PER-BNE Redeye - Going to 737?

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Borisdog

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Hi all,

One of my regular little delights is the red-eye run from PER to BNE, seems to be on an A330 around winter and a 767 around summer.

Have just booked 2 runs for July and Aug and both have popped up as 737s. That's about 100 seats dropped off.

The thought of a 4.5 HR run in 3 x 3 Y frightens me a tad, not to mention that there are only 12 J seats even if I wanted to go down that road. Normally I'm quite happy to prop in an exit row in the 2 seat Y format.

I really hope this is an error but I've never seen it before.

Thoughts anyone?
 
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PER-BNE had a lot of 737's on it before VA started the capacity war. Your best bet is to hope for a spare row of 3 I'd imagine.

I have noticed a few 737's popping up doing the east to west runs over the next 12 months or so.
 

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737s tend to be popping up more than usual on the transcon runs for both airlines. It is not surprising given how much cash both are losing.
 

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737s tend to be popping up more than usual on the transcon runs for both airlines. It is not surprising given how much cash both are losing.

I think it could also have something to do with the QF B767 retirements, all those 767 haters out there are starting to realize what the consequences of the 767 retirements mean to them. :rolleyes:

Interesting that VA are keeping their A332s on the ground rather than flying them. Just goes to show that talk of stopping the capacity growth should also be viewed through the lens of utilization, i.e. you can have any capacity growth/reduction you want by keeping aircraft on the ground rather than flying them.
 

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I think it could also have something to do with the QF B767 retirements, all those 767 haters out there are starting to realize what the consequences of the 767 retirements mean to them. :rolleyes:

Interesting that VA are keeping their A332s on the ground rather than flying them. Just goes to show that talk of stopping the capacity growth should also be viewed through the lens of utilization, i.e. you can have any capacity growth/reduction you want by keeping aircraft on the ground rather than flying them.
Give how low loads appear to be, and how much extra fuel an A330 would require, the economics (from afar) don't really add up.
 

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Funny thing is, this flight always seems to be pretty full. Clearly will be even more so on these 2.
 

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Give how low loads appear to be, and how much extra fuel an A330 would require, the economics (from afar) don't really add up.

I've done this flight 4 times in the last month. Not, on a Tuesday, but Thursday and Friday nights. Plane has the pretty full. I would think there was a 100 spare seats. Maybe they will do late equipment change once the 737 is full.
 

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I've done this flight 4 times in the last month. Not, on a Tuesday, but Thursday and Friday nights. Plane has the pretty full. I would think there was a 100 spare seats. Maybe they will do late equipment change once the 737 is full.

100 spare seats on a 330/767 is hardly full by any stretch of the imagination.
 

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100 spare seats on a 330/767 is hardly full by any stretch of the imagination.

Sorry I missed typed. " I wouldn't think there was anything like a 100 spare seats". I'd guess maybe 30 to 40 available in each flight.
 
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