N312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2695 times:
Airlines are taking this regional jet thing way too far, in my opinion. I thought regional jets were made to take over flights operated by props. Flights like DTW-TVC or DTW-CLE. Not eight hour transcons that could be operated by DC-10s!
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16940 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2681 times:
No one is going to fly from EWR to ZIH via a two stop ERJ flight,thats just a flight number continuing,Im sure that it may be the same plane all the way from EWR to ZIH but on the trip back the plane will have to clear customs and getting it back up in the air is not that easy.
This flight might be good for travelers from Birmingham,but EWR travelers would just catch one of the ten or so mostly wide body and 757 flights from EWR to IAH where they can comfortably make the connection to the ZIH flight.
JAVOMD88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
Co has really pulled it this time! EWR-ZIH Yeah right!
I was in Aguascalientes 3 days ago, and i saw the flight from AGS-IAH with 3 pax. I talked to the co-pilot and he told me the load factor on most of the flights to mex with the ERJ's is very low, looks like they want to hog up the routes for the presence only, but looks like they arent making that much money!
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8916 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2560 times:
If I were going to go on that route, why go through Birmingham when I could take one of CO's may n/s EWR-IAH flights? They are using the same flight number, but I see it more of EWR-Birmingham as one flight, IAH-Birmingham as another flight that goes on to ZIH. If CO was smart, they would have different a/c numbers, but I guess they want to say that they are the only airline to fly direct to ZIH from New York.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2552 times:
How many times do we have to say this, it's just 3 different flights with the same aircraft. The EWR-BHM flight arrives at a good time to serve the IAH flight, so it goes to IAH later. It arrives in IAH around the right time to served the ZIH, so it serves the ZIH flight. CO never intended for EWR passengers to to travel on to ZIH, they would just connect through IAH.