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MAH4546
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COExpress: EWR-FPO

Tue Aug 19, 2003 7:30 am

Continental Express will begin daily non-stop service between Newark Liberty and Freeport on Grand Bahama Island on 17 December. Continental currently offers service to Freeport from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando, operated by Continental Connection carrier Gulfstream International.

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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Tue Aug 19, 2003 9:59 am

Definitely a long route for CoEx, I can just imagine what pax are going to be saying as soon as they see their aircraft through the window.
"That little thing is going to take us on our 2 hour flight to the Caribbean "
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Tue Aug 19, 2003 10:49 am

I don't know, I kinda like the ERJ's. Also, lets remember that Freeport is hella small.
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:31 pm

I was just in Freeport, tho I cruised....hehehe
As a resident of the EWR area, I must say that this is a very long route for an ERJ- flight time would be right about 2h 45m to Freeport, so block time would probably be about 3 hours...

Thats a hell of a long time on an ERJ, tho i really like them, so i wouldnt mind too much..
I wonder if this route would get the XR?

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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:16 am

Although I would rather fly a 737 myself, I guess its good that we will begin flying there. Better a CO flt than no CO flt right?
 
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:19 am

The route will be served with an XRJ.
 
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Thu Aug 21, 2003 6:49 pm

Excellent news!
While most do prefer to fly on larger aircraft, I haven't heard of any one not traveling because the aircraft is "only" an ERJ. It has to be remember that in order to make the route worthwhile to any airline it has to get butts on seats and if there are only an average of 40 per flight the a 737 or other aircraft would lose money big time. Perhaps CO will pick it up mainline when numbers require them to do so, or perhaps just increase frequency with CO ex
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:28 pm

I think they're using an RJ to shuttle all of the Gulfstream Passengers who get left behind everyday due to weight restrictions  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

As of this date, I don't know if Gulfstream or Air Midwest/Mesa Airlines (USAirways Express) has put more than 17 passengers on a 1900D...

although they're still booking them to 19,20,21
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:32 pm

That weight restriction is absolutely true!
I was flying to FPO in Feb 2000 and they overbooked the flight. We had to catch a bahamasair flight.
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Fri Aug 22, 2003 12:45 am

Thats a hell of a long time on an ERJ, tho i really like them, so i wouldnt mind too much..

CO runs ERJ's IAH-PIT daily. Now, that has to be a long time on an ERJ; what, 2h45m or more?

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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:15 am

For most people, it probably beats having to fly to FLL or PBI and connect to one of Gulfstream's turboprops or even having to change planes in ATL -- a 4-5 hour trip gets cut to under 3. Moreover, those ERJ's are pretty comfortable in spite of their size, and CO Express *does* serve food, unlike virtually every other regional carrier out there. And it's certainly not unprecedented -- Comair operates CRJ-700's on the 1050-mile CVG-NAS route, and CO Express flies EWR-DAB with ERJ's as well.
 
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:19 am

CO 3261, CLE-RSW is run with an ERJ-145XR. The other flight is a 733.

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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:40 am

We have added a few extra flts from CLE to florida. PBI, RSW, MIA, TPA, and soon MCO will have or already do have XRJ's. Although they never replaced any mainline service (except MIA) they are just some added seats. Althoght come winter they are gradually moving back to 73's. Did you know we run
IAH-NAS on the XRJ already?
 
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Fri Aug 22, 2003 10:05 am

CALMSP, MIA-CLE is a mix of RJs and mainline still.
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Fri Aug 22, 2003 10:31 am

where are you getting the info that says MIA-CLE is a mix? We haven't run a 737 in for quite some time, and nothing through nov. will be mainline. ON sat. they run 2 xrj's a day instead of one.
 
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Fri Aug 22, 2003 10:35 am

CALMSP, you are right, I was looking at scheduled too far ahead. Mainline is back on the route on 5 October. For the full winter sched, starting in November I believe, it will be a daily mainline flight and an extra RJ flight on SaSu.
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Fri Aug 22, 2003 10:42 am

Yeah thats what they are most likely going to be doing, the added RJ in TPA right now is going to switch to a 737 as well. Of course on Sat. CLE looks like a real hub with all the mainline dep. to Florida.
 
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Fri Aug 22, 2003 10:56 am

where are you getting the info that says MIA-CLE is a mix? We haven't run a 737 in for quite some time..

I believe on saturdays, we run a 733, and an XRJ, if I'm not mistaken. Although I don't do saturdays, so I could be wrong.  Smile

In summer's past, CO didn't even fly CLE-MIA in the summer, becuase of lower demand, and lower yields, but with the advent of the XRJ, routes that were not feesable year round, or seasonal, are within reach. A summer CLE-MIA is a good case-in-point.
 
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RE: COExpress: EWR-FPO

Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:46 pm

In summer's past, CO didn't even fly CLE-MIA in the summer, becuase of lower demand, and lower yields

AFAIK, CO has done MIA-CLE continually for a lot of summers recently. At least since 2000, though they used to do it only TuFrSaSu. It's been at least 7x weekly since late March.
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