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UA DEL-LHR Y Discountinued?  
User currently offlineAsianguy767 From Singapore, joined Oct 2003, 263 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

I remember UA used to operate LHR-DEL-HKG with a B763, wonder why this was discontinued? I'm sure this is very lucrative...

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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8114 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

So it's business class only? I know some UA 747s have a lot of business class (JFK-NRT) but they're still three classes. I think your information is wrong. LH are the only airline I know of without Y on some routes (ie Munich - Chicago).


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User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Cedarjet:

"Y" discontinued I think short for WHY discontinued?

Same as any route cancellation - no profit generated. In the case of the UA flight high loads, low/no yield.



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User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Cedarjet- I think he was talking about why it was discontinued, not why is there no Y class.

I thought the LHR-DEL route was part of UA's around the world flight. I thought it went something like IAD-LHR-DEL-HKG-LAX-IAD and the other way around. Not 100% sure though if that was the exact routing. Anyway I think the around the world routes were discontinued after 9/11. I think the route also was operated with a 744. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Dave


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