Dasheighty
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I'd Like To Get A Hold Of The Guy In Scheduling...

Thu Dec 14, 2000 2:54 pm

Who in thier right mind Schedule a 737-800 from SFO to EWR.

I dont care what the range of the aircraft is Narrow-Body aircraft on cross country flights do not cut it there was almost a riot on board because pepole wanted to use the bathroom at the same time the flight attendents wanted to pass out the nuts.

I miss the days of the Wide Bodies..............
 
Tan Flyr
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RE: I'd Like To Get A Hold Of The Guy In Scheduling...

Fri Dec 15, 2000 12:02 am

Dasheighty...I can agree with you. I wonder whom comes up with some of the a/c assingments. But , alas, as a business man also, I know the need of matching supply & demand.Costs also play a very important factor. Airlines are profit making organizations.

I assume you are refering to CO's 738's in your thread. I have not been on CO's, but have been on AA's from LAX to ORD. They sure as hell beat the MD-80 on any segment over 2.5-3 hrs.(and I do Like the MD-80).

Its probably pretty tough to make billion dollar decisions 3-5 yrs out, and get it 100% right.

Several yrs ago, in a WSJ article, a planner from AA admitted that they had underordered widebodies in the late 80's and early 90's. Many customers demand frequency in many markets. I would rather see a little less congestion, using larger aircraft where possible , and cut some of this every half hour stuff on some routes.
 
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RE: I'd Like To Get A Hold Of The Guy In Scheduling...

Fri Dec 15, 2000 12:07 am

737-800 on CO EWR-SFO!!!! I thought it was being serviced by a 757-200. That's the plane I flew on last year on the same rout an it was even worse because the bathrooms are farthur apart and the carts blocking the aisle and then waiting til the FA is done is no walk in the park. I remember when they had DC-10s on that route.
"FUIMUS"
 
ahlfors
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RE: I'd Like To Get A Hold Of The Guy In Schedulin

Fri Dec 15, 2000 12:10 am

CO flies both 752s and 738s on the route.
 
flybulldog
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RE: I'd Like To Get A Hold Of The Guy In Scheduling...

Fri Dec 15, 2000 12:13 am

Do what I do: look at the aircraft assignment when you book your flights and choose accordingly.
 
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RE: I'd Like To Get A Hold Of The Guy In Scheduling...

Fri Dec 15, 2000 1:59 am

On the PHL-SFO route, you have a choice of an A319, A320, or 752. No widebodies on any routes except international, and PHL-MIA(I think there is also one to another hub, but I am not sure.) I have only been able to fly on a widebody twice, PHL-CDG-PHL in Apr. You guys complain like its the end of the Earth. It isn't.

And why would flight attendants pass out nuts on a non-red-eye flight? Wouldn't there be meals? Especially on CO.(Source of non-red-eye:Travelocity)
 
Dasheighty
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RE: I'd Like To Get A Hold Of The Guy In Scheduling...

Fri Dec 15, 2000 6:38 am

While I understand what your saying and agree (It's not the end of the world) It would just be a little easier on nerves. Nothing I can do about but gripe Not that anyone would listen; so it's either a 737 or a train. I'll stick to the 737.

And yes all I got were nuts.
 
Dasheighty
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RE: I'd Like To Get A Hold Of The Guy In Scheduling...

Fri Dec 15, 2000 6:38 am

While I understand what your saying and agree (It's not the end of the world) It would just be a little easier on nerves. Nothing I can do about but gripe Not that anyone would listen; so it's either a 737 or a train. I'll stick to the 737.

And yes all I got were nuts.
 
Trvlr
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RE: I'd Like To Get A Hold Of The Guy In Scheduling...

Fri Dec 15, 2000 8:16 am

Admittedly, if I were a businessman, I would prefer the 3 daily 737-800 flights to EWR from SAN rather than 2 757-200 flights or something, so I guess what happens happens.

Aaron G.
 
watewate
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RE: I'd Like To Get A Hold Of The Guy In Scheduling...

Fri Dec 15, 2000 8:21 am

I don't mind narrow-bodies on cross-country routes. I regularly fly YYZ-SJC on AC's 321 and EWR-SJC on CO's 738. As far as I know, I get same seat pitch and I am not bothered by the width of the fuselage when I fly. If it gets me there on time, I'm a happy flyer.
 
Jetpilot500
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RE: Chicago - New York In An Rj!?

Fri Dec 15, 2000 8:40 am

Here is the most rediculous of all:

Chicago (MDW) - New York (EWR)
on a CO Express ERJ135!

Who thought of this one?!

One of the busiest routes in the damn country and they are putting a 37 seat RJ on on!? What are they thinking!? Of course the flight was full. If they are trying to reduce congestion in the busy airspace areas around the country, what are they doing placing an RJ on this route for?

I don't get it.
 
TWA902fly
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More Chicago-New York In An RJ...

Fri Dec 15, 2000 9:25 am

Delta recently switched its daily 727 ORD-JFK-ORD roundtrip to a Comair CRJ. This plane flies once daily and i have seen it depart a couple times.

-TWA902fly
Chicago Illinois
life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
 
TWA902fly
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RE: I'd Like To Get A Hold Of The Guy In Scheduling...

Fri Dec 15, 2000 9:42 am

Air Canada has no A321s.... those are A319s that fly YYZ-SJC (flights 537 and 538). I flew ORD-SJC-ORD on A319s and i must say that this is much better for me than a DC-10. There are some small aircraft which can do trans-con routes in comfort and those who can't. I don think that more than 5 hours is bad like AS 737-700 ANC-ORD service with no IFE. United is ahead of them in the summer with 2 757s.

CAN:
A319
A320
727-200
737-800(600-900)
MD-90

CANT:
MD-80
737-200 (200-500)
F100


-TWA902fly
Chicago Illinois
life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on