Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1897 times:
I was talking with an Aussie friend and she said that UAL is pulling out of SYD, is this correct? I checked the search and didn't see anything that could answer my question so here it is. She said she was in SYD and heard it on the radio, if they were wouldn't they have announced it here(USA) by now?
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8630 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1849 times:
I don't know about that. Qantas serve LAX 33 times a week or something similarly incredible. That said, I wouldn't fly on a US carrier if you paid me, no way. So maybe people (especially Aussies, who make up the majority of US-Aus pax) are flying QF and UA are half empty? Anyone flown the route lately?
I should add UA have a five storey office building in Sydney, I don't think they could just pull out. It's not a station manager and some third-party contractors, UA's commitment to Sydney is quite hefty. Plus they have a code share with the excellent Virgin Blue.
On balance, while no-one is flying US carriers if they have a choice right now, I doubt UA are pulling out of Sydney anytime soon.
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Mattnrsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 431 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1735 times:
Ual777contrail...I think your friend is confusing the recent story that speculated UA would lose its entire 747 fleet and be forced to pull out of Australia. As most stories like that seem to do, the speculation became fact. Although many of the 747s will be leaving the fleet, enough will remain for Australia and longer, heavier routes to Asia like SFO-HKG. I think NZ's departure from the LAX-SYD route will ensure UA remains in SYD.
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1546 times:
Everytime I fly the route on UA the loads are pretty good. However that was no the case right after 9/11/01. The loads were empty! Contrail are you going to SYD soon? I am trying to go again in march with a companion. I hope the loads are not as they are now! Pretty packed leaving the USA!