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User currently offlineFilip549 From Sweden, joined May 2001, 59 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

Is it true that United Airlines has started flying this route,,what aircraft will they use?

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User currently offlineNicksair From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 484 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

No its 1-stop service via San Francisco. With SAN-SFO being flown with 737's, and SFO-LHR being flown by 777's.

Regards



Nicholas William Reed KSAN/KLAX/KSFO
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

I don't consider a flight to be a true one-stop unless the aircraft is the same. It really isn't fair to market a flight to people with one flight number unless they don't have to leave the aircraft.

CO does this with their EWR-OGG flight - it changes to a 764 in IAH, and the EWR flight often arrives at the other side of the airport from the OGG departure gate, yet it is all flight 49.


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6365 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

Cory6188, I totally agree. I think that is stupid that airlines do that. I mean, I understand why, and I understand that it isn't stupid for them but...it always kinda ticks me off

User currently offlineFilip549 From Sweden, joined May 2001, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

What about this then?


Utresa
Onsdag 21 juli 2004 Stockholm till San Diego, California - USA

Avg. Från Ank. Till Flight
07:35 Stockholm Arlanda 09:25 London Heathrow UA9363
12:20 London Heathrow 19:41 San Diego UA919



Hemresa
Fredag 13 augusti 2004 San Diego, California - USA till Stockholm

Avg. Från Ank. Till Flight
09:30 San Diego 07:00 London Heathrow UA930
10:25 London Heathrow 13:50 Stockholm Arlanda UA9376


from a swedish ticket office..


User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5260 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Filip549,

The system almost never gives you the stops if it is the same flight number, unless you ask for it.
This flight does have a stop and a plane change and the passengers will have to go through customs as well........

KL911


User currently offlineFilip549 From Sweden, joined May 2001, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

Ok,,,but if you look at it it looks like its only one stop In London?,,why would they not tell you about all the stops?,,pretty weird if you ask me

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

The show with these flight from SAN-IAD-LHR with the aircraft change in IAD and other one of those second one of SAN-SFO-LHR with aircraft change to B777 aircraft. Hope this is your helps. Thanks!

Regards!


User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5260 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

Filip549,

They call it a 'direct' flight , not a non-stop...... You will only have 1 coupon in your ticket for LHR-SAN, but you'll still have to change planes and go through customs......... It's all marketing..........  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineFilip549 From Sweden, joined May 2001, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

hehe well,if I buy this ticket,I want to be sure that I end up in san diego and not Washington or anywhere else..I mean with this ticket I first have to go to London then to Washington and finally to San Diego?,,that sucks..
Instead I can buy a SAS ticket from Arlanda directly to. For example Chicago and then change plane to SD,,that is only one stop..I don't think it is necessary to stop two times...


User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5260 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Filip549,

True, you can do it in one stop, although I prefer UA trans-atlantic if you fly Business or First... I've always had super service and very friendly staff.
2 stops give you the possibility to visit another airport, smoke, or just stretch the legs......

KL911


User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Does anyone know how much time United offers for the connection?

Thanks for the info  Big grin

jeremy


User currently offlineFilip549 From Sweden, joined May 2001, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

True, that one side of it. I.m 16 years old and will be flying alone this time.
I also enjoy visiting new airports, but still try to only make one stop.
Thanks for your opinion.

BR Filip


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3012 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

Filip549,
Yes this is indeed VERY annoying. I was on China Eastern headed for Shanghai, and I live in San Francisco. On the ticket it said that we would have one stop in Los Angeles. The SFO-LAX portion of the flight was operated by American Airlines, and then we had to transfer to MU. There were about 40 of us in our group (San Francisco Ballet). We were all relieved that all we had was a direct flight from LAX-Shanghai, but we were all wrong. I was taking a stroll through the airport, when all of a sudden I noticed that the flight departures stated that MU was going to Beijing!!!! I rushed back to the ticket counter and asked them what was wrong they explained that the flight was doing a stop in Beijing before continuing to Shanghai, boy was that a bummer. So we had to get out of the aircraft and clear customs in Beijing.
Same thing happened on SU flights from SFO-SVO, with the stop in Seattle. But that flight has the same flight number. On the way to Russia you are allowed to walk around the airport, unlike on the way to SFO you have to clear customs.


User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5260 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

WidgetBoi ,

Believe me: the connection time is valid for connection, otherwise they wouldn't offer this flight .........


User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

WidgetBoi:

Also, the one redeeming factor about these change-of-plane "direct" flights is that the connecting plane almost always has to wait for the inbound. So you won't miss the connection.

Aaron .


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

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User currently offlineFilip549 From Sweden, joined May 2001, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Yes it was a very cool and great route and I wish someone would start flying it again. I once flew the BA 777 to San Diego it was very convenient.

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

BA currently flies the SAN route from either LHR or LGW but Im not sure which airport. I saw a BA 777 in SAN a few months back so BA does service to SAN.


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User currently offlineFilip549 From Sweden, joined May 2001, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

No I don`t think so they used to, but not anymore, that's what I`ve heard

User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8578 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2008 times:
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BA no longer operate this route.

If you book the sector on www.ba.com it offers a non-stop to DFW then connecting to an AA flight with a BA codeshare flight number.



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