ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13 Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3183 times:
United used to operate three daily flights from JFK to Heathrow. One was a daylight flight (UA 976) and two in the evening, a 7:00pm and a 9:00pm. I now see only one flight, the UA 956, departing at 6:50 and on a 777. Does or did UA make money on the NYC-London runs? I flew them several times in the 1990's and the flights were nearly always empty. Upgrading to Business was never a problem. Flights used to be all 767's except for the EWR flight, which was and still is a 777. I know that the war, the temporary flight reduction, and SARS and UA's Chapter 11 are creating the need to cut flights, but does UA plan on flying this route assuming it survives? Does it make money?
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2926 times:
I flew United LHR-JFK-LHR 3 years ago and the flight was packed, but this was summer time and loads are heavy in the summer period. Needless to say, UA competes on JFK-LHR route against BA,AA,VS,KU and AI without really having a strong presence at JFK.