As739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6098 posts, RR: 23 Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4311 times:
I was wondering why UA no longer served Manila, and why they don't fly SFO-MNL with a 777 or even 744? Daly City near SFO here has the highest population of Filipino's outside PR and yet only PR flys the route. PR is not very popular with the Filipino's as well? Is it just a flight with to low yeild?
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SR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4164 times:
UA used to fly to Manila from San Francisco. I used to live in Manila and flew them a few times on my way to BOS. The flight was operated by a 747-400 via Seoul. Around 1997 they cut the route. I can't imagine it was for the lack of demand, but maybe rather for the poor yields. The MNL-SEL portions were rarely full unless it was a holiday time of year.
Also as of right now, I hardly see United trying to re-start their service. If the Filipinos want to avoid PR (as most people do), they can just fly NW or CX one stop via NRT and HKG respectively. JL/NH/OZ/CI/BR are alternatives as well.
Speedbirdyvr From Canada, joined Mar 2003, 168 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4115 times:
UA used to fly MNL-NRT-USA when they took over PAN AM's transpacific operations. Then they added MNL-SEL-SFO, serving MNL 2x a day, but then dropped the NRT flight in 1994. I think it would have been more convenient for connecting PAX if they kept NRT instead of SEL, but NW and PR were really aggressive back then (NW at one point served MNL 3x a day - all 744's!), so I suppose it was due to too much competition. Hopefully they'll be back in MNL again one day, especially because they have good reputation in the Philippines. I know some TA's in MNL would book their pax on CX/PR to HKG to connect with UA's services to SFO, even if it is more expensive than NW or JL via NRT.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4086 times:
I know this is out of the question, but how does NWA fly their 757s to Tokyo-Narita? I was told they didn't go to Guam. Since an airliner like the 757 is not capable of flying nonstop over the Pacific to NRT from the U.S., how do they get there? Anchorage?
N751PR From United States of America, joined May 2002, 1248 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3914 times:
I still remember flying UA from LAX-NRT-MNL and MNL-SEL-SFO-LAX. (at first I thought the SEL flight was uncommon but this thread sort of cleared it up.) As much as I love flying with PR to the Philippines, I really miss taking UA to MNL....
Clipper001, yes they did fly to MNL from ANC............well at least according to my old Hemispheres magazine from 1995.
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