Well, I can tell you right now that my flights from EWR
on 762s were oversold in both directions on Dec. 27 - Jan. 3. The gate agents at LAX
were really frustrated because, according to them, "all our flights to EWR
are oversold, almost everyday."
Apparently, although the yields might not be great, CO
is filling their planes. I'm sure that the other majors are doing fine as well - it seems as if the LCCs are really having the difficulty. Maybe people are heading to the established airlines on a flight of that length for things like widebody service and real meals.