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AA 763 At SAN Today 7/24

Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:45 am

Does anyone know why there was a AA763 at SAN. I saw it depart around 1pm today? According to the timetable there are no 763's flying in or out of SAN, not even to JFK. I have to say it was a very pleasant surprise
 
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RE: AA 763 At SAN Today 7/24

Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:50 am

Seems to have been an equipment sub from the regular B757. It operated AA1675/1918 DFW-SAN-DFW.
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RE: AA 763 At SAN Today 7/24

Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:26 am

Wow, I'm surprised it subbed for a flight to DFW, usually SAN will see the rare 763 on the later flight to/from JFK... Here's the Flytecomm info below:

Airline American
Flight Number 1675
Departure City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DFW)
Departure Time 07/24/2005 11:18 AM
Arrival City (Airport) San Diego, CA (SAN)
Arrival Time 07/24/2005 11:41 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 767-300
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

I'm glad to see SAN is seeing some heavies (besides the normal), hopefully AA will schedule a 767 on one of it's SAN routes in the future...

[Edited 2005-07-25 03:27:33]
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RE: AA 763 At SAN Today 7/24

Mon Jul 25, 2005 1:14 pm

My first 767 flight was on American DFW-SAN back in 1984.

We got a 767 in Denver a couple of months ago, but it was a JFK-LAX diversion. That's about as close as we are going to get to non-DL/UA 767 service.
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RE: AA 763 At SAN Today 7/24

Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:47 pm

I remember seeing AA76s fly into SAN back in 1988 or so when I was on vacation out there.
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RE: AA 763 At SAN Today 7/24

Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:40 am

Quoting San747 (Reply 2):
Wow, I'm surprised it subbed for a flight to DFW, usually SAN will see the rare 763 on the later flight to/from JFK...

No more gates = larger aircraft. This will be a regular thing with mainline without a new airport and airfield capacity for only an additional 15 gates. It's the only way to grow and still maximize hub connections. Brutal for a flexible pavement runway.
 
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RE: AA 763 At SAN Today 7/24

Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:13 am

United once substituted a 763 for a 757 on the Dulles to San Diego route. Do American and United in San Diego have to borrow a cargo loader and dollies from Delta or Hawaiian in order to off load and load the containers containing the luggage? Or, do they each have the equipment available for these contingencies?
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RE: AA 763 At SAN Today 7/24

Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:28 am

Oh I think that they still have equipments available for these contingencies. Because American has flown the B767-300 into SAN for a long time, last year, they still had a flight JFK-SAN on the 763. But yes, it's true that there is no more AA763 coming to SAN, it might come back if a need to add an extra JFK-SAN flight is justified. Other than that, Super 80 and 757 are the only two mainline equipment American operates in SAN.
Do they really need a different cargo loader for each type of aircraft? As long as it can carry an LD3 container, it can work for several aircraft. I mention LD3 because it's the container most commonly seen. I'm not sure the 757 takes any, maybe it does, but I do know the 767 does.

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RE: AA 763 At SAN Today 7/24

Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:33 pm

The 757 does not carry containerized cargo and/or bags. Only widebodies do. The most common container for the 767 is an LD 2. But LD 3's can be used, too...though only one row of them on the left side of the aircraft.. Most cargo loaders can handle all types of containers, though the 763 requires a wider loader to unload certain large pallets (PMCs) from the front cargo hold.
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RE: AA 763 At SAN Today 7/24

Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:40 pm

The 757 does not carry containerized cargo and/or bags

Bags? You mean bags/luggage? I guess on my ORD-SNA (752) AA shipped it out on FX.  Smile

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RE: AA 763 At SAN Today 7/24

Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:55 pm

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RE: AA 763 At SAN Today 7/24

Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:11 pm

Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 9):
Bags? You mean bags/luggage? I guess on my ORD-SNA (752) AA shipped it out on FX

Read it over once again. He said containerized bags...meaning bags loaded into a container which is loaded onto the aircraft.  Wink
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