IAHworldflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 233 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4365 times:
Was checking flights and fares to BCN for August 2012 and noticed the fares had increased substantially in the last 2 weeks. Then I found the reason why. CO # 120 has gone from a 764 to a 757. I realize this has previously been a 757 route, but in January they had put the 764 onto the summer schedule to handle increased tourist demand. My question is, does anyone know where this 764 frame went? I checked the timetable to LHR thinking they might put the equipment on for Olympic coverage, but those flights still show only one 777 with the remainder 757's.
I believe at least 1 764 will be out of service through the summer undergoing reconfiguration to fully-flat J seats, AVOD, power, E+ and new seats throughout. It is an extensive makeover that will keep each ship on the ground for at least 6 weeks.
CO 757-300 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3074 times:
sounds appropriate to downgrade back to a 752 if they need to re-fit the 764.
an anticipated drop in demand for mediterranean cruise traffic perhaps? & spanair going bust (star alliance, base in BCN) could also be contributing factors as well.
downtown273 From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
I just don't get it... I've always flown widebody aircraft on transatlantic except this one time that I was on a US 752 PHL-AMS. Never again. I will very happily pay extra just to make sure I'm getting on a widebody for a 9 hour flight.
TOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2691 times:
I think it has something to do with all available widebodies being used for the summer. Which suprises me because would would think they would utilize a 762 on this route but I guess not. The 757 TATL fleet looks pretty busy too with the new IAD-MAN/DUB and a bunch of them being used from EWR domestically as well.
Frictionfool From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2684 times:
I took this flight BCN-EWR in Nov 2007, and it was a 757 then. Nice flight, but I too prefer a widebody on transatlantic flights. If it will save me a connection like in this case, I'll take the '57. My friend has lived in BCN for 5 years, and most every time he comes stateside he's been on a CO 757.
rscaife1682 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2593 times:
Looks like the monthly debate on narrow body and wide body on trans-atlantic flights is about to begin. I am not sure what the big deal is other than sometimes the line for the bathroom can get a little long after the meal service
If you do not want to fly on a 757 over the pond I am sure you have plenty of other options to get to BCN. I just do not understand what the difference is last week I flew SAN-EWR on 737-9 5hrs and the week before that I flew 767-3 IAD-LHR-IAD and the week before that EWR-BHX-EWR 757-2 just seems all the same to me.....AVOD, seat, blanket, food and sleep ?????