mawelsh
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Transatlantic Single-aisle

Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:50 am

Just flew CO66 CLE to LGW and returned on CO21, MAN to EWR (connected to CLE). Flew 752 both ways (latter flight was 763 when booked but changed closed to flight time).

It was my first overseas trip. It got me to wondering, who else is flying single-aisle aircraft across the pond?
 
Frontiercpt
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:39 am

Hey, well, off the top of my head, PrivatAir does(but they don't exactly count). Icelandair flies sort of across the pond, but I don't know if that really counts either.
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AA737-823
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:56 am

AA flies Boston to Manchester.

Filler anyone?
 
N62NA
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:02 pm

Quoting Mawelsh (Thread starter):
latter flight was 763 when booked

Just a slight correction - CO doesn't operate the 763, it was supposed to be a 762.

So, what did you think of the experience on the 752 across the Atlantic?
 
whiskeyhotel
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:36 pm

AA Will be commencing service in a few months time JFK-NCL with a 757.

PrivatAir will be expanding its ops doing an All-J layout BBJ flight for KL AMS-IAH.

FirstChoice sends the odd 757 across the pond on charters.

Nouvelair of Tunisia was supposed to start a TUN-YUL one-stop on an A32X this November. Don't know if that's still a go or not.
 
HT
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:42 pm

see thread from June 2005: Narrowbodies Across The Atlantic (by Jepstein Jun 24 2005 in Aviation Polls & Prefs)

-HT
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
 
mawelsh
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:00 am

Quoting N62NA (Reply 3):
Just a slight correction - CO doesn't operate the 763, it was supposed to be a 762.

So, what did you think of the experience on the 752 across the Atlantic?

My error, yes it was 762 when booked.

What drove me to this flight was the outbound nonstop. We were heading for a wedding and I didn't want any part of changing planes in New York or Chicago. Another couple went United through ORD and were without their luggage for a day. This is what I successfully avoided.

I thought CO took care of us fine. There was a slight delay going out for windshield replacement. Everyone was issued a pillow, blanket and headphones. The plane was not full outbound, and we had an extra seat. It was packed on the return.

They had a passable meal plus a snack before landing, along with three beverages. On the return, they showed a moving map when the movies and video shorts weren't playing. (Overhead LCD screens). They also passed out newspapers on the return.
 
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:02 am

Icelandair fly 757s across the pond via Reyjkavik  Smile

It's a very cheap way to get between the US and Europe. That said, Aer Lingus advance bookings are even cheaper - I paid $US168 for Dublin to Los Angeles! Absolutely astonishing!

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mawelsh
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:14 am

Quoting HT (Reply 5):



Quoting HT (Reply 5):
see thread from June 2005: Narrowbodies Across The Atlantic (by Jepstein Jun 24 2005 in Aviation Polls & Prefs)

-HT

Thanks. If only I had searched for "narrow body" instead of "single aisle"
 
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:30 am

Quoting Mawelsh (Reply 8):
If only I had searched for "narrow body" instead of "single aisle"

Yeah, that´s one of the problems with searching for (or within) threads on A.net.
Plus one has to enter the exact key words, as no wildcards are accepted.
This is something I´ve asked for a while ago to be improved, but is technically impossible with the current database in use.

And: For most forums one has to search the "active" threads and the archived ones seperately.

P.S. I knew about that other thread only because I had contributed to it ...  

Have fun,
-HT

EDIT:
@Mawelsh: BTW, realizing that this was your first intercont´ flight you´re welcomed to contribute to thread Your First Intercontinental Flight? (by Andaman Oct 5 2005 in Aviation Polls & Prefs) !

[Edited 2005-10-07 18:33:13]
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:46 am

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 2):
AA flies Boston to Manchester.

They also fly Boston to Shannon on a 757-200 daily.
 
Spike
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:03 am

El-Al have run a 757 over the pond on many occassions. I had the misfortune of landing after one pulled in at JFK and waited hourds at immigration whilst prayer books were shown ahead of passports.
 
mytravel330
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:32 am

At one point Canada 3000 flew charter services, and today Thomas Cook still fly a 757 charter service to Canada from UK, i also think that CO fly a 757 from Glasgow to US.
 
B742
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:38 am

I flew CO last summer BHX-EWR-BHX on 757's, I thought the service was excellent, probably better than some of my 747/777 transatlantic services!

CO is great across the pond! Big grin

757's are not as bad as people think across the pond, I wish more would try it before badmouthing them!  Wink

I would recommend CO 757's any day!

They are perfect for thinner routes!

Rob!  Smile
 
meechy36
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:39 am

Quoting BOSPMV (Reply 10):

You can say that again as I'm in the middle of a SNN trip now, pretty good layover too! The Guinness is definitely better here, especially when the captain pays!

In all seriousness, I though working on a 75 transatlantic was going to suck, as we were talking about at dinner tonight, we all feel better when we get home than when we work the 777 or 767 trips. I prefer MAN over LHR now which I though would never happen. As for CDG I never cared for the trip anyhow, the times didn't work for me.

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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:06 pm

AY flies 757 from Toronto to Helsinki.
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ChiGB1973
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:11 pm

CO, EWR to SNN Done that one many times. I worked for ATA, so I have flown across the pond many times on a 757. 757, awesome plane! Rocket out of MDW to SNN. Just a ferry flight, but I jumpseated in the cockpit (uhm, flight deck) and we went along the coast of Lake Michigan and got a great sunrise view of downtown Chicago.

Good times!

M
 
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:27 am

Finnair's charter division operates 752 from HEL to Toronto, Boston, Brasil, Mexico and Caribbean. And to the other direction: Phuket in Thailand, Goa in India, Dubai, Vietnam, Egypt etc.

Not sure if I ever want to try such a flight (12h in some case), even with the stop they often have to make (like flying to Brasil, they stop in the Canary Islands).
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MarshalN
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:31 am

Quoting Mawelsh (Reply 6):
They had a passable meal plus a snack before landing, along with three beverages. On the return, they showed a moving map when the movies and video shorts weren't playing. (Overhead LCD screens). They also passed out newspapers on the return.

Airshow! My favourite IFE  Smile. I love knowing exactly where we are.

I'm glad you had a good time -- hope you have more flying (maybe in a widebody) in the near future!
 
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RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:24 am

Don't forget single aisles were the ONLY way not so many years ago. In 1983, my first trans-atlantic JFK-LGW in 1983 was on a 707. Went both ways JFK-SNN-JFK on a DC-8 in 1985. Those flights were on cramped charters. In 1995, JFK-Birmingham on BA on a 757. With the BA flight, had full IFE of the time, the wing headrests, good leg room, had a aisle seat, was quite full, but reasonably confortable.
As to narrowbodies on long flights, the biggest hassles has to be when it is time for food and beverages services or post-services clean up and need to go to the potty, boarding/leaving the a/c and just taking a walk off of your cramping legs.

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