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UAL's EWR-LHR Flight, Where Is It?  
User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16827 posts, RR: 51
Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

Checking UAL's website and other online reservations sites looking for fares from EWR-LHR, all the UAL flights come up as connections via IAD. Where's UAL's EWR-LHR nonstop flight?..


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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3642 times:

As Ahhhhnold might say...Hasta la vista...baby! Gone, just like their short-lived BOS-LHR. All part of UA's restructuring on their way back to profitability. They do operate JFK-LHR amidst heavy competition.

Not sure who else flies EWR-LHR...AA? Virgin? British? EWR-IAD isn't far, but it's out of your way, I understand.


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5981 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

I think AA still has their LHR service, as does BA (now with 3 flights, 1 during the day & 2 during the night) as well as VS.

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

CO flies EWR-LHR twice daily as Flight #'s 8238 and 8222.


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User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

Those are virgin atlantic flights.

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

CO flies EWR-LHR twice daily as Flight #'s 8238 and 8222.
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These are not operated by Continental, they just have a Continental code on them and are operated by Virgin Atlantic.

Jeremy


User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16827 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

AA dropped their EWR-LHR flight, they flew that route for about 12 years. Same with UAL's EWR-LHR route.

BA flies 3x daily between EWR and LHR, and Virgin flies twice daily between EWR and LHR.

CO flies twice daily between EWR and LGW.



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User currently offlineTriscl From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

When did it go? It can't have been that long ago! I swear I saw a UA 777 in there just a few months ago.

User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16827 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

It's still there , now. I was looking for flights in January, so somewhere between now and then it's cancelled.

Hopefully it returns (for good) in the Summer.



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User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6586 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

Last day of EWR-LHR on UA is Oct 24.

User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

Will UA be using that LHR slot for another flight?


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User currently offlineKempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

I am pretty happy with UA's restructuring of routes. I had long ago written to them asking for an IAD-GRU flight, a route that I travel rather frequently. It certainly didn't make sense to have their JFK-GRU daily, when their partner RG has the same route. I was fed up with having to take IAD-JFK-GRU or IAD-MIA-GRU on UA, or DCA-ATL-GRU on DL. They started IAD-GRU last October, and I will be flying it for the third time this October. I can leave work by 5PM, go home, have dinner, then go to IAD. On my return, I can come straight from IAD to work, without wasting time. I could never do that with the connection flights.

If they have JFK-LHR, it really doesn't make sense to fly EWR-LHR. I still think that New Yorkers should have better mass transportation to their airports, though.


User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

Good idea. The premium cabins on the 777 were usually booked only half full most times I checked the loads. It was actually an easy way of getting an upgrade as a non-rev if you wanted it across the atlantic (as opposed to flying JFK-LHR and IAD-LHR which tend to be more heavily booked in F/C class).


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User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16827 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

"If they have JFK-LHR, it really doesn't make sense to fly EWR-LHR."

Your assuming the flight catered to NY'ers, Northern New Jersey's population is almost 7 Million. New Jersey is also the wealthiest State in the Nation, and home to many large corporations like Johnson & Johnson, At&t, Lucent, Merck, Phizer etc.

And JFK is not conveinent to New Jersey residents, remember only about 12-16% of EWR's travelers are heading to or from NY. They are almost all New Jersey travelers.

Many large international airlines such as Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Alitalia, Singapore, CSA, Lot Polish, Swiss, Air India etc serve both EWR and JFK.

Tap Air Portugal , Malaysian Airlines, SAS, EVA airways etc serve EWR only.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16827 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

If UAL "really" wants to survive they should make business decisions for many reasons except.. Prestige or pride.

Flying a route like JFK-LHR for prestige or pride is not going to get them out of CH11.

CO dropped their flights to New Zealand, Australia and closed the Denver hub to return to profitability.

And they are much better for it, even though they had a long history in Denver going back to their first postal rooute (Denver-El Paso). Plus they were instrumental in getting the new DIA built, they got the best location (A) at the new airport only to give it up and concentrate on EWR and IAH.



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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Mexicana serves EWR only as well. I didn't know we were the wealthiest state in the nation!


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User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16827 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

"I didn't know we were the wealthiest state in the nation!"

We've taken taken that crown from Connecticut about 5-6 years ago, Connecticuts economy has been going down hill for a while. I don't think I need to tell you that New Jersey is booming, look at all the construction. New Jersey weathered the economic slow down/recession better than any other State..

The top three wealthiest States are..

1.) New Jersey
2.) Connecticut
3.) Maryland

The reason that they are the wealthiest and not say NY or California is the large amount of large coporations and jobs in comparison to the population, plus New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland do not have large Cities that require lots of funding.

But New Jersey , Connecticut and Maryland benefit from being close to jobs in large cities that are not within their State.

Lots of New Jersey residents commute to NYC and Phildadelphia

Connecticut residents commute to Boston and NYC

Maryland residents commute to Washington DC

The States get the economic advantages of these large Cities, without being burdened with their taxes, costs, poverty, crime etc.

That's why NYC has been trying to restore the "commuter" tax on New Jersey residents who work in NYC, they have a point.



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