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LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sat Jul 20, 2002 1:54 pm

I was looking through some schedules today, and I noticed that LAX will lose Continental 753 flights in September, but will gain a daily 777 flight to Houston! That's a fair trade off in my opinion!

Good to see CO sending the big jets on domestic routes other than IAH-EWR.


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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sat Jul 20, 2002 2:02 pm

This is great! Does SAN see any 753's in the winter months? I am not trying to ruin your thread, Im just curious.

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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sat Jul 20, 2002 2:35 pm

This is great!! However, lets not all get too excited yet! I've noticed that CO is KING when it comes to rerouting a/c on and off of routes. It would not surprise me if the 777 is off the route by December and replaced w/ a 737-800! You can never depend on a given route w/ CO that the a/c listed several months out will actually be the one utilized when the time comes, esp. w/ the domestic routes having 767s and 777s.

 
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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sat Jul 20, 2002 2:48 pm

That sounds really cool. Those would be GE90's, right? I was just at Terminal 5 and 6 today, and I don't see any CO gates that the 777 could fit into. They only have 737's and 757's into LAX. Any word on the gate assignment? Anyway, that sure is great news!
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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sat Jul 20, 2002 3:22 pm

Hmm I think the 753's stick to Florida mostly during the winter....routes like EWR-FLL/MCO. Right now they fly to IAH, LAX, MSY, DEN, and MCO.

LAX, MSY, and DEN will say good bye to the 753's in September, but I think they'll return next April or May.

As for where the 777 will park in LAX, not sure. How is CO's gate layout in LAX?


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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sat Jul 20, 2002 3:43 pm

CO also sends 764's to HNL from LAX. Looking at one random day in January, they also a send the last flight out as a 764, which presumably heads to HNL the following day.

They have sent 777s there before, though I have no clue where they park them as I have never been there myself. I have, however, boarded a 777 that arrived in IAH from LAX.
 
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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sat Jul 20, 2002 3:46 pm

So, planes actually ahve a place to park at LAX? Thats a new one for me...  Big grin

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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sat Jul 20, 2002 3:50 pm

CO has Gates 60/62/64 and shares one or two others with UA/DL. The 777 is size limited to one of these shared gates ... This most often being 69A or B
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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sat Jul 20, 2002 4:37 pm

Yeah, CO has 3 - 4 gates at LAX. The south side of LAX is laid out similar to an "E" shape, with the top of the "E" being east and the bottom being west. Terminal 6 would be like the middle of the "E" and they have the inner gates on the east side of the terminal, gates 60, 62, 64A/B. Gate 60 is a tight fit that they only put their 737s into. 62 is for their 757s and 64 is just large enough for a 767, which I rarely see at LAX. Lately, I have been seeing an AA 777 parked at Delta's gate 59 when AA's gate 49 is busy, so maybe CO will use UA's gate 69 since Terminal 6 is UA with CO using 4 gates in a similar manner to how AA operates.
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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sat Jul 20, 2002 9:26 pm

Continental has operated the 777 into LAX before. When it first took delivery of the widebody in 1998, it operated LAX-IAH-EWR and the reverse routing, as a means of training crews before the first intercontinental flight was flown, from EWR to NRT.

It would be nice if CO would operate one widebody on the EWR-LAX route. I am flying it in August and the outbound is a 757, the only 757 to LAX out of six daily CO flights in that market (all the others are on 737-800's) and my return is on, you guessed it, a 737-800. I have no problem with a narrowbody on a transcon, I have flown the -800 to SFO before and the -700 from SNA to EWR, but honestly, LAX is such a large market, and CO has a major hub in EWR, so why not fly a 767-200 or a 767-400 at a peak time???

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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sun Jul 21, 2002 1:56 am

I flew on a CO 772 LAX-IAH in early march.
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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sun Jul 21, 2002 2:33 am

This would not be the first time CO flies the 777 to LAX. Me and a friend flew one one day about three years ago to IAH. I was surprised to see the flight only took about 2 hours and 15 minutes or so. The same time as if I had flown from PHX where I live.
 
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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sun Jul 21, 2002 3:07 am

I flew on the CO 777 in February 99 from IAH to LAX. We parked at the gates near the end of the terminal.
 
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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sun Jul 21, 2002 5:55 am

We run our HNL flights out of 69A, in and out. We have our own counters and equipment there, but the gate itself is shared with UA. UA also has counters there, and probably uses the gate for most of the day, since our summer schedule currently has a widebody on the ground at LAX for only about 4.5 hours, from 5:15am to approximately 9:45am.

However, once winter rolls around, we probably will be parking up to two 767s at a time in LAX. The early-AM departure to IAH will most likely be overnighted at our MX facility, brought in by the late-evening arrival from IAH, (unless it continues to HNL, which I doubt) and rolled out to Gate 68 and the HNL arrival will come in at 69A, turn, and board for the next flight to HNL and onward. The afternoon 777 arrival from IAH will most certainly be at 69A, and the aircraft will then operate the return segment from the same gate. Our 757s will operate out of 62, 64, and 68, 737s will go from 60, 62, 64, and our connector bus to American Eagle will continue to depart from "gate" 62A.

And that's the LAX story, the way it's been for a bunch of years, before that; we used to own almost the entire T6 at LAX, those were the days.

And COEWR, I agree with you to a point, I think the 737's are good, especially with our service, and give us tremendous flexibility, but I still miss the days when DC-10's and 757s were the only aircraft (save the 747) that had long enough legs to reach LAX from EWR nonstop. Even then, we had the same number of flights (probably more than we do now), but today we just have far fewer seats than we used to.
 
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RE: LAX Will See CO 777 Service Soon!

Sun Jul 21, 2002 11:26 am

Previously posted : "Lately, I have been seeing an AA 777 parked at Delta's gate 59 when AA's gate 49 is busy, so maybe CO will use UA's gate 69 since Terminal 6 is UA with CO using 4 gates in a similar manner to how AA operates."

The AA 777 is the LHR Arrival. AA has been using Delta's Customs Facilities. Their own are under construction and should be ready by Sept, when Qantas is expected to move from the Tom Bradley Terminal to AA's Terminal 4.

Most of AA's gates have been reconfigured, so there is now very little resemblance between the gate configuration at Terminal 4 and Terminal 6. For example, AA can now park a 777 at gate 41 and another gate that will be adjacent to that between gate 41 and 43. That gate hasn't been opened or labeled yet. These two gates, 41 and the yet unnumbered gate, will also support Qantas 747's, on arrival and deparature. Should be fun to see Qantas' tails next to AA's tails.

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