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Continental Express 4911 IAH-LAX?  
User currently offlineEvanbu From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 379 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4893 times:

Just wondering what is going on with Continental Express flight 4911 from IAH-LAX today. First of all I thought most express flights operated by ExpressJet were numbered 2000's or 3000's (Not to forget about Flight 1220 DCA-EWR, among other exceptions) But what's the 4000 version of the flight number mean? I can't recall IAH-LAX being operated by the XRJ.

Someone please explain???

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User currently offlineXaapb From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 448 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 4861 times:

Best guess a ferry flight for reposition or maintenance?
Greetings.



Jorge Meneses
User currently offlineEvanbu From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 4830 times:

No because there are

Quoting Xaapb (Reply 1):
Best guess a ferry flight for reposition or maintenance?

No, I don't think so because there are actual passengers booked on this flight (47/50). Ironically, at the exact same time there is a 767-200 operated IAH-LAX on mainline Continental.


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2847 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 4824 times:
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Well it's showing up on Continental.com as a regular flight. It is also showing that the same aircraft is coming back. It is surprising to see though. It is almost random. I'm not seeing anymore XJ flights to LAX tomorrow.
Blue



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User currently offlineEvanbu From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 4816 times:



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 3):
Well it's showing up on Continental.com as a regular flight. It is also showing that the same aircraft is coming back. It is surprising to see though. It is almost random. I'm not seeing anymore XJ flights to LAX tomorrow.
Blue

Yeah, and what's up with the flight number? XJ flights are usually not numbered in the 4000's.


User currently offlineEvanbu From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 4793 times:

I figured it out! Ok. so the flight that is leaving at the same time was originally a 757-300. That got downgraded to a 767-200 which roughly (now don't get all particular with me out there nerds) seats 50 less pax. Thus, ExpressJet was called in for a relief flight....

Problem solved, I think.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 4760 times:

That makes sense. Looks like the 762 also visited MSY (or from continental.com that's what it looks like). Lucky foloks there.

I find it funny that according to continental.com someone listed themselves standby on the ERJ rather than on the 762. Why? LOL



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User currently offlineEvanbu From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4576 times:



Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 6):
I find it funny that according to continental.com someone listed themselves standby on the ERJ rather than on the 762. Why? LOL

Pretty full loads today, and your would be amazed how many senior flight attendants wouldn't be able to find the express gates anyway.  Smile lol...


User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2819 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

It appears that CO1605, the 1150 IAH departure to LAX, was downgraded to a 762 from the normal 753. Right now, there are 42/50 customers booked on CO4911, the RJ extra section to carry the potentially stranded passengers. Interesting move, CO!

User currently offlineEvanbu From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4522 times:



Quoting Evanbu (Reply 5):
I figured it out! Ok. so the flight that is leaving at the same time was originally a 757-300. That got downgraded to a 767-200 which roughly (now don't get all particular with me out there nerds) seats 50 less pax. Thus, ExpressJet was called in for a relief flight....

Problem solved, I think.



Quoting Modesto2 (Reply 8):
It appears that CO1605, the 1150 IAH departure to LAX, was downgraded to a 762 from the normal 753. Right now, there are 42/50 customers booked on CO4911, the RJ extra section to carry the potentially stranded passengers. Interesting move, CO!

Yeah, we came to that conclusion...


User currently offlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 864 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4438 times:

Nothing mentioned in the COAir website new bulletins nor in the Expressjet site. However we have had 4000 series flight nos. into CRP on occasion when there has been a flight added at the last minute.
JD CRPXE



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User currently offlineCO1787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4252 times:

So how does CO determine who gets bumped to the COEX flight?

User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4050 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4180 times:
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4900 series are live COEX extra sections


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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2908 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 3717 times:



Quoting Modesto2 (Reply 8):
downgraded to a 762 from the normal 753

Funny how a widebody ac is a downgrade from a narrowbody one. What has this world come to?

I'd certainly like to hear what those pax expecting a loooooooong narrow plane thought of their "downgrade" 767 aircraft. Though, the ERJ would certainly be quite the downgrade on this sector. The luck of the draw for the pax, I suppose.



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User currently offlineEvanbu From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Apparently these flights on ExpressJet have now gone daily? Seems that there is another flight today (July 1)

User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4050 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3387 times:
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there is no XJT flight from IAH-LAX today. If you're referencing the flight number, thats there, but its a segment for MHT-EWR


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User currently offlineEvanbu From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3347 times:



Quoting CALMSP (Reply 15):
there is no XJT flight from IAH-LAX today. If you're referencing the flight number, thats there, but its a segment for MHT-EWR

My bad, it was yesterday (June 30).


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

SO how long is that flight. THe ERJs usually do similar times (usually a little longer) as the bigger jets,

I know it is a long flight. But honestly I am usually quite comfortable on the ERJs, sitting on the side with one seat, close to the front, usually it is a quite smooth uneventful flight. Sometimes being on a bigger bird, i.e. 737 or 757 just means more people on the plane and the feel of being in a wider space. O an the slight bigger seat (not sure, just feels that way). But that is about it. i don't really watch IFE, or anything of the sort. Sleep and read, that is a flight for me, so as long as I am not in a turboprop, I am fine.



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12286 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2491 times:
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Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 3):
I'm not seeing anymore XJ flights to LAX tomorrow.

Yeah, Mesaba doesn't serve LAX...

Quoting Evanbu (Reply 4):
XJ flights are usually not numbered in the 4000's.

Still not a Mesaba flight.....



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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3180 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2112 times:



Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 13):
Funny how a widebody ac is a downgrade from a narrowbody one. What has this world come to?

Yeah..

Well they operated a ERJ on IAH-PSP and its not that much longer.



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