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US A/c Changes In BUF

Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:24 am

To all:

One of the more reliable facets of US service to BUF(besides high fares and poor service)has been near constant use of 737's since the demise of the MD80/F100/DC9 fleets. Recently, this has significantly changed. More and more flights are using the elegant A321, the pedestrian A320 and interestingly enough, the A319. Although 'bus service in BUF is no longer a novelty with Jetboo having many flights to/from here, this is the first time I ever recall seeing 319's with any regularity. UA service is very limited here and varies between the 737/320, while NW virtually always is DC9 service. Another interesting ship which has been making a showing in BUF is the ERJ-170.

I wonder if the withdrawl of the 734's has anything to do wiith the rumored Fedex/US 737 deal.

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RE: US A/c Changes In BUF

Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:27 am

USAirways used to always.. ALWAYS fly 737 into RDU.. we couldn't get an Airbus for all the tea in Boston harbour.. now we get a mix of the 319/321/737... I'm glad.. but they are also making RDU more RJ.. which means WN is gonna get more RDU pax from USAirways.. one day, they will learn
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RE: US A/c Changes In BUF

Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:37 am

Interestingly, ORD is (and has been for a while) 100% 733/734 for US. I'm not sure why this is. I would think that the UA codeshare would make them want to put newer equipment on these routes, but apparently not.
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RE: US A/c Changes In BUF

Sun Jun 20, 2004 3:14 am

I'd be interested to know what the loads are for the US A321's between CLT, PHL and BUF? That's alot of seats to fill.
Just to add to your observations, I've also noticed that NW is using the A319 to/from MSP once or twice a day. That's nice to see instead of the usual DC9
 
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RE: US A/c Changes In BUF

Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:30 am

WN is gonna get more RDU pax from USAirways.. one day, they will learn

What are you saying there? Are you saying US should continue to fly empty mainline aircraft into RDU, and not match capacity to demand by using the RJ?
 
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RE: US A/c Changes In BUF

Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:54 am

Zrb2:

The one flight which I've made from BUF-PHL was not particularly full ~60% my
guess, but the flight continued on to (I believe) PHX, and the gate was very crowded, so perhaps that was the reason for the 321.

Very nice ship, BTW. The 321 has (like the 757) a certain sense of aesthetics that its smaller siblings do not have.

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RE: US A/c Changes In BUF

Sun Jun 20, 2004 6:58 am

What I am saying is that US is giving up some of its passengers. They are decreasing the number of seats (737 to ERJ) while maintaining the same frequency. They have to go somewhere... AND RDU is pretty well at filling up the seats on their flights...
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RE: US A/c Changes In BUF

Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:59 pm

when i left philly on tuesday on hp, in the D gates were two flights on us to buf and i think mci, both on the erj170, and both were cxld, i wondered if that is a frequent occurrence with these new planes
 
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RE: US A/c Changes In BUF

Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:46 pm

PBI, for some reason, is ALL 734/733! FLL gets the variety....
 
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RE: US A/c Changes In BUF

Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:53 pm

NWA also started to fly Buses to BUF recently  Smile
 
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RE: US A/c Changes In BUF

Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:36 pm

Here at SYR we get about every narrowbody in the USAirways fleet, except the A321. It's been that way for as long as I can remember. We get the E170 as well.
NW sends us all DC9s, mostly the -40s, but a good chunk of -30s also. I think there is one -50 series- maybe two- flights a day. Hopefully NW will switch from the only CRJ we get from them to a -9er or an Airbus. CRJs suck, especially a 2 1/2 hour flight from SYR-MSP. That is truly awful.
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