AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 22 Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3440 times:
Well they don't have a plane that can make that flight, so it either goes through SFO or LAX. Maybe the possibility of via HNL. I assure you its not non-stop. Maybe its a new 1-stop to compete if Qantas starts ORD service.
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
Qantas005 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 61 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3381 times:
SYD-ORD is a continuation of the SYD-SFO flight UA 862, UA changes flight numbers to SFO from Jan7th 04. it becomes UA 870 from SYD-ORD via SFO using the 744 and 757. nothing new apart from flight number
Gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5457 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3166 times:
After Ansett went belly up in 02, the Oz government gave any airline flying into Oz that wanted it permission to carry local traffic on domestic sectors. UA had such permission for several months, at least. I doubt it is still effective.
Aussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1162 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
Below is a read out from Galileo on the SYD - ORD flights , it shows that plane changes are made but maintains the same flight number.
SAT 10JAN04 SYDNEY /CHICAGO *UA
SYD1ORD 1515 1756 UA 870 F7 C1 D0 Y0 B0 M0 H0 Q0 V0 W0 CHG*C
BRD TIME T D/I OFF TIME T D/I FLY/GROUND EQP E
SYD 1515 1 I SFO 0935 3 I 13:20/ 2:25 744 E
SFO 1200 3 D ORD 1756 1 D 3:56 CHG/777 E
TOTAL FLYING TIME SYD - ORD 17:16
TOTAL GROUND TIME SYD - ORD 2:25
TOTAL JOURNEY TIME SYD - ORD 19:41
BRD TIME T D/I OFF TIME T D/I FLY/GROUND EQP E
ORD 1800 1 D SFO 2031 3 D 4:31/ 1:49 757 E
SFO 2220 I I SYD 0745 * 1 I 14:25 CHG/744 E
TOTAL FLYING TIME ORD - SYD 18:56
TOTAL GROUND TIME ORD - SYD 1:49
TOTAL JOURNEY TIME ORD - SYD 20:45
Lhr001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3011 times:
Dont look for any major international expansions from United Airlines within the next few years. In the meantime be content that the airline can still operate both domestic and international at the same time.
Futhermore, you will be seeing the red Qantas kangaroo in O'Hare well before you will ever see a ORD-SYD nonstop on United Airlines!
Lhr001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2887 times:
*** NEWSFLASH ***
United Airlines has been offering one-stop flights to Australia from Chicago for over 5 years. The flights have rotated via San Francisco and via Los Angeles both using the 747-400, 767-300 or 777-200 to the West Coast and a 747-400 to Australia! True this is not an actual one-stop flight. However... in the U.S. this is allowed and is considered direct service even though there is an actual aircraft change!
In addition the rumors of a NONSTOP to Chicago are complete rubbish! If and when Qantas does commence service look for a routing via Los Angeles.
Yes, indeed it would be rather splendid to see the Qantas fleet back at San Francisco. It was rather nice when they operated the 747SP via Papeete and service continued to Sydney. Or the more recent until 1992 when they operated a 767-300 from San Francisco to Honolulu where passengers would have continued on a 747-300 to Sydney!
However, in the interim Qantas has built an outstanding presence in Los Angeles. There is something like 5 daily flights or so at this point all operational using the 747-400 fleet. The only way that you would see Qantas return to San Francisco would be if United Airlines was to pull the Australia routes.... Which doesnt look very likely... However, if the United woes linger.. Look for Qantas to move in rapidly and efficiently to expidite United's move from Australia!
B6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 12 Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 hours ago) and read 2681 times:
i'm sure the passengers from UA flts from Australia deplane in T7 since they do have their own customs/immigration (please correct me if i'm wrong).
The only thing that i can think of if they deplane at the TBIT is if T7 is full of planes and no gates are available. A friend of mine who works for Virgin at LAX tells me there are times there T2 is full and the Virgin planes have to go to TBIT.
Flyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 748 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 hours ago) and read 2656 times:
Thanks for that, the three times i've flow into LAX from Australia i've arrived into TBIT. I'm looking forward to something diffrent next year, is there much to do at T7, the way my flight will be booked, is that I'll be arriving at LAX in the morning and taking a red eye that evening.
B6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 12 Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 hours ago) and read 2632 times:
from what i can remember...T7 is just a few shops and restaurants. nothing really special about it. T6 has a smoking area (if ur a smoker) and TBIT has many food joints in there. Enjoy ur flt to LAX and to ur final destination!
Flyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 748 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
What is the earliest amount of time I can check in for a UA domestic leg? eg
I arrive LAX in the morning but my domestic UA flight leaves in the evening, what is the earliest I can check my bags in to avoid carrying them around LAX