Eirules
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CO Upgraded Planes, Only On Certain Routes?

Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:38 pm

Hi all

Im not sure if this should be in Polls & Prefs or Civil Aviation so apologies if its in the wrong forum.

I was just wondering if the upgraded 752s and 777s with the new Business First seats are being used on specific routes to have a standardised service level every day, or if they are just chopped and changed?

More specifically, are the upgraded 752s used to DUB, or can anyone tell me if a new config aircraft will be used on CO23 on 17th November?

Thanks everyone
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RE: CO Upgraded Planes, Only On Certain Routes?

Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:41 pm

Quoting EIRules (Thread starter):
I was just wondering if the upgraded 752s and 777s with the new Business First seats are being used on specific routes to have a standardised service level every day

At least all their LHR routes are operated by aircraft with the new BF.
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RE: CO Upgraded Planes, Only On Certain Routes?

Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:24 am

I know as a domestic traveler, it's always interesting to see where the LiveTV planes go. I flew SNA-IAH-AUS and back in September, and the relatively long ~3 hour CA-TX flights had no IFE, but then the short hops between Houston and Austin did!
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RE: CO Upgraded Planes, Only On Certain Routes?

Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:52 pm

As was said, ALL LHR flights have the flatbeds. Any 777 route has a good chance of getting the flatbeds as there are only 4 left of the 22 without the flatbed seats while 26 of 41 757-200s feature the new seats with usually 2 aircraft in at a time at MCO getting the installations done. They are scheduled to be completed completed by July of 2011. You can follow the progess on CO's website at http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...ght/businessfirst/fleetstatus.aspx .

As far as the LiveTV installations, ALL the -900 and -900ERs are complete. The -800s are chugging along and the -700s are about 50% as there are usually about 4 aircraft in at a time being installed. This is also followed at http://www.continental.com/CMS/en-US...avel/Pages/DirecTVFleetStatus.aspx . The only thing is the newest deliveries from Boeing are NOT getting LiveTV installed as I believe they have replacement seats installed to get the planes into service due to the fallout with the seat manufacturing debacle. I could be wrong though. It was nice to watch the Steelers-Bengals on Monday Night Football the other night when I flew LAX-IAH! 

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