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Double miles announced for IAH-AKL (not double EQMS though)

Double miles announced for IAH-AKL (not double EQMS though)

 
Old Dec 2, 10, 7:12 pm
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Double miles announced for IAH-AKL (not double EQMS though)

Beginning Nov. 16, 2011, Continental will begin new service between Houston (IAH) and Auckland, New Zealand (AKL). Earn double miles on all IAH - AKL flights from Nov. 16, 2011 through Feb. 15, 2012. Registration is required.

http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...omoCode=TB2M72

Did we decide that a 767-200ER could fly this, or is it going to require a 787? It's good to see that they are moving forward on this route though.

This route is 14,840 miles round trip.
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Old Dec 2, 10, 7:13 pm
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IAH-LOS included as well:

http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...omoCode=TB2M73

Beginning Nov. 10, 2011, Continental will begin new service between Houston (IAH) and Lagos, Nigeria (LOS). Earn double miles on all IAH - LOS flights from Nov. 10, 2011 through Feb. 1, 2012. Registration is required.

IAH-LOS-IAH is 13,000 miles flat.
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Old Dec 2, 10, 7:18 pm
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Registered for both, if I bought AKL-LOS...that's an efficient use of a SWU right there
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Old Dec 2, 10, 7:19 pm
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You can't even book that far out.

I know they want their advance bookings, but aren't they jumping the gun a bit here?
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Old Dec 2, 10, 7:23 pm
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i've been thinking about NZ or Australia for a trip sometime. now i can do it on CO.. erm UA. as for miles, that's only 360 mi more than the EWR/HKG route one way.
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Old Dec 2, 10, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by wcalvert View Post
Beginning Nov. 16, 2011, Continental will begin new service between Houston (IAH) and Auckland, New Zealand (AKL). Earn double miles on all IAH - AKL flights from Nov. 16, 2011 through Feb. 15, 2012. Registration is required.

http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...omoCode=TB2M72

Did we decide that a 767-200ER could fly this, or is it going to require a 787? It's good to see that they are moving forward on this route though.

This route is 14,840 miles round trip.
Can the 762 even make it that far?
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Old Dec 2, 10, 7:25 pm
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Looks like all of the new routes have them:

Houston to Hobbs, NM: http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...omoCode=TB2M65
Register then travel between Feb. 17 through May 1, 2011 to earn double miles.

Houston and Grand Junction, CO: http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...omoCode=TB2M71
Register then travel between May 3 through July 31, 2011 to earn double miles.

Houston and Palms Springs, CA: http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...omoCode=TB2M51
Register then travel between Nov. 6, 2011 through Jan. 31, 2012 to earn double miles.

Cancun and San Antonio: http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...omoCode=TB2M68
Register then travel between Feb. 19 - May 31, 2011 to earn double miles.

Cancun and Raleigh-Durham: http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...omoCode=TB2M67
Register then travel between Feb. 19 - May 31, 2011 to earn double miles.

Cleveland and Cincinatti: http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...omoCode=TB2M52
Register then travel between Jan. 4 - March 31, 2011 to earn double miles.

Cancun and Austin: http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...omoCode=TB2M66
Register then travel between Feb. 19 - May 31, 2011 to earn double miles

A mod can change the thread title to something more applicable if they would like.
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Old Dec 2, 10, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by eleeut View Post
i've been thinking about NZ or Australia for a trip sometime. now i can do it on CO.. erm UA. as for miles, that's only 360 mi more than the EWR/HKG route one way.
EWR-HKG is 16,080 RT
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Old Dec 2, 10, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by theblakefish View Post
Can the 762 even make it that far?
767-200 - Max cruising speed 914km/h (493kt), economical cruising speed 854km/h (461kt). Range of basic aircraft with JT9Ds 5855km (3160nm), medium range version with CF6s 7135km (3850nm). 767-200ER - Speeds same. Range with PW4056s 12,269km (6625nm), with CF6s 12,352km (6670nm).
From Boeing...

IAH-AKL is 6,444nm so a 762ER would be pushing it!
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Old Dec 2, 10, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by usa18dca View Post
From Boeing...

IAH-AKL is 6,444nm so a 762ER would be pushing it!
Don't forget that at ETOPS 180 there is actually a "hitch" in the flight path for IAH-AKL that makes it longer than the straight great circle distance. I guess if they weight restrict it or something it might get extra range but that's a tough call to make.



http://www.gcmap.com/featured/20100528
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Old Dec 2, 10, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by wcalvert View Post
EWR-HKG is 16,080 RT
dang it. remembering 7060 mi and not 8060 for that route one way. you are right.
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Old Dec 2, 10, 7:47 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
Don't forget that at ETOPS 180 there is actually a "hitch" in the flight path for IAH-AKL that makes it longer than the straight great circle distance. I guess if they weight restrict it or something it might get extra range but that's a tough call to make.



http://www.gcmap.com/featured/20100528
That looks about right, so if UA is launching this...it would have to be on T7 Equipment.
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Old Dec 2, 10, 8:17 pm
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Originally Posted by usa18dca View Post
That looks about right, so if UA is launching this...it would have to be on T7 Equipment.
What about a technical stop at HNL to refuel until the 787 comes online?
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Old Dec 2, 10, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
Don't forget that at ETOPS 180 there is actually a "hitch" in the flight path for IAH-AKL that makes it longer than the straight great circle distance. I guess if they weight restrict it or something it might get extra range but that's a tough call to make.



http://www.gcmap.com/featured/20100528
That's what a 747-400 is built for!
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Old Dec 2, 10, 9:01 pm
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Would that be double miles on top of the elite bonus?
That is, would a one-way earn 7415 base and EQM miles, 7415 RDM through the promotion, and up to 7415 RDM based on elite status?
Earning double elite miles (for a total of up to 30k RDM for a one-way flight) would be nice...
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