If you are flying from TPE
, you will certainly be making multiple stops. The TPE
-GUM segment will most likely be on a 737-800. The GUM-IAH
flight via HNL
will be flown on a 767-400 for the GUM-HNL
segment. From HNL
, you will either be on a 767-400 or a 777. The final segment from IAH
will probably not be on an MD80. There are only 11 of them still flying in the CO
fleet, the rest of the 66 strong MD80 fleet is parked in the desert or flying with some other carrier. As Continental seeks to continue cutting costs and capacity, the MD80's will probably be gone by year's end.
If the scheduled flight times change, Continental will notify you, either via e-mail or by phone, depending on what information they have in the reservation.
Never been to GUM or HNL
is a huge airport, very 70's in its architecture, lots of concrete slabs, large, long concourses, not much in the way of retail but it is clean and efficient. It just isn't nearly as nice as the CO
terminals at EWR
. The CLE
hub in Terminal C is narrow but relatively nice. Again, not much in the way of retail, just a basic terminal with a President's Club and little else. The commuter terminal, D, is much nicer and it is newer. The current Terminal C was remodeled in 1990-91.
Now, for your aircrafts, the 737-800 is comfortable, nice, with high curved ceilings. I don't know how long the flight is from TPE
to GUM, but I have flown the -800 several times cross-country in the USA and it's fine for a 5-6 hour flight. The 767-400 and 777 are wonderful machines. The MD80 in CO
fleet is OK
, nothing special, but you will fly on clean aircraft with good service and a reliable schedule.