005, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6788 times:
Quoting AF777300ER (Reply 15): think CO from NCE to EWR wouldn't bring a big change in offer except perhaps for price, compared to DL to JFK.
For routes from other French airports, it has already been tried without success. The market is not here, even if these other towns are bigger than NCE - i.e MRS, LYS or TLS
Come on, how can you compare what they tried between 10 to 20 years ago to something that may happen next year ??? Lyon can support a daily 757 flight to JFK (DL should resume this service next year), NCE can easily support a second daily flight to NYC during summer...
AA and DL stopped to fly to DUS because of low loads and yield but DL and NW are now back there !!!
If they had your point of view, DUS shouldn't have any other flights to the USA for a long while...
So I hope this rumour is true because it can work during the high season; and it should be nice to see a CO 757 at NCE
Ncelhr From Vatican City, joined Jul 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6460 times:
Quoting Panamair (Reply 18): Keep smoking that crack pipe if you think that CO is going to go into the market and lower prices.....
Even if they do not introduce a price war with DL, there will at least be some more seats available at less than full fare. In the summer, the DL flights are stuffed like sardine cans and even a month in advance you'd have to pay full fare in economy, which means it then becomes cheaper to fly via LHR, CDG, FRA, etc.
In the summer, the seat offer is well below the demand at the moment.
747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1190 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5535 times:
Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16): Got to be better than those skanky DL 763's - anythings an improvement !
They may lack PTV's, but I wouldn't call them skanky. I flew on one last fall (DL21, CDG-ATL, N175DN) that was still in the Ron Allen colors, and it was relatively comfortable back in coach, with more toe room under the seats than DL's 777's. The plane was also very clean and was in excellent shape, despite the fact that it was 16 years old (the paint still looked great also). Plus many of their 763's were obtained in the late '90's and are less than 10 years old. No, DL 763's don't have PTV's or the 777-style interior, but if I'm not mistaken, most of them have been fitted with the refreshed biz elite cabin and have leather seats in Y. Plus, the overhead bins may look a bit dated, but have almost as much room as the 777 bins (definitely more room than 757 bins).
But you're right that CO 757's will be an improvement in terms of the product as they'll be equipped with AVOD by the time this flight would begin if this rumor is true. But even if the 757 has AVOD I'd still prefer the 767 for this flight due to the bigger feel it provides, plus having that aisle makes a big difference if you need to hit the lavs/stretch, especially when the FA's are doing food/drink service.
Hopefully this rumor will turn out true as this would be great for CO and NCE!