Gilligan
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Wide Bodies To Central America

Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:31 am

Get ready Central America, here comes your wide bodies

CO 828 IAH-SAL 767-400

CO 1824 IAH-MEX 777

CO 453 IAH-GUA 777

All full to bursting
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jcavinato
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RE: Wide Bodies To Central America

Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:35 am

Wow, that's terrific. Back in PanAm days these cities couldn't support a mainline plane, so all those stops were milk runs with the planes stopping every hour in a train/bus route like schedule.

In addition to a lot of folks from these CA countries who live and work in the States, I wonder how much of that traffic is business people? Interesting to know.

Looks like these markets are maturing nicely.
 
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RE: Wide Bodies To Central America

Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:46 am

Quoting Jcavinato (Reply 1):
I wonder how much of that traffic is business people? Interesting to know.

Probably zero. All business traffic reaches +/- zero between now and January 3rd or so, at least in Europe and the Americas.
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RE: Wide Bodies To Central America

Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:47 am

It's a shame, but I won't be able to go and fotograph the CO 777 at GUA.  Sad I really wanted to go see it. Hope someone can take pictures of it.
nice and spacious airports in need of new airlines and flights... GUA or FRS anyone?... anyone at all?
 
skyyblue
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RE: Wide Bodies To Central America

Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:51 am

I'm sure it has something to do with the MAJOR amounts of cargo that is brought aboard to CA.
 
Gilligan
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RE: Wide Bodies To Central America

Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:24 am

Quoting Supa7E7 (Reply 2):
Probably zero.

Yeah, this all people trying to get home for Christmas and manifest bags. The Houston paper this morning showed a picture of the border crossing at Harligen TX and it was all backed up with people going south with the vehicle they were driving and one in tow to sell.
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RE: Wide Bodies To Central America

Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:35 am

Quoting Aer (Reply 3):
It's a shame, but I won't be able to go and fotograph the CO 777 at GUA. I really wanted to go see it. Hope someone can take pictures of it.

Probably I will go tomorrow morning. I will try to take some pictures.

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RE: Wide Bodies To Central America

Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:17 am

Most CO/DL/AA Centralamerican destinations could support nightflights some nights in Dec and Jan. Any idea why the airlines many times preffer to leave their planes overnight instead of flying them back to their hubs around these days?
As Why they preffer to use widebody aircraft this time of the year may have to do with the amount of baggage the passengers take with them.
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RE: Wide Bodies To Central America

Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:30 pm

Quoting Gilligan (Thread starter):
CO 1824 IAH-MEX 777

Beautiful aircraft!!! In all it's glory I manage to capture it!!!


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Photo © Ricardo Morales Aviation Photography of Mexico



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RE: Wide Bodies To Central America

Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:03 pm

Cool Pic, Ghost77!!!!!!!!


I just wish to see this a/c more often around here and a nicer clean green lawn without trash.
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