ben88
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Will CO Ever Fly To Europe From The West Coast?

Thu Aug 31, 2000 12:21 pm

The question is in the topic. The 767-400ER would be a perfect aircraft. Unfortunately, it looks as though there are no immediate plans to commence services from the west coast to Europe.
 
ben88
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RE: Will CO Ever Fly To Europe From The West Coast?

Thu Aug 31, 2000 12:22 pm

I really apologize for my topics coming out in bold. I don't know why it keeps doing that.
 
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RE: Will CO Ever Fly To Europe From The West Coast?

Thu Aug 31, 2000 12:28 pm

The 764 is the perfect aircraft (a bit slow, but well suited for the route), but there's one little problem with that:

Continental has no hub in the West.

CO would be relying solely on O&D traffic from the West, which would easily fill a 764 to Europe, but when viewed with the amount of flights the competition has, and the fact that the competition either flies out of, into, or between two of their own hubs (which generate immense traffic), the truth is that CO wouldn't do too well, and the aircraft could be much better utilized on a more lucrative route.

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RE: Will CO Ever Fly To Europe From The West Coast?

Thu Aug 31, 2000 6:38 pm

Highly unlikely. Continental remains committed to developing its three hubs (Houston, Newark, and
Cleveland) and has little to gain and a lot of cash
to loose, should it try the West Coast market.

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thomacf
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RE: Will CO Ever Fly To Europe From The West Coast?

Tue Sep 05, 2000 11:15 am

Continental seems like theiy're putting all their energy into building European routes from Newark and Houston. They still seem to be a little timid when it comes to Cleveland. The west coast is far from their mind.
 
ben88
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RE: Will CO Ever Fly To Europe From The West Coast?

Tue Sep 05, 2000 12:27 pm

Thanks for the replies. I've been hearing so many cool things about Continental and I wanted to fly them to Europe next time I go. I guess i'll have to connect in Newark or Houston if I want to do that.
 
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RayChuang
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RE: Will CO Ever Fly To Europe From The West Coast?

Tue Sep 05, 2000 5:38 pm

I think the reason why CO will concentrate on flying to Europe from Houston (IAH) and Newark (EWR) is simple: closer access to a far larger portion of the US population. Additionally, these two airports are mostly dominated by CO, so they don't face much competition from other US-based airlines for routes to Europe.

In the case of SFO and LAX, there is a LOT of competition from multiple airlines for flights directly to Europe. Between UA, BA, VS, LH, AF, KLM, and so on, CO will not make money flying from the US West Coast to Europe.
 
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RE: Will CO Ever Fly To Europe From The West Coast?

Tue Sep 05, 2000 8:45 pm

Cleveland has always seemed to be the 'red-headed step child" of CO's hubs. I've pictured it as getting EWR spillovers anyway. But....it might be a nice little departure point to Europe, in light of those delays at EWR nowadays.

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