What happend to 777/767 flight from DFW-RDU?

 
Old Apr 3, 02, 5:54 pm
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What happend to 777/767 flight from DFW-RDU?

There used to be a 767 flight from DFW-RDU-LGW. It was nice to take from DFW-RDU as could get a biz seat for a coach price.

Then I read back in January that this flight was moving from a 767 to a 777 as the flight to LHR was getting full.

I am flying out on Apr 14 and there is a 757 now from DFW-RDU.

What happened to the 777 or the 767?

Rob

* upfixed LHR to LGW

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Old Apr 3, 02, 6:19 pm
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I found the same thing trying to book DFW-RDU last week.

Not sure exactly how it used to work, but 173/174 used to either originate in/continue to DFW, or would run DFW-RDU-LGW-DFW/DFW-LGW-RDU-DFW. Or something like that.

From this very helpful thread from 777Brit, it appears that 173 now turns right back into 174, flying RDU-LGW-RDU.
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Old Apr 3, 02, 7:41 pm
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Actually, it used to originate at LAX so it was LAX DFW RDU LGW (and return). This changed to an end on end swap last July 1 when the craft was upgraded from 762 to 777. (Big crowd at the observation deck for the first scheduled triple 7 arrival from DFW on that day).

Post - 9/11 - the LGW flight was cut back to the old 762 again, but I see from the AA timetables and seatmaps that it will be switched back to 777 this summer. Perhaps it's to be a seasonal thing - or perhaps the traffic is back to supporting the larger bird.

BTW - I know this much about this as I was considering (well, not seriously) a mileage run last July1 that would have put me on the LAX-DFW leg on the 762, to be swapped at DFW for that first 777 flight. Never having flown the 777, it was tempting.

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Old Apr 3, 02, 7:45 pm
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Heh - I see from 777Brit's post and the seatmap for tomorrow that 173/4 is already back over to the 777.


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Old Apr 3, 02, 10:39 pm
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Oh well, guess the upgrade to the 777 means it just goes from RDU-LGW (ignore the LHR above - I was mixed up).

Too bad, I was really enjoying getting my Biz seat for coach price on that DFW-RDU on the old 762.

Oh well, at least I can enjoy MRTC now

Thanks for the info!

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Old Apr 4, 02, 9:53 am
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