United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9315 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9210 times:
Quoting drerx7 (Reply 5): Doubtful...there is more demand from PVG or PEK from IAH.
But HKG is a very big/important market
Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 2): somewhat unlikely ... those 744s would struggle on EWR-HKG ... if UA really needs more capacity on that route (and be competitive with CX), making it 10x or 14x weekly 772 is more likely
I wonder if UA would do something bold by using the 787 to launch IAD-HKG or re-open LAX-HKG
They don't have the range. UA tried flying them on JFK-HKG briefly in 2000 or 2001, with heavy load restrictions. CX only started flying non-stop with the A340-600, also with load restricitons, then switched to the 777-300ER. With the 747-400 they always had to make the stopover in YVR.
mogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6917 times:
Quoting jfk777 (Reply 13): San Francisco is probably the biggest since they use a 744 and California has huge trade with Hong Kong.
They also use daily 744 for ORD. The argument goes both ways - SFO has larger O&D, plus premium LAX passengers preferring LAX-SFO-HKG instead of LAX-NRT-HKG after the downgrade to 738, but ORD has more connectivity.
But I'd venture to guess SFO, since that's the harder one to get award seats.
I think you may have posted the total pax count on the 3 airlines (UA + SQ + CX) on the route, whereas the OP was asking just about the UA component. Otherwise each of UA's daily 744 flights carry 2471 pax!
Irishpower From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5055 times:
Quoting joemac547 (Reply 17): I think you may have posted the total pax count on the 3 airlines (UA + SQ + CX) on the route, whereas the OP was asking just about the UA component. Otherwise each of UA's daily 744 flights carry 2471 pax!
Ahhhh. Sorry about that. I was think total passengers between them all.