carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2994 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2144 times:
Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 1): Good for NH. Their domestic network is short-distance enough that they can afford very tight turnarounds in between their runs to FRA, SJC, etc.
I guess the downside would be if they set utilization too high, they'll be in an avalanche when one goes tech and the delays/cancellations cascade across.
I think you are getting thing confused. As more domestic 788s are delivered, they will be expanding their 788 domestic network. This has nothing to do with the HND-FRA because those two int'l 788s will only do int'l runs. Maybe a turn on a NRT-Asia run if the loads are poor as the 788s are configured for only 158 pax while the 763s are configures for approx. 202/214 or 772s at 306 pax.
SJC will be run out of NRT and there is still no set date on the start-up.
PM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 7038 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
Living in one of the first two domestic destinations from Haneda (Hiroshima) and hopping up and down to Tokyo on 787s whenever I can (flight #5 coming up next weekend), I've been monitoring the schedules closely and it's fascinating how they change. In the space of barely half a year 787 usage on the Hiroshima route has varied between one and three a day. The flights they're used on change too. The 10am flight one month and the 3pm one the next. I guess as more planes arrive and more destinations are offered, usage must be tweaked regularly. Keeps it interesting, I suppose.