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AF Cancels The 77W On Its MIA Route  
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2611 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11413 times:

AF was meant to start operating the 77W on its CDG-MIA route from October 30th, 2011.
Today, I was on AF website and finally, they switched back to 744.
Does someone know what happens?


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User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8090 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 11156 times:
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WHY does Miami keep getting the runts of the AF fleet, I was looking forward to the 777-300ER as no airline current schedules a 77W to MIA. Maybe Montreal can take the 744 and send 77W to MIA.

User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2611 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10679 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 1):

Couldn't agree more with you...



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User currently offlinetravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10579 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 1):
WHY does Miami keep getting the runts of the AF fleet, I was looking forward to the 777-300ER as no airline current schedules a 77W to MIA. Maybe Montreal can take the 744 and send 77W to MIA.

Isn't it based on Premium demand? My understanding is that the AF 744s go to more "leisure" destinations, and the 77Ws go to places with higher premium demand.

Not sure if that is the case with MIA however.


User currently offlineimag From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10522 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 1):
WHY does Miami keep getting the runts of the AF fleet

She's not a runt, but a lady aging gracefully.


User currently offlineairbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7871 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10466 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 1):
WHY does Miami keep getting the runts of the AF fleet

That depends. Personaly and In Y, I'd take an AF744 over the 10 abreast AF77W any day.


User currently offlineFSDan From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 729 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10374 times:

Was AF going to use one of the new high-density 77Ws like they are on the MCO route? Or was it going to be one of the birds with F class?


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User currently offlinecaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1633 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10325 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 1):
Maybe Montreal can take the 744 and send 77W to MIA

Hey, we like our 77Ws   Maybe we'll give it up if they schedule another daily A380 into YUL.   


User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10326 times:

Quoting travelin man (Reply 3):
Isn't it based on Premium demand? My understanding is that the AF 744s go to more "leisure" destinations, and the 77Ws go to places with higher premium demand.

I guess there is divergence in viewpoint b/w AF and LH here, as the latter will start A380 service to MIA in June. There was some rumor that AF would also send the A380 down here; perhaps not.


User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8090 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9968 times:
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Quoting imag (Reply 4):
She's not a runt, but a lady aging gracefully.

You are right, 744 are graceful. Especially the Cathay Pacific versions.

Quoting travelin man (Reply 3):
Isn't it based on Premium demand? My understanding is that the AF 744s go to more "leisure" destinations, and the 77Ws go to places with higher premium demand.

AF has 3 different 77W configurations, The typical 8 F, 67J one. The one used to the Fench Caribean and Scheyelles. and the third( Miami's) is a newer one with no F 35 J +/- with Y+ and Y.


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11365 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9948 times:
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Quoting FSDan (Reply 6):
Was AF going to use one of the new high-density 77Ws like they are on the MCO route? Or was it going to be one of the birds with F class?

In fact none. They introduced a 3rd config for the 77W with 3-class layout and featuring the new business class cabin. 381 seats (42J 24Y+ 315Y). These frames are not being deployed by AF on CDG-GIG route (one of the 2 daily flights)



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User currently offlineshufflemoomin From Denmark, joined Jun 2010, 467 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9932 times:

Quoting imag (Reply 4):
She's not a runt, but a lady aging gracefully.

I fully agree. I love to watch any aircraft doing it's thing but at least with the 747 & 380 you see something that at least looks different. Same reason I enjoy the MD's that SAS send to Kastrup. Just nice to see something out of the ordinary.

On a side note, there was a 777 parked right up against the fence at CPH today and it's closest I've ever been to one. Just couldn't get my head around how much smaller it looked than I expected up close. Odd.

Sorry to stray off topic there.  


User currently offlinetravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9921 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 9):
AF has 3 different 77W configurations, The typical 8 F, 67J one. The one used to the Fench Caribean and Scheyelles. and the third( Miami's) is a newer one with no F 35 J +/- with Y+ and Y.

Thanks for the clarification.

So maybe AF just needed more capacity that the 744 provides?


User currently offlineworldliner From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9906 times:

AF needs more Y seats on these leisure routes such as MIA, so i can see why they would choose to stick with the 744, although i would love to of seen a 77W finally at MIA!


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User currently offlineheathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 967 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9562 times:

Quoting caribb (Reply 7):

Hey, we like our 77Ws Maybe we'll give it up if they schedule another daily A380 into YUL.

Haha exactly! Why should we get the downgrade!


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4067 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9133 times:

Well, i'll take a 747 'runt' any day over any other Aircraft in service.



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User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 979 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8815 times:

Does anyone know how the KL and AF flights to MIA are complimenting each other? I know that AF is timed to feed Southern/Eastern Europe connections whilst the KL flight is timed to cater to Northern Europe/UK connections. Does the addition of the KL flight have anything to do with AF canceling its 77W plans for MIA?

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8301 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 1):
WHY does Miami keep getting the runts of the AF fleet, I was looking forward to the 777-300ER as no airline current schedules a 77W to MIA.
Quoting worldliner (Reply 13):
AF needs more Y seats on these leisure routes such as MIA, so i can see why they would choose to stick with the 744, although i would love to of seen a 77W finally at MIA!

10-abreast on the 744 is much more civilized than a cramped 10-abreast 777. Maybe AF didn't want to be the only carrier serving MIA with 10-abreast 777s (or am I missing someone else?)


User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8110 times:

Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
Does someone know what happens?

Don't you want to see the classics at your local airport? Seems like a victory for the older lady.



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4253 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6845 times:

Yep, keep the 744 at MIA please! We're inundated with wing mounted twinjets. Anyone wanting to see a 77W at MIA will just have to wait for AA to bring them!  

User currently offlineairproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5043 times:

Quoting imag (Reply 4):
She's not a runt, but a lady aging gracefully.

You're my man.
There are people looking for some room for their precious legs, and people looking for THE aircraft.

The 747 is the only one that's worth flying.



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User currently offlineLuxair From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 834 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4933 times:
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Hey hey hey airproxx...I will show up tomorrow with a shiny blue MD11 in MIA hehehehe and that's for sure one amazing aircraft to...don't u agree?

greetings



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User currently offlinevarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1581 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

I was not so thrilled to trade the usual 744 against a nightmare-ish 10 abreast 77W.

Now the queen of the sky stays, I wonder if AF is not re-analyzing the situation by comparing with what will be on the market.
Let's be serious: LH will offer an A380 and you come with a 10 abreast 77W?
I know for sure that as a usual AF690 client to MIA, I am more than ready to try LH to spare me the horror AF 77W which I tried once and which vaccinated me already



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User currently offlinefpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4028 times:

I uess all you Miami people would have to drive to MCO to see a AF 77W... I wouldn't call the B744 the "runts of the fleet". They are still pretty nice!

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3150 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 1):
WHY does Miami keep getting the runts of the AF fleet, I was looking forward to the 777-300ER as no airline current schedules a 77W to MIA. Maybe Montreal can take the 744 and send 77W to MIA.

We'll trade you at MCO. I will be glad to see an AF 747-400 there since we lost our LH 744 to an A340-600 and are losing two of our VIR ones to A330s. You can have our 3x a week 77W for your daily 744.


25 AussieItaliano : Amen to that! The 747 and A380 have sufficient cabin width for 10 abreast long haul. The 777 does not. I know some will disagree with me, but the dif
26 varig md-11 : Can't agree more!!! The only thing is that most pax don't know about the 10 Y abreast in the 77W till they're trapped in it! But I'm sure once they'r
27 Post contains images TGV : I am also totally with you ! This is why I have changed my signature to what it is today, and why I am, as much as possible informing people on the n
28 MIASkies : AA soon I am sure...
29 NASCARAirforce : I barely saw AA 777-200s operating when I went spotting there Easter weekend. I was lucky to get pictures of 2 that whole weekend. Isn't the runt of
30 varig md-11 : And I had only the "chance" to fly the 77W in Y on a summer extra flight NCE-ORY and that was enough. How dare they sell these seats for flights to E
31 LY777 : I agree with you concerning the 3-4-3 config, but the AF 744s (except GITI/J/H) look tired inside, including the J cabin and their IFE is really poor.
32 varig md-11 : Yes, but you had the possibility for 50€ to get on the upper deck which is a mini Y+ really cool for the price (though free in the old days....) OK
33 LY777 : This is what I do when I fly to MIA, but you have a selection of only 6 channels, no games... I was about to book a flignht to MIA for November to tr
34 mah4546 : MIA isn't short of AA 777s. During the winter, only Heathrow sees more of them than MIA.
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