CONTACREW wrote:intotheair wrote:CONTACREW wrote:I fully expect one of the EWR-LHR 763s to become a 764 especially since sub CO NTA will likely crew DEN-LHR as part of a 6 day pairing (EWR-LHR-DEN-LHR-EWR).
Interesting. How do you think they'll position the aircraft?
DEN is a domestic only base for sub CO so DEN-NRT for example is flown out of the NTA & HOS bases. (Newark intl & Houston language base). The 788 likely will come from NRT, IAD or SFO.
Thanks for that. Looking at next summer's schedules (which could obviously change), there is a 788 on IAD-LHR that arrives and departs within an hour of the DEN-LHR flights. So they likely could have the plane rotate IAD-LHR-DEN-LHR-IAD. Or if they do route the same 788 through NRT and LHR, I think it may be possible to do something like SFO-DEN-NRT-DEN-LHR-IAD-LHR-DEN-SFO. That would mean the plane would sit in DEN for about four hours between NRT-DEN and DEN-LHR, but otherwise that is probably pretty good utilization.
It would be cool to see it somehow do IAD-DEN as that's the only DEN-hub route that doesn't have a widebody on it in any direction, but that's not really anything worth getting too worked up about, and I'm only an armchair CEO!