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US Airways Proposed Schedule To GIG  
User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

I was looking at US's proposed schedule to GIG that's pending with DOT:

Routing Flight Frequency Departure Arrival Aircraft
Philadelphia- Charlotte US800 Daily 6:45 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Boeing 767

Charlotte - Rio de Janeiro US800 Daily 10:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. Boeing 767

Rio de Janeiro - Charlotte US801 Daily 9:05 p.m. 6:00 a.m. Boeing 767

Charlotte - Philadelphia US801 Daily 7:30 a.m. 9:04 a.m. Airbus A320


Couple of questions:

It appears that the 767 will be on the ground in GIG for 12 hours and 5 minutes between arrival and turnaround to Chartlotte. Doesn't this contradict a low fare model? Might better utilization be achieved by continuing the flight to a second destination, ie, EZE, SCL, GRU?

Why must there be the equipemtn change at Charlotte on the return?

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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3924 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3009 times:



Quoting Planenutz (Thread starter):
It appears that the 767 will be on the ground in GIG for 12 hours and 5 minutes between arrival and turnaround to Chartlotte. Doesn't this contradict a low fare model? Might better utilization be achieved by continuing the flight to a second destination,

generally all American carriers have schedules like this............UA/CO.......



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User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5234 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2933 times:



Quoting Planenutz (Thread starter):
It appears that the 767 will be on the ground in GIG for 12 hours and 5 minutes between arrival and turnaround to Chartlotte. Doesn't this contradict a low fare model?

Historically, business travellers have demanded a redeye both ways on deep South America flights. The only airlines that currenlty offer daylight turns (AA and DL), offer them in addition to the redeye turns. That being said, of the cities you mentioned, only EZE would make any sense as a tag. GRU is restricted and US does not have the authority to serve GRU and there is next to no market between CLT and SCL.



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User currently offlineC010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3687 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2879 times:



Quoting Planenutz (Thread starter):
Might better utilization be achieved by continuing the flight to a second destination, ie, EZE, SCL, GRU?

Not really. The 762 is already small enough, extending the flight wouldn't bring additional revenue. The only tag-on that would make sense would be GIG-SCL, because there are no nonstop flights in the moment, so it could be compensating to continue the flight, but it would cater primarily to the local market.

Quoting Planenutz (Thread starter):

Why must there be the equipemtn change at Charlotte on the return?

US Airways has already promised to fly that leg with a 762 once more 332 arrive. On page 8 of US Airways' Response to Evidence Request, there is a footnote about it:

US Airways' proposal is the only one in this proceeding that will use a wide-body aircraft in even one direction behind its gateway. As US Airways' wide-body fleet grows, US Airways will have the ability to add wide-body service in both directions to Philadelphia.

But that's not really necessary IMHO. Once the flight arrives at CLT; all passengers will have to go through immigration anyway.


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