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Fri Dec 04, 1998 12:34 pm

Does anybody else think that USAirways concentrates on more flights on smaller planes then less flights on larger planes? And concentrate on flying to more cities with less flights than less cities with more flight?
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RE: USAirways

Fri Dec 04, 1998 1:06 pm

What are you talking about, they fly the same planes every one else does, and they have 5,000 flights a day so how could they have less flights?
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RE: USAirways

Fri Dec 04, 1998 1:10 pm

This is what I am talking about: Some airlines will fly a route with 2 767s while others will fly it with 1 747. That is what I meant by less planes. I know the use the same types, but I am not talking about the whole airline, just specific routes and its service in general.
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RE: USAirways

Fri Dec 04, 1998 2:49 pm

I can see how it would look like that, but really that is a product of their route system. Most of their routes are throughout the East Coast USA, and these are about all under 3 hours flying time--most only one or two hours. It's more efficient to fly the smaller planes on shorter flights. And more flights means more convenient options for travelers. However, they do have 757s. I'd consider that a big plane compared to the 737 or A320, and USAirways has 34 of them.

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RE: USAirways

Sat Dec 05, 1998 1:32 am

They are also starting to increase there Atlantic flights to europe.
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RE: USAirways

Sat Dec 05, 1998 8:52 am

USAIR is not a major international carrier which is obvious. They make their money by operating small aircraft on short haul routes. That is why on their international routes they only operate the 767 while other carriers fly the same route with 747s or even 777s. Most Europen carriers do operate larger aircraft than U.S. carriers. Look at the Atlantic. No American carrier operates the 747-400 over the Atlantic while British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, KLM, SAA, PIA, and Air France all operate the 747-400 over the Atlantic. Most of the Atlantic flights flown by the U.S. carriers are flown by 767 and 777 twins while European carriers operate them with the four engined 747-400 and early variants.
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