|Quoting david_itl (Reply 92):|
Slightly more surprising is that the are talking with MAN over a West Coast USA route but that depends on strength of the economy. I don't think anyone would have thought them as likely candidates for such a route.
I was told a route was being opened to the west coast, the only
US carrier I would guess on would be United to SFO
. I believe the whispers about NZ
are just that, whispers with the current CEO in place. Perhaps 5 or 6 years on, we may have an NZ
787 in the northwest, but it is too far ahead to predict.
|Quoting LuftyMatt (Reply 94):|
I agree. Going down from two 757 flights to one on the EWR route, is quite a drop in capacity. I'm surprised they didn't immediately switch to a 767.
On paper, a sound idea, but UA
's configurations lend the MAN
routes to the 757:
B752: 16J, 45W, 108Y, total 169
B762: 25J, 145Y, total 170
, 26J, 71W, 80Y, total 183
B764: 35J, 200Y, total 235
There is no way any UK or US carrier will place an F heavy aircraft on MAN
, so that's the B763 out. The B764 would nicely double the capacity of a single B752, but I believe UA
would rather slide in another frequency over increasing capacity on a single rotation. The B762 has virtually the same passenger count, though it is more premium heavy, so its use would only be worthwhile for the added freight capacity and not increased seats.
So, in a nutshell, if UA
is going to increase capacity in the short term, it will be with B752s. I would also suspect that, with the arrival of their Dreamliners, MAN
will see more B752 activity (and initially no 787s) as they are taken off routes deeper into Europe for the 787 to serve and where the 75s do occasionally struggle.