Capt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 685 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2437 times:
To the best of my knowledge, United Airlines has never served Montreal. Although they now codeshare with AC, United Airlines itself has never had scheduled flights into Montreal. All other major US Airlines: American, Delta, Northwest, US Airways have scheduled service to Montreral, and have had for quite some time. Any reason why UA never dipped into the Montreal market? Just curious ....
YHU From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 426 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
YUL-ORD with AA started well before the mid 1990's. In the 80's, it was being operated with the morning flight (about a 9:20am departure) being a DC10 that continued onto Hawaii. AA started into YUL at least in the 70's. There are photos of their 707's at YUL in the Airliners.net database.
Ord From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1372 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1994 times:
Montreal was one of the eight or so cities American added to its route system right after deregulation. I believe January 25, 1979 was the starting date for those new services, which was American's biggest one-day non-merger expansion up to that point.
Caribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1630 posts, RR: 9 Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1956 times:
AA never started and left but it did fly the LGA run for a short while before it was moved over to Delta.. So technically they started and stopped YUL-LGA. They also switched onto the Miami run from Delta as well. The open skys agreement and alliance networks realigned a lot of US routes and the airlines flying them from Montreal.
Quebecair727 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 328 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1874 times:
I am surprised your timetable does not show any YUL flights. I remember that AA moved in not long after the move from YUL to YMX of all international airlines. Furthermore, the picture of a DC10 above shows a DC10 and a 707 or 720 at YUL in 1979. I am not saying that you are wrong when you say that your timetable does not show YUL flights but I must say I am a little confused. This is something worth investigating about.
Caribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1630 posts, RR: 9 Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1860 times:
I'm a bit surprised too. I'm 100% sure American never came and went in totality. I don't remember when they started YUL service, perhaps it was the early 80s. It's not been that long. They always flew YUL-ORD from the start but did operate a flight to San Juan (also from YYZ) for one winter season and also an LAX flight through YYZ for one summer season. LGA came after Eastern's demise as YYZ717 said but after a few months it was eventually awarded to Delta. The MIA run came after Delta gave up both FLL and MIA service from Montreal presumably to realign their alliance hub connections along with American's. The switch fitted both their needs. DFW is the latest run and is still operating.
Unfortunately United mainline has never flown here although it is nice to see United Express jets at Dorval now. Perhaps UA might join them on the ORD run over time but only if demand picks up. It's not really a triple airline route however.