Will Continental use a 777 for the BRU-EWR route ? (2007)

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Post by Kabila » 16 Jan 2007, 10:33

Hello

It is confirmed. CO will introduce B777 on the Brussels Newark route as from 28March.

:lol:

Jense

Post by Jense » 16 Jan 2007, 11:18

Kabila wrote:It is confirmed. CO will introduce B777 on the Brussels Newark route as from 28March.
WOW! 8)

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Post by Apuneger » 16 Jan 2007, 12:09

Kabila wrote:Hello

It is confirmed. CO will introduce B777 on the Brussels Newark route as from 28March.

:lol:
What's your source? Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Ivan

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Post by Kabila » 16 Jan 2007, 13:21

The source is CO.

Go to www.continental.com and try to book BRU - EWR on 28 March. Once it displays the schedule, you will see under equipment: B777-200

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Post by TWR » 16 Jan 2007, 13:38

This is what I get;

Timetable Results
One Way
New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) to Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
Depart: Wed., 28 Mar., 2007, Anytime

> Search only for flights with seat availability.

> Call a Continental reservations office.

New Timetable Search
From:

To:

Depart Date:
Calendar Time:
Departing Arriving Travel Time OnePass Miles

Depart:
18:45
New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) Arrive:
8:15 +1 Day
Brussels, Belgium (BRU) Travel Time:
OnePass Miles
3,681 Flight: CO60
Aircraft: Boeing 767-400ER

Still the same good ol' B764 according to the same website. Same goes for other dates...

b-west

Post by b-west » 16 Jan 2007, 13:52

TWR, I think you should have your pc checked ;) because when I tried it at continental.com I got this:
Depart:
9:45 a.m.
Brussels, Belgium (BRU) Arrive:
12:00 p.m.
New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) Travel Time:
8 hr 15 mn OnePass Miles/
Elite Qualification:
3,681 /100% Flight: CO61
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200ER
Fare Class: Economy (U)
Meal: Snack
View Seats

Robin_Bamps

Post by Robin_Bamps » 16 Jan 2007, 14:54

And I got this :

We're sorry, but continental.com was unable to complete your request due to a technical problem.
Please try later or call 1-800-300-1547 for assistance.


:D

But, let's hope it's true, so we'll finally have a scheduled 777 at BRU, adna also chance to spot marvelous Peter Max over here (still haven't seen it yet myself) !

Regards, Robin Bamps.

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Post by Bruspotter » 16 Jan 2007, 17:58

Hello


Fantastic! I gotta go and see that :P


Robin_Bamps:
adna also chance to spot marvelous Peter Max over here (still haven't seen it yet myself)!
I'm afraid we will never see it in BRU. Because the Peter Max is just a regular B777-200etops? And this one is a NEW B777-200ER so... I'd also find it GREAT! Who knows , if they send a regular B777-200 to BRU we might get to see it (if it isn't yet repainted :s).


Best regards: Yannick ;)[/code]

Robin_Bamps

Post by Robin_Bamps » 16 Jan 2007, 18:31

Bruspotter wrote:I'm afraid we will never see it in BRU. Because the Peter Max is just a regular B777-200etops? And this one is a NEW B777-200ER so... I'd also find it GREAT! Who knows , if they send a regular B777-200 to BRU we might get to see it (if it isn't yet repainted :s)
No offense, but all CO 777's are 777-200ER's, also the current 18 frames in the CO fleet including N77014, the one in Peter Max c/s !

Regards, Robin Bamps.

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Post by Flying-Belgian » 16 Jan 2007, 18:51

By taking some random dates in april on Galileo you notice:

CO 61
04/16/07 09:45 AM BRU EWR
04/16/07 12:00 PM 777
J9 D9 Z9 R0 Y9 H9 K9 M9 N9 B9 O9 V9 U9 Q9 I9 S9 W0 T0 X0 L0

CO 60
04/28/07 06:45 PM EWR BRU
04/29/07 08:15 AM 777
J9 D9 Z9 R9 Y9 H9 K9 M9 N9 B9 O9 V9 U9 Q9 I9 S9 W9 T9 X6 L6

8) :) :D

FB.

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Post by TWR » 16 Jan 2007, 18:54

So I guess Continental flies to EBBR with a B764 and then MTV pimps it into a B772 for the return flight?

Anyway, just checked again on another PC/server/... and it came up with this;
One Way
Brussels, Belgium (BRU) to New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)
Depart: mer.., 28 mars., 2007, Anytime

> Search only for flights with seat availability.

> Call a Continental reservations office.
New Timetable Search
From:

To:


Depart Date:
Time:
Anytime Early Morning Morning Late Morning 12:00 Noon Afternoon Evening Late Evening 12:00 Midnight --------------- 1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 Noon 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 12:00 Midnight



Departing Arriving Travel Time OnePass Miles


Depart:
9:45
Brussels, Belgium (BRU) Arrive:
12:00
New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) Travel Time:
8 hr 15 mn OnePass Miles
3,681 Flight: CO61
Aircraft: Boeing 767-400ER





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I sure would love some T7 overhere, but...

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Post by Bruspotter » 16 Jan 2007, 20:12

Hi

Oh , ok thanks Robin Bamps , didn't knew that yet.
I thought it where al just regular B777-200ETOPS planes (like those from United Airlines) , except the couple of new T7's they've recently bought.

In that case I'm certainly hoping just like you to see the Peter Max (I thought it was already repainted in regular CO scheme , so I'm happy to hear it isn't yet.)


Best regards: Yannick ;)

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Post by lumumba » 16 Jan 2007, 21:00

Hi everybody .
If you go for a booking than it's a 777 if you look in the timetable it's a 767 .Maybe they still didn't change the timetable because for the booking they have too.
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Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Post by Apuneger » 16 Jan 2007, 21:44

Well, there still appears to be some uncertainty whether or not CO will use a 777 for its BRU service. According to a good friend of mine :D Galileo indeed has a 777 as equipment, Amadeus still has a 764. Guess we'll know it very soon.

Would save me a ride to AMS to catch PM though ;-)

Best regards,
Ivan

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Post by Robin_Bamps » 17 Jan 2007, 00:15

And when I try to book via the CO website (it works by now) I also get B764...

Oh well, just wait and see.

Regards, Robin Bamps.

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Post by Stij » 17 Jan 2007, 09:05

If it's true I still would have prefered a second daily flight in the evening, but that's of course thinking as a traveller, not as a spotter. ;-)

Cheers,

Stij

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Post by Atlantis » 20 Jan 2007, 19:26

It's now official: CO will send the B777-200ER to BRU as from 27 March.

When I heard this news I checked their site and indeed, they changed the B764 into a B772.

Robin_Bamps

Post by Robin_Bamps » 20 Jan 2007, 19:55

Indeed, also confirmed now by Amadeus (changed there too).

Very nice ! Can't wait to spot Peter Max :D :D :D

Regards, Robin Bamps.

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Post by cageyjames » 21 Jan 2007, 18:44

I've never flown a CO T7, but I've heard from others that their 764's are nicer inside.

You know you'd rather fly a US 752 to PHL than a CO 772 to EWR. ;)

I'm sure its much nicer than our 757s or 762s (though Envoy class is still pretty sweet).

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Post by ATC » 21 Jan 2007, 19:31

I also heard the 767-400 is "customer friendlier" than their big 777.

But don't forget CO will probably use their NEW 777 to BRU.
This 777 is brand new and is fully equipped with a new in flight entertainment system.

So I think this will be an improvement against the classic 767-400.

Since I'm flying a few times a years to EWR... (and was very happy with the 767-400 CO service) I hope the (new) 777 will be an improvement.

greetings,
ATC

PS. I'm also convinced CO realises the upcoming competition with Jet Airways and their brand new airplanes.

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