Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4772 times:
Nah, this is DEN
Like other American carriers (NW for example), UA has a hub in NRT. From there they serve Asian destinations. Some flights are feeders for the NRT-America flights, other's are flights like LAX-NRT-TPE-NRT-LAX for example.
United01 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2003, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4455 times:
As far as i know, NW now only flies nonstop between the US and japan, anywhere else u wanna go and u have to stopover or change planes at Narita, Osaka or Kansai. Before the cuts that have just been made, United flew to Tokyo from JFK, ORD, LAX, SEA, SFO and HNL for maybe 8 daily flights. They also flew ORD-PEK and HKG, aswell as SFO-KIX/ICN/PVG/TPE/SEL and HNL-KIX. From Tokyo they flew NRT-SEL/PEK/TPE/SIN/HKG/BKK all of which are continuations of US-Tokyo flights. In terms of nonstop flights between US and Asia, i think United has a better network. Please correct me if i missed anything with Northwest.
IndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3997 times:
Some clarifications: NW and UA are the only two USA-based carriers that operate, and the only two that can operate, hubs at NRT. NW and PA were originally awarded the Fifth Freedom rights; UA purchased PA’s Pacific network in 1985 and has since dismantled/rebuilt most of it. NW is a larger carrier than UA to/from/within Asia – in fact, NW’s the second largest carrier – behind JAL – at NRT. Each carrier has made many changes to its network within the past several years... NW has concentrated on its NRT hub, eliminating odd-ball nonstops (e.g. DTW-PEK/PVG, HKG-MSP/SEA, etc.) as well as pretty much all of its KIX hub; UA has made fewer changes (e.g. eliminating NRT-PVG, SFO-PEK).
Below is a listing of each carrier’s network to/from/within Asia effective this summer. Although it looks like UA operates a larger network, keep in mind that their listing (below) is much more redundant than my NW listing (I didn’t feel like editing it)… and NW’s aircraft are configured to hold more pax than UA’s.
UA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3548 times:
People, NRT has always looked like this for UA and NW... the only reason this looks breathtaking is that the new Satellite 2 is more of a linear pier rather than a circular pier. Previously, you wouldn't see all the UA aircraft lined up... you'd only be able to see a few directly, because the others were all around the satellite.
As for who is the biggest US carrier in the pacific:
Provide the figures please.
Throughout the 1990s, UA has been the largest US carrier across the pacific (when you count the South Pacific routes to Australasia)... while NW has been larger at NRT by a significant amount (slot advantage).