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AA Brings 762 Back On MIA-LAX  
User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4406 posts, RR: 6
Posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 8997 times:

Looking through the latest schedule update, I see once again AA is putting a 762 on one of the LAX-MIA-LAX runs.

They've done this in the past, and while I think it's great to have another 3 class aircraft on this route (and one with WiFi too!), I can't understand why AA does this... the 762 shows up for a month or two, then we're back to mostly 757s and 738s on this route (yes, there's is the one 777 and sometimes the 763).

I would be great if we could have the 762 on this route year-round. Maybe this year it will be here to stay?

AA Flight 280: Dep LAX 9:00a Arr MIA 4:55p
AA Flight 231: Dep MIA 6:15p Arr LAX 8:45p

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User currently offlines4popo From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 8937 times:

Could it be just a way for them to reposition aircraft to different routes out of MIA?

User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7083 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 8784 times:

Quoting N62NA (Thread starter):
the 762 shows up for a month or two,

Are these the months in which the 777 does not do MIA-LAX-MIA? If so it could be to keep a three class product flying this route.



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 8570 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 2):
Are these the months in which the 777 does not do MIA-LAX-MIA? If so it could be to keep a three class product flying this route.

I did a little more digging.

The last day of the 777 is July 1. The 777 returns on August 24.

The first day of the 762 is August 24 and it's last day is October 26.

Is there a huge increase in premium demand from August 24 through October 26 and then there isn't any premium demand after October 26?

This just doesn't make sense to me.


User currently offlinemah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32567 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 8567 times:

Quoting N62NA (Thread starter):
. the 762 shows up for a month or two, then we're back to mostly 757s and 738s on this route (yes, there's is the one 777 and sometimes the 763).

As somebody who follows the schedules often, I'm sure you realize that the default schedule of 1x 777/3x 738/3x 757 has never actually been put into use. Nothing past 18NOV10 is valid - that is just a default equipment schedule that will change, just like it always has.

This summer, however, for the seven weeks that AA is operating a third daily MIA-EZE and 763 winglet installation going full speed, there will be a widebody drought on this route. The 772 that usually operates MIA-LAX-MIA will temporarily fly MIA-EZE daylight.



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 8472 times:

Quoting mah4546 (Reply 4):
This summer, however, for the seven weeks that AA is operating a third daily MIA-EZE and 763 winglet installation going full speed, there will be a widebody drought on this route. The 772 that usually operates MIA-LAX-MIA will temporarily fly MIA-EZE daylight.

Yeah, but the 762 is coming online the same day as the 772 returns. And then the 762 leaves a mere 2 months later.


User currently offlineGSP psgr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 8441 times:

I know it's a bit off topic, but has there been any news or rumors about new or upgraded routes for either Eagle or Mainline for Winter '10-'11?

User currently offlinerunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2173 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 8428 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 5):
Yeah, but the 762 is coming online the same day as the 772 returns. And then the 762 leaves a mere 2 months later.

Because the schedules havent been set yet. AA most likely just puts 757 everywhere then decides closer in what the final schedule will be and what aircraft to use. Right now it's just place holding...


User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 8396 times:

Quoting runway23 (Reply 7):
Because the schedules havent been set yet. AA most likely just puts 757 everywhere then decides closer in what the final schedule will be and what aircraft to use. Right now it's just place holding...

OK, then I'm going to go out on a limb here.

I predict the 762 will be yanked from the route sometime before the end of 2010.


User currently offlinemah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32567 posts, RR: 72
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 8382 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 8):

OK, then I'm going to go out on a limb here.

I predict the 762 will be yanked from the route sometime before the end of 2010.

It becomes a 763 on 27OCT10.



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 8292 times:

Quoting mah4546 (Reply 9):
It becomes a 763 on 27OCT10.

Sigh..... Then why are they putting the 762 on in the first place? Shortage of 763s?


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8716 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 8253 times:
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Quoting N62NA (Reply 10):
Sigh..... Then why are they putting the 762 on in the first place? Shortage of 763s?

Also, the B767-200 operates a daily rotation between JFK and MIA.



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 8202 times:

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 11):
Also, the B767-200 operates a daily rotation between JFK and MIA.

Yeah, so when they add the LAX-MIA-LAX turn on the 762, that will be a total of 2 aircraft per day serving MIA that are WiFi equipped.  


User currently offlinemah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32567 posts, RR: 72
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 8186 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 10):
Quoting mah4546 (Reply 9):
It becomes a 763 on 27OCT10.

Sigh..... Then why are they putting the 762 on in the first place? Shortage of 763s?

Aircraft scheduling.

I'll take an international C seat over WiFi any day, though.



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 8118 times:

Quoting mah4546 (Reply 13):
Aircraft scheduling.

That's stating the obvious.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8716 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 8062 times:
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Quoting N62NA (Reply 12):

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 11):
Also, the B767-200 operates a daily rotation between JFK and MIA.

Yeah, so when they add the LAX-MIA-LAX turn on the 762, that will be a total of 2 aircraft per day serving MIA that are WiFi equipped.

I would choose to fly on the B763 rather than the B762 any day, regardless of WiFi.



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User currently offlinelaca773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 6466 times:
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This evening, AA sub'd a 762 in place of the usual 752 on AA #297 LAX-HNL. This route rarely sees the 762 but instead a 763 is a sub on ocasion. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL297

User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15695 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 6435 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 10):
Then why are they putting the 762 on in the first place? Shortage of 763s?

Increased international flying for the summer?

Quoting laca773 (Reply 16):
his evening, AA sub'd a 762 in place of the usual 752 on AA #297 LAX-HNL.

And that is why AA keeps them ETOPS certified.



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User currently offlinemah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32567 posts, RR: 72
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 6082 times:

Quoting laca773 (Reply 16):
This route rarely sees the 762

The 762 subs for 757s quite often on LAX-HNL - near perfect capacity match, and quite a few happy op-ups. It happens every few weeks, sometimes even more often.



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User currently offlinelaca773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5849 times:
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Quoting mah4546 (Reply 18):

The 762 subs for 757s quite often on LAX-HNL - near perfect capacity match, and quite a few happy op-ups. It happens every few weeks, sometimes even more often.

Thanks for the information, Mark. I definitely would be very happy to fly on a 762 or a 752 anyday. Also with the chance of being up'd to J seat if sitting in Y, is even better. I thought the 763s were sub'd more often than the 762s.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8716 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 5150 times:
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Quoting flymia (Reply 2):
Are these the months in which the 777 does not do MIA-LAX-MIA? If so it could be to keep a three class product flying this route.

Currently, AA operates one daily JFK-MIA-JFK rotation with the B772. AA also utilizes the B738, B752, B762, and B763 on the MIA-JFK-MIA route.



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