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Wow--764 IAH-DEN recently. First time I've ever seen that...

Wow--764 IAH-DEN recently. First time I've ever seen that...

 
Old Feb 29, 08, 2:24 pm
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Wow--764 IAH-DEN recently. First time I've ever seen that...

Was having lunch with a coworker who just returned from Houston, and she mentioned that her flight on Tuesday on Continental was on a 767. I disagreed, saying that in the eight years that I have been plying that route I had NEVER seen a 767 on it. Well, after she confirmed that it was a twin-aisle craft I decided to look it up on Flightaware:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...157Z/KDEN/KIAH

Wow--a 764! Wonder what's up with that.
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Old Feb 29, 08, 2:32 pm
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Not that surprising. The 764 also substitutes for various 753 flights between EWR to Florida from time to time, especially in the winter. I don't think you'll see that in the peak summer season time.
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Old Feb 29, 08, 2:35 pm
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It was originally scheduled to be a 753. Last minute swap I believe.
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Old Feb 29, 08, 2:40 pm
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Well there went my chance at an upgrade on the route.
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Old Feb 29, 08, 2:44 pm
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I wish CO will put some of those birds to their IAH-LAX or EWR-LAX...
Just like DL does to LAX and SFO...(767s) and even there is a DL Boeing 777 twice a week...
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Old Feb 29, 08, 2:54 pm
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I wish CO will put some of those birds to their IAH-LAX or EWR-LAX...
Just like DL does to LAX and SFO...(767s) and even there is a DL Boeing 777 twice a week...
For last minute subs, these aircrafts need to be fairly close to the hubs, as they offer backups in case other 767s (-200 or -400) go tech and need substitution.

For regularly scheduled flights, you can forget it. The remaining 762s between IAH and EWR will be gone at end of March. They don't have enough 764s, or other longhaul widebodies, so HNL-NGO is being cut and LAX-HNL is downgrading to 752.
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