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Continental Constantly Chaning A/C!  
User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1637 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1189 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?

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User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

January and February, for the most part, will not see the 767, however, once April rolls around, LAX should see it on a daily basis for the forseeable future.

User currently offlineRamper@IAH From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Maybe that is one of Continental's secrets to success. Matching aircraft with demand only makes good business sense. Why keep a 777 on a route when an EMB-145 will work?

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

The schedule still has 757's as well as the 738's, but as you said it changes all the time, when areyou planning on flying ?

Jer


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3326 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 942 times:

the aircraft are constant in philadelphia. i see continental 733's and 735's every day, although there are not that many continental flights

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 935 times:

CO kept DC-10s on the HNL route for over 25 years.

User currently offlineSeven37s From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 902 times:

My God...if you wanna be entertained so badly...fly Continental for the better service, but bring a Gameboy along!!!

User currently offlineStrickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 853 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!


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 792 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.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16691 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 766 times:

The inagural flight from Continental's C-3 concourse was a 777 flight to LAX, it was a one day only flight subsituting for the usual 757.


Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2160 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 758 times:

I think CO is also picking up a few more 767-400s in the next few months (anybody know the delivery schedule?)

Once these are delivered (which were supposed to be the original DC10-30 replacements, you'll see a 767 or two freed up for the transcon runs.


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 751 times:

Strickerje, I thought that AF replaced the A340 this summer with the 772.

User currently offlineGlobalDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 751 times:

Supposed to be 2 767-400 a month for the next 5 months. There is rumored to be 2 777's coming in a few months. Summer schedule has DUB,GLA, SNN all being flown on them. Assume 2nd CDG will be also.

The 757-300 will not be doing transcon. FL mostly.


User currently offlineStrickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 733 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?  Big grin 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!)


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