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Across The US - No A320s Please

Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:57 am

Hi all - long-time listener, first-time caller.

As a bit of background, I did a bit of flying around the US-Canada last year (LAX-LAS-YYC-YVR-YYZ-LAX) on a mixture of UA and AC. With the only flight that wasn't on an A320s being the short hop on a 757 from LAX to Vegas, I got a bit sick of little single-aisle workhorses.

I'm coming up again in October and will be hitting a few other destinations. Yet to be booked, but at this stage, LAX, JFK, MSY and YUL are definites.

Any tips on getting around the joint without the ubiquitous 320s or 737s? I'd prefer Star Alliance carriers if possible. Is anyone flying A330s LAX-JFK?

cheers!
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:01 am

Quoting possum79 (Thread starter):
Is anyone flying A330s LAX-JFK?

QF...   
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:23 am

LAX-JFK (United 757)
JFK-MSY on either a JetBlue E-190 or a Delta CRJ-900
you could also do EWR-MSY (United has an E-145 offered amongst the 737s and a320s)
MSY-ORD-YUL (United equipment varies but there's usually a mixture of regional, Boeing, and Airbus)

You could also sub in EWR for JFK if you really want to get the US-of-A's sole remaining Star member.
Those are obviously just some options. I'd imagine you'd want a more direct routing such as LAX-MSY-NYC-YUL, but LAX-MSY is full of 737s (3 737-800s from Delta and 2 737-700s from Southwest plus an a320 from United)

   
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:32 am

If you are coming to the US from Australia on QF (not Star Alliance, though) you are allowed to stopover in LAX for an indefinite amount of time and then take the QF 747 or A330 flight from LAX-JFK as a standalone flight.
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:59 pm

Delta also flies a 757 + 767 on the JFK-LAX route.
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:29 pm

DL LAX-JFK 767
UA LAX-JFK 757
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:42 pm

Quoting possum79 (Thread starter):
I got a bit sick of little single-aisle workhorses

Do you consider the A320 as a little single aisle? I so what do you consider the 737 models
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:43 pm

JFK-YYZ with TAM on a A330  .
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:17 pm

Quoting lesfalls (Reply 7):
Do you consider the A320 as a little single aisle? I so what do you consider the 737 models

Yeah, both the 320s and 737s. I live in WLG so they are pretty much the only jets I get to see, apart from the odd QF and VA 737-800s from across the Tasman.
With NZ in the latter stages of replacing its domestic 737s with 320s, they're also what I end up flying 90% of the time.
I guess what I was getting at was I'd like the chance to fly something I don't see literally every day!

To everyone else, thanks heaps for your informative replies - will hopefully have something booked this week  
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:29 pm

YVR-JFK is served by a CX 777, while AC serve YVR-YYZ with 777s, 787s, and sometimes A330s.
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:54 am

the 757s are pretty rare (outside the US) so id try the UA P.S. service
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:22 am

Quoting lesfalls (Reply 7):
JFK-YYZ with TAM on a A330  .

That flight is a 767, not an a330.
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:52 am

You can fly a 787 from LAX-IAH and a 777 on IAH-IAD on UA.
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:55 pm

AA flies LAX-DFW with B767s and DFW-MSY with MD80s.
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:53 pm

If you're willing to part with Star Alliance for this trip, your best bet for some more interesting aircraft will be Delta. For the destinations you've listed above, you can put together routings which include the MD-88, MD-90, B717, B757-200, B757-300, and/or the B767-300, as well as CRJ/ERJs if you're interested in those.
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:31 pm

Quoting KPWMSpotter (Reply 14):
B757-300

United has 757-300s, Kevin.   And they are mostly used on transcon and near transcon routes.

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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:06 am

Quoting opethfan (Reply 9):
YVR-JFK is served by a CX 777, while AC serve YVR-YYZ with 777s, 787s, and sometimes A330s.

PR also recently started MNL-YVR-JFK using A340-300 with 5th freedom rights YVR-JFK. It must be the only way to fly on an A340 within North America, as was their previous YVR-LAS 5th freedom service that ended a few years ago.
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:16 am

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 15):
And they are mostly used on transcon and near transcon routes.

Probably the cheapest option to get on one is LAX-IAH
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:20 am

I'd suggest LAX-DFW on a 763 on AA then the must try ex-workhorse, the S80, from DFW-MSY.
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:17 am

Quoting possum79 (Reply 8):
I guess what I was getting at was I'd like the chance to fly something I don't see literally every day!

Nothing wrong with flying on a B739ER, after all, that is one aircraft we don't see here in WLG.

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 15):
United has 757-300s

UA operate the 753 on LAX-ORD, LAX-IAH and LAX-EWR.
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:00 pm

Best bet to get some larger/more interesting aircraft is to do hub to hub flying, which it seems like you might. Its in the 320 family, but AA operates the A321T between LAX and JFK, which might be nice to try.
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:09 pm

I fly SJC-DFW-RDU regularly on AA's MD-80s. However unfortunately the SJC flights won't last too much longer on the MD-80.
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:27 am

Quoting jrfspa320 (Reply 10):

the 757s are pretty rare (outside the US) so id try the UA P.S. service

  

If you want Star Alliance and neither 737s nor A320s then it's UA. It will probably be a 757 from LAX to EWR, but they also sometimes operate 767s and 777s and even sometimes 744s to places like ORD but that's rare. Otherwise, even on the majors it's all A320/737. That's domestic travel in the US.

AA and DL do occasionally fly their A330s domestically. HA, of course, uses the A330 domestically.

Air travel in the USA (and in most regions less than 2,500nm in size) is all about the A320 and 737.
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:21 am

Sometimes also UA sends the 772 between ORD and SFO. Currently they are operating sunday service for the month of April.

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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:25 am

Quoting LFutia (Reply 23):

Sometimes also UA sends the 772 between ORD and SFO. Currently they are operating sunday service for the month of April.

Yup.

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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:19 pm

Cool, cheers everyone. Booked the international legs to get into the NZ sale, so still have a few internal flights to sort out.
At the moment outbound:
WLG-AKL NZ A320
AKL-LAX NZ B773
LAX-YUL AC A320

Return:
MSY-IAH UA E175
IAH-LAX UA B738
LAX-AKL NZ B773
AKL-WLG NZ A320

The Embraer is a new family for me so I'm looking forward to that! Hopefully can add a few other new ones when we sort out the other flights.
 
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:56 pm

Quoting possum79 (Reply 25):
The Embraer is a new family for me so I'm looking forward to that!

You'll certainly enjoy the Ejets! Try and score an AC E190 from YUL - YYZ
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RE: Across The US - No A320s Please

Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:27 am

Quoting MesaFlyGuy (Reply 2):
JFK-MSY on either a JetBlue E-190 or a Delta CRJ-900

Or if you don't mind connecting, JFK-ATL-MSY on DL. You can either get 2 MD-88 flights, or a 752 and an MD-88 (at least on the random date I picked, 14 October).

Or if you're completely crazy, it also offered a 2 stop routing via RDU and ATL involving a CRJ-900, MD-90, and MD-88.  

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