Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3537 posts, RR: 9 Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4539 times:
While perusing FlightAware this afternoon, I noticed an unusual flight--BR631, routing JFK-SEA with a B744. As the house I'm currently living in is right under the approach that flights coming into SEA from the east use, I stepped out onto the back deck to see if I could catch this flight and verify that this wasn't another FlightAware error. Sure enough, as soon as I was outside, an Eva 744F cruised right past just north of my house. A subsequent check on Eva's cargo website verified that they have indeed started operating this flight.
I didn't find any news about this on the Port of Seattle site, Eva's site (aside from using their flight tracker), or on the a.net forums--anybody out there have any more information about this? It seems the routing of the flight is JFK-SEA-TPE, but it appears that a flight with the same number also runs JFK-ANC-TPE.
In any case, nice to see that we'll still be getting a BR 744 at SEA from time to time now that TPE-SEA-EWR has switched to 773.
Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6136 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4451 times:
I believe the EWR-SEA portion of the EWR-SEA-TPE flight has been dropped since they moved to the 773ER. EWR gets the same flight nonstop between TPE-EWR.
There's a lot of Pacific Rim trade here in SEA. Moving from a 744-Combi to a 773ER probably reduced EVA's cargo capacity here. Now that they have a dedicated 744F (do they have 744F's?), I think they probably increased their cargo capacity here.