New Int'l routes from CLT and improved slots CLT-GRU

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  1. DeacFlyer1
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    Happened to be doing some searches for flights to Europe next year, and came across the following loaded and for sale on the US website:

    On May 22nd, the following routes appear to start from CLT:

    CLT-MAN (on a 752)
    CLT-LIS (also on a 752)
    CLT-BCN (on a 332)

    And then on 6/5, CLT-BRU starts, on a 767.

    All appear to be daily. I have to assume some, if not all, are seasonal, but I didn't check the back ends. Exciting news, especially for those of us based in CLT, but somewhat surprising as well. Really curious to see how these play out if the merger goes through.

    Also, it appears that as of March 11, the CLT-GRU flight changes times, presumably because US was able to secure better slots. Currently, it's:

    CLT-GRU lv 5:05pm, ar 5:45am
    GRU-CLT lv 9:00am, ar 4:10pm.

    New times are as follows:

    CLT-GRU lv 10:50pm, ar 9:30am
    GRU-CLT lv 2:30am, ar 11:30am
     
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    Wow, they chose to leave a plane on the ground an extra half day +?
     
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    Well, they're still using two aircraft for the route, like they currently are, right? So what are they losing by doing this, maybe a domestic flight or two with that aircraft once it returns to the States?
     
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    Good point, didn't think about that.
     
  5. Seacarl
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    Not necessarily. The aircraft that arrives at CLT at 4:10pm could easily perform a roundtrip to Europe and on return perform the 5:05pm departure to GRU. So under the existing schedule 2 aircraft can perform two daily roundtrips. The new schedule for 17 hours instead of 3, and that seems strange. I wonder whether it does a tag to EZE or GIG. 2:30am doesn't seem like an attractive departure time.
     
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    Nice too see what they are doing with their 757's and 767's as they take delivery of more A330's this year, and the next two years.
     
  7. Wandering Aramean
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    Doubt there will be a tag flight.

    I do wonder about the relatively significant schedule rejiggering going on at US right now. Lots of new routes and no apparent notable cuts but also unclear where the planes are coming from. Are they delaying the planned retirement of the 762s as they bring in 332s?

    ETA: They did delay the retirement of 3 762s. That explains a few things.
     
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    With these routes added will they start updating any 757 or 767 to the new envoy suites? Wishful thinking I assume.
     

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