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Aircraft type from Dulles Washington to San Juan, PR

Jan 13th, 2004, 09:24 AM
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Aircraft type from Dulles Washington to San Juan, PR

Hello:
I would like to know your experience based on the type of aircraft that flies to San Juan, PR on both AA/US Air. Is it smaller than the regular NY-LA type?
I will be flying for the first time next week and called both airlines and was told the aircraft has the capacity of about 100-1-50; I get panicked quite easily - is it a bumpy ride?
thanks.
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Jan 13th, 2004, 09:41 AM
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Neither airline has non-stop IAD-SJU service. American may route you through Miami (that leg might be MD-80s or 737s) or JFK (that would be a regional jet). USAir might take you through Charlotte (737s or maybe Airbus) or Phillie (could be a puddle-jumper). The flight to SJU-- probably 757- or 767-size aircraft.

The bumpier flights will be the shorter ones, but you're never guaranteed either glass-smooth or stomach-churningly turbulent flights. It depends on the weather, basically. The planes fly above the worst turbulence in any case, and a little chop isn't too upsetting; you will get there and back just fine. Don't worry too much.
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Jan 13th, 2004, 09:53 AM
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AA has one non stop a day from IAD to SJU,morning departure with afternoon return.The equipment is a 757,usually confirgured with 148 coach seats and 22 business class.It is indeed similar to what you might find between NY and LA.United also has one non stop daily IAD to SJU again a morning departure with an evening return.The equipment is an Airbus 320 or 319, usually confirgured with appx 120 seats in coach and 12 in FirstClass.Flying time is just under 4 hours in both cases.Hope this helps!..........S
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Jan 13th, 2004, 11:08 AM
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Oh-- well, there you go! I must have checked dates where the nonstops were booked. Thanks for clearing that up, BeachBoi!
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Jan 13th, 2004, 11:26 AM
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thank you both for your kind responses. My flight leaves early morning, a non-stop. I can withstand 7+ hr flight to Europe on 777 aircraft but not sure the type going to SJU -hope it's not going to be that rough!
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Jan 13th, 2004, 03:45 PM
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BeachBoi -

Last I checked AA & UA use 76s between NY-LA; when did they start using smaller 75s?
 
Jan 13th, 2004, 07:51 PM
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AA has few non-stops from NYC.

JFK has mostly Airbus 300-600
and 1 767-300.

Newark has 1 non-stop - 1 Boeing 757.

Trust me, if you decide on AA, PICK the 767-300. Both flights are morning flights: outbound at 930am and inbound at 1050am.

This is the only plane that has "more room throughout coach". If you're flying in coach, you will appreciate the extra room.

All three planes are big. If you like 777 you will like 767( both are widebodies, meaning 2 aisles). The Airbus is also a widebody, but it does not have MRTC. The 757 is a Narrowbody - single isle) and also no MRTC. None of these planes are small.

767-300 Total seats = 212
757 = 176 seats
Airbus 300-600 = 250 seats
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Jan 13th, 2004, 07:57 PM
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SORRY, a brain fart. For some reason I was thinking New York.
SORRY again!
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Jan 14th, 2004, 05:08 AM
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Sandi....Since I travel so frequently between my home in LA and NYC, I consider LongBeach also to be "LA".So sometimes I fly LGB-JFK and sometimes LAX-JFK.Its just a "quirk" with me and most of my travelling crowd.So in/out of LGB is in fact the 757.So my response was more a generalization,like you "might" find this type of aircraft..................S
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Jan 14th, 2004, 06:22 AM
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The IAD-SJU nonstop at 7AM is AA flight 1937, a Boeing 757 jet. Travel time is only three and a half hours.
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Jan 14th, 2004, 07:14 AM
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BeachBoi - always something new to learn, and when I say LA, agree that it can be any of a few airports in the area. So 75s, interesting!

AA - good to know that AA is now using more AB300s on NY-LAX route - hate the Airbus, and since on my last flite out that way was on a 76, never thought about the AB. Has AA done the same on their route to SFO?
 
Jan 14th, 2004, 07:22 AM
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Sandi...I think AAFF was illustrating the NYC SJU route, when he meant to show IAD-SJU....No Airbus to LA.....S
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Jan 14th, 2004, 12:12 PM
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BeachBoi - think I got it now. We all have just too much information running thru our minds. But I'm sure you've read my posts before, in that I don't care much about the food, movies, laptop connections - just let the plane take of and then land. I'm easy.

Believe "enjoylife99" should have no problem with a piece of equipment that carries 100-150, if you do, take a "pill" and "enjoy your vacation."
 
Jan 14th, 2004, 07:31 PM
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enjoylife99 should be ok iad sju on that a/c..believe me i fly quite often and i have been in an almost 4 hour flight to Sju on a 757...very smooth..at least thats the way i see it...
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