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Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:50 am

Hi all,

well we discussed a lot the B757 routes operated by CO from EWR to Europe.

On question regarding this, are they co-loading freight on this routes?

I could imagine no, as they have often problems on the routes for example on the TXL flights to get nonstop to EWR from TXL + I never noticed any marketing on this flights from CO regarding cargo here in Germany.

I could imagine that they have embargos on the flights (maybe a little space for express freight...)?

Interesting to hear your information.

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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:49 am

This came up in a thread about the CLE-LGW flight, which isn't the longest (and not as long as HAM or TXL), but is certainly longer than most of the CO transatlantic 757 flights. A CLE CO employee said that they had good cargo loads, to which I asked how much cargo can you get on a fully loaded 757 bound for Europe, to which he said he had loaded as much as 7000lb. So apparently they can get some cargo.
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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:50 am

Quoting GoCOgo (Reply 1):
A CLE CO employee said that they had good cargo loads, to which I asked how much cargo can you get on a fully loaded 757 bound for Europe, to which he said he had loaded as much as 7000lb

wow this sounds pritty much thats 3000kgs ...
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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:07 am

Indeed that's what I though. Maybe that was in the winter (when it was still running in the winter) when there were hardly any passengers on board. But anyway here's the thread:
Huge Drop In CLE-LGW Traffic (by MasseyBrown Sep 21 2005 in Civil Aviation)

And here's what was said:

Quoting CLE757:
Quoting GoCOgo (Reply 12):
How much freight can you put on a mostly loaded 752 flying just shy of its max range?

I've loaded as much as 7,000 lbs on that flight.
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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:59 am

I know the range is not the same but in the 90's when FI was serving YHZ we used to send that bird to KEF full pax and absolutely jammed with every sort of cargo imaginable. I remember log home kits, boxes upon boxes of lobster, snowmobiles, 75 50 pound bags of sand(don't ask cuz I have no idea why), and bags jammed full of a weeks worth of shopping and definately qualifying as overweight and then some. There were some nights where you wouldn't be able to squeeze a fart in any of the cargo compartments they were so fully loaded, and we never heard even a peep about W&B problems. So I imagine a B757 with a respectable load could have no problem going CLE-LGW or EWR-TXL. God I loved working those tough old birds!
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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:07 am

the loads are next to nothing...the only 757 flight with frt is BHX...and any of the heavy frt gets sent either via MAN or LGW on the wide bodies...95% of the frt going to Europe is wide body type and unsuitable for the 757...HAM,EDI,TXL,ARN get hardly anything...
 
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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:30 pm

Quoting Yhz78 (Reply 4):
know the range is not the same but in the 90's when FI was serving YHZ we used to send that bird to KEF full pax and absolutely jammed with every sort of cargo imaginable

YHZ-KEF is nearly the half of the way or?

Quoting Tsnamm (Reply 5):
the loads are next to nothing...the only 757 flight with frt is BHX...and any of the heavy frt gets sent either via MAN or LGW on the wide bodies...95% of the frt going to Europe is wide body type and unsuitable for the 757...HAM,EDI,TXL,ARN get hardly anything...

thanx for the info, this is what I though....

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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:21 am

In the days when CO used general sales agents in the UK for cargo they used to allow up to 2 tonnes of loose-loaded stuff on board. Finding freight agents who had that quantity in loose-loaded (non-containerised) form was the hard bit. Ineviatbly the stuff ended going by truck to stations with widebody capacity.
 
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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:37 pm

Quoting Avianca (Reply 2):
Quoting GoCOgo (Reply 1):
A CLE CO employee said that they had good cargo loads, to which I asked how much cargo can you get on a fully loaded 757 bound for Europe, to which he said he had loaded as much as 7000lb

wow this sounds pritty much thats 3000kgs ...

maybe from CLE...but not out of EWR...frankly there is too much widebody lift over the North Atlantic from NYC to major hubs that can truck to these secondary cities for there to be too much demand for non-stop narrow body service from EWR/JFK...besides the restrictions on the type and weight per piece for the 757 limits the flexibility of the freight forwarder, who will just route it on a widebody....
 
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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:09 am

Quoting Tsnamm (Reply 8):
besides the restrictions on the type and weight per piece for the 757 limits the flexibility of the freight forwarder, who will just route it on a widebody....

yes thats true... I can imagine that CO only loaded express cargo (Quick Pack product) on the B757 routes?

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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:12 am

Quoting Avianca (Reply 9):
yes thats true... I can imagine that CO only loaded express cargo (Quick Pack product) on the B757 routes?

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]pretty much...some mail...but really very little...if the flights are to make money its going to be from passenger revenue...we (cargo) won't be able to save it...not like EWR/GIG for instance...when we had it...
 
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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:11 pm

CLE sends most of its International freight via truck to EWR,DTW and JFK due to no widebodys in CLE.
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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:47 pm

Quoting CLE757 (Reply 11):
CLE sends most of its International freight via truck to EWR,DTW and JFK due to no widebodys in CLE.

I am not sure if AC is the moment still a strong cargo player in CLE.

2 years ago, they moved allot inbound and outbound freight from CLE, but I think they stoped the regular truck-service, and are only offering CLE as a ad-hoc station.

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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:13 pm

We still send at least two trucks per-day to EWR.
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RE: Cargo Loads On CO B757 Europe Flights?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:18 pm

Quoting CLE757 (Reply 13):
We still send at least two trucks per-day to EWR.

Yes CO Cargo is strong to CLE from Europe. But it seems they have sometimes conecting problems in EWR (is the truck route EWR-CLE underserved?)
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