Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1617 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1094 times:
I've noticed this before, and now I'm noticing it again. CO never seems to fly certain routes with a consistent a/c. I know, I know, I know, this is a direct correlation to loads and all that other stuff. But it is frustrating.
The latest change I've observed is the LAX-EWR route. There used to be a 767-200 on this route leaving at 1030 AM. I have several trips coming up to NY for business and was looking forward to a welcome change from AA's old 762s to CO's with video games and Air Show. Tonight I was looking at the schedule and I see the 762s are gone! This sucks! I'm note going to fly one of those 737s so I guess it is back to AA. I was looking forward to getting my One Pass acount going.
Anyone know if possibly the 767s or even better yet, 777s might be in CO's future for LAX-EWR-LAX?
Strickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 758 times:
If you want to fly on a 777, connect in IAH (assuming there's time and they won't charge an extra fee for changing the reservation). Last I checked, one of the IAH-EWR flights was a 777, and I'm sure you could find a 767 on the LAX-IAH route.
I know what you mean though-- I was looking forward to trying to get on an AF A340-300 from CDG-CVG, and they downgraded it to a 767-300, which is also what DL operates on that route. (I've never been on an Airbus widebody) But hey-- my trip's not till May 2002; it may change 5 more times before then!
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 697 times:
You won't see a CO 777 doing an EWR-LAX or EWR-SFO rotation any time soon. Continental's 777 (14 company owned and 2 leased) operate premier international routes from the airline's Newark and Houston hubs to London, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Rome, Madrid, and Tel Aviv.
Continental was operating a 767-200 on the EWR-LAX route before 9/11 but when the DC10-30 fleet was retired and the 767-400's moved from Atlantic to Pacific operations (Honolulu and Guam) the 767-200's were needed on Transatlantic and Brazil routes, from Newark. Consequently, those 767-200's operate to Milan, Zurich, Brussels, London/Gatwick, and Sao Paolo and due to scheduling, most are not able to squeeze in a transcon flight. However, with the Spring and Summer schedule, if demand picks up, you'll see a 767 on at least one LAX/SFO frequency. The rest will operate with the 737-700/800 and 757-200 and quite possibly, the 757-300 and even a 737-900.
Strickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 638 times:
According to DL's (AF partner) website, DL operates a 777-200 from CDG-CVG until March 2002, then goes to a 767-300. At the beginning of the summer, AF adds its own 767-300 to that route. That's according to the website now, and since our trip isn't until May 2002, it'll probably change again before then... I'm hoping that AF will put one of its new A330-200's on that route, as they are doing to some of their 767-300 routes such as BOS and YYZ. I'll just have to wait, I suppose.
I got a bit off the subject there, didn't I? But apparently, all airlines change their a/c unexpectedly, and I would guess that most passengers don't care. (Too bad that for me, the aircraft type is the only reason I fly!)