Delta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1247 posts, RR: 3 Posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5867 times:
Last year Continental announced that the EWR-BER flight will be upgraded to a B-767-400 instead of the mix of 752/762 ! After looking for flights in the summer I noticed that all flights during the summer will only be flown with B-757-200 !
Why and when has it been downgraded again! The yields are supposed to be quite good as Business is always full?
Delta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1247 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5105 times:
Did not hear anything about a possible IAD start! 333/332 of Aer Lingus sounds not right, as they already have problems with their union with the MAD flight etc. A 763 to IAD would be nice or even to ORD ! But still the 764 would be nice here in Berlin as advertised !
Of course the 752 can easily make it in the summer but the capicity is not enough! Not even Delta is coming back !!!!
aznmadsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3660 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4371 times:
EWR-TXL has been a 752 since the beginning. Only the last few winters has the flight been a 762 to handle the TXL-EWR flight. I expect the flight could use a PMUA 763 once they start further integration of planes throughout the network.
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Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 2): If you believe talk at the Starbucks counter, there's the possibility of an Dulles-to-Berlin (EDDB?) 332.
I hope and pray that these rumors are true. It would make life much easier. However, for it to happen in summer, 2012, it seems like it would have already been announced. We shall see what we shall see.
I expect the current economic situation in Europe, and the likelihood that it's going to get much worse before it gets better, is a factor. Virtually all European carriers and many other carriers serving Europe are experiencing lower demand and are cutting capacity as a result.
The same way everyone makes claims on the internet... by saying the first thing that comes to mind, without checking whether it's true!
I really am excited to see how BER shuffles out though over the next few years, with the AB hub, LH's claimed secondary hub, etc. I have to imagine yields on BER-NYC are tough though -- not a ton of premium traffic due to the lack of corporate HQ's in Berlin, and the relatively low incomes there compared to other major European hubs. Even government flights are split -- most ministries retain a large presence back in Bonn!
Such a fantastic city though, and VERY popular with the younger crowd. I'm guessing AB will sew up that market pretty well, though there certainly should be room for a major US carrier!
AA94 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 579 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3141 times:
Quoting Kiwinlondon (Reply 7): I wonder if the 752 has the legs in both directions. I'm not sure of distances but would assume distance is greater than EWR-BRS which I know struggles westbound?
Well, the A/C definitely has the legs. Boeing lists the 757-200 as having a range of 3,900 nm, and EWR-TXL clocks in at 3,460 nm according to Great Circle. (http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=EWR-TXL&MS=wls&DU=nm)
CO also uses the 752 on EWR-STR, another one which runs over 3,400 nm.
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According to these statistics, it's 15th in Europe.
With Bucharest ranked higher than Amsterdam or Prague, this statistic seems to be way off. Additionally, it should be clear that the percentage of international visitors is smaller in a larger country (note: in Europe, international does not equal intercontinental). That's why comparisons usually use the bednights for city rankings. Berlin is on the third spot since 2010.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16829 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2824 times:
I've noticed that for the Summer coming up that the second daily EWR-FRA flight has changed from a 757 to a 764. I think they swapped the equipment for the EWR-TXL flight and the second daily EWR-FRA flight this Summer.