ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 987 times:
uniTED wrote Any of the routes Ted will fly will be exclusively Ted. Ted will not operate alongside UAL on any routes.
Not true. Check your schedules. There are mainline flights that operate alongside of Ted flights. If you look at the march schedule between Denver and Phoenix, that is a perfict example of the side by side operations. Mainline has 3 flights. In April those are going away, but then again, the april schedule has not been finalized.
UA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 926 times:
Actually, it is true.
The only reason there will be an intermingling of United-Ted is because of the transition of these routes pending the additional birth of new Teds...
Ted's strategy is to be the only United offering on a particular route, unlike the UAX strat, which allows a mixing of UAX/mainline aircraft depending on demand.
I know someone pretty high up at Ted through someone else I know, and at least through 2004, you will not see Ted and mainline flying on the same route, if not for startup transition.
In the future, it may be possible. Early morning mainline flights for the business travelers, mid-day Ted flights for the leisure market. Would that be worth the inconsistency? Mainline/UAX run together on a market, and those are certainly inconistent products, that management is fine with slapping together...
UA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 911 times:
Yeah the wording is awkward.
However, keep in mind all Ted markets will be priced under Ted's simplified, 6-tier fare structure.
With a comingling of mainline and Ted on certain routes while planes are being transitioned into the Ted fleet, UA will market and sell certain Ted flights with mainline configured planes.
Some customers will be delighted as they will get an F seat, albet no F service; but, expectations that this "free F seat" will be commonplace on Ted must be ruled out... And the "operated by United for Ted" is part of that clarification.