A2 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 42 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4252 times:
With UA expanding iternationally, I am wondering if it would be a good idea for UA to fly SFO-NGO.
The only direct service from Nagoya to US is with NW. There is probably room another carrier to serve this destination, especially from the West Coast. I personally think it may work with daily B777. Or could the B763 serve this route non-stop?
KL911 From Netherlands, joined Jul 2003, 5496 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4227 times:
If the route makes money, why not? If there's not enough traffic they won't do it. I'm sure at UA HQ they have some smart persons who know what they're doing. I mean, UA is still the best US airline, so I guess they know what they're doing.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10553 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4173 times:
They can use NH, and also AC will be operating a 763 on YVR-NGO, so there are plenty of star connecting opportunities, however I wouldn't count UA out. Their pacific presence is strong, and they are focusing on international routes, so they might go ahead. I wonder if the yields would be very good though. NGO has a lot of business, but not as much as compared to NRT. Maybe they will wait to see how AC does when the new airport opens. But if they open the route it wouldn't be with a 763, only AC operates them normally across the pacific from the west coast to Asia.
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BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4020 times:
Expanded service from Nagoya to the United States can very well be a possibility when the new Central Japan International Airport opens in February. There's also talk of JAL resuming Los Angeles service from Nagoya.
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Nwaatngo From Japan, joined May 2004, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3910 times:
I welcome any and all US airlines to NGO. For the longest time the only flights to the US were NW to DTW and Varig to LAX. Now there is only NW to DTW or a connecting flight through NRT. If UA is to expand to NGO from the West Coast I think they would be well served by continuing service to somewhere in China Could help with loads and save on some of those nasty Japanese parking fees. While I will stay with NW, I think the competition will be good for the Chubu area.
UALongHaul From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3817 times:
I personally would love to see it. UA Certainly does have a good grip on Asia, and now the announcement of the application to start service to Ho Chi mine through HKG shows growth in Asia for UA. I am happy to see the ORD-KIX nonstop as well as SFO-PEK. The addition of NGO, if service is demanded, would certainly be a great addition to an already respectable Asian timetable. UA Would certainly have the corners of Japan covered. The more cities the better.
Star connecting flights are useless to many. I am a star gold from my travel on UA, and it is next to impossible to upgrade on other star carriers unless you rub the agents the right way. UA Status members can upgrade on LH fairly easily, but on anything else it is impossible. Why on earth would I want to take a AC flight out of NGO and not be able to upgrade easily when I could on UA? Alliances are great for accruing or redeeming miles, but upgrading is next to impossible. Having another star carrier at a potential airport does not make any difference for those of us who use our mileage to upgrade.
I am excited to see any and all additions to and within Asia on UA.
On another similar note, Looking at airlines like DL who only have one flight one time a day (ATL-NRT) is a joke. DL Calls itself a major US airline and they have absolute bare minimum service to Asia and no service to Oceania??
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8243 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3739 times:
In my opinion, I think UA should seriously consider directly flights from San Francisco to Nagoya once the new airport opens just outside Nagoya. The 777-200ER UA flies is small enough that the CASM on such a long flight should be not that expensive.
The reason is simple: Nagoya is woefully underserved, especially considering the fact that Nagoya is not much smaller than Osaka and Nagoya has a huge industrial base (e.g., the Toyota Motor Company for starters) that could generate quite a lot of premium class traffic.