Sebwhite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4461 times:
Many oddball routes aren't that odd, in fact. Phoenix-Tucson is simply the continuation of IAD-PHX. Others have gone to Miami, but don't exist anymore, like MCO-MIA, DCA-MIA, a short-lived EWR-MIA...what else?
Many of these, though, were simply the continuation of a mailine service, for example:
LIM-SCL was a continuation of MIA-LIM with a 757;
GRU-CNF ... CNF used to be operated non-stop MIA-CNF with a 767-200ER then changed to a second daily MIA-GRU flight continuing to CNF, also with a 767-200ER;
POS-CCS was a continuation of MIA-CCS with a 757;
MEX-SJO, still in existence, A-320?;
UA / MGGT), Guatemala">GUA-SJO, still in existence, continues from LAX-UA / MGGT), Guatemala">GUA;
LHR-AMS/BRU, used for keeping LHR slots, though the LHR-BRU was one of two sold to BA:
CDG-ATH used to be a continuation of ORD-CDG with a 767-200ER
UA also used to operate quite a few other intra-South America routes when they first acquired Pan Am's Latin American division ... GRU-EZE, EZE-SCL, amongst others, comes to mind.
Fatboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3538 times:
Two oddball routes out of FAT have been mentioned; FAT-VIS and FAT-LAS. The FAT-VIS service is a Skywest EAS contract (nobody ever said that EAS flying had to make sense). As for the FAT-LAS and PSP-LAS service, they are two of the few routes that Skywest flies as a revenue sharing arrangement. The purpose is not to feed the hub, but to make money for Skywest. And from what I understand, those routes do quite well for them. The vast majority of Skywest flying for United is wet lease, which is mostly hub feed.
GroundStop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3482 times:
Most of the domestic oddball routes were continuations from the hubs. For example, the ROC-BUF route was actually IAD-ROC-BUF-ORD. It was operated by 73S, 735, and 72S from time to time. There also used to be a RDU-GSO that continued on to ORD. And yes, UA did fly from ATL to MIA. It operated to feed their South American routes and was flown with 72S equipment.
Aaway From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1521 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3396 times:
Mid 90's UA flew a SNA-BUR hop w/757. Scenic flight via the coastline over LGB, just west of LAX, and over VNY for the approach to BUR. Also UA flew SNA-LAX w/757, though briefly. SNA-BUR was primarily for positioning, but SNA-LAX was a continuation of an ORD-SNA segment. Go figure!
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Coronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1597 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3139 times:
In the 1970s, UA served LAX-BHM and LAX-HSV non-stop and even operated a small hub at MEM to connect the west coast with their cities in the southeast (acquired from the Capital Airlines merger). Flights continued onward to CLT and GSO.