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United Begins Major Latin Expansion Today!  
User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4815 times:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/041216/cgth053_1.html

Great News for UA!

-m


 Big thumbs up

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User currently offlinePlaneGuy27 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4751 times:

I didn't know that Aruba was in the British West Indies?

Someone in PR at United messed up!




User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4624 times:

I'm afraid your topic title is a little bit of an exaggeration. I wouldn't call Mexico and Costa Rica a major latin expansion.

Notice how UA isn't adding any S. American routes.

This is good news for AA flyers as well.



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User currently offlineReguPilot From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2004, 493 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4600 times:

To continue with the same services and frecuency is to have a major expansion at SJU? Everything remains the same in SJU. I think they're expanding somewhere else.

-Cheers!


User currently offlineAA787 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 610 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4560 times:

Why is this good for us AA fans?

AA787



ET In NYC
User currently offlineCRPilot From Costa Rica, joined Nov 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4475 times:

Curious how this will affect the competition, more specifically the fare structure from carriers such TA, CO, and AA to the area. I'm sure UA will play with the fares as it tries to expand service.


Flying is a privilege!
User currently offlineSebwhite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4359 times:

PlaneGuy27: That's what I said, so I called United's media office when the release was issued. They thanked me and said they'd look into whether or not Aruba is really in the British West Indies!

User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4305 times:

It is unfortunate that UA cut a great deal of it's Latin American routes - SCL, LIM. They had no north/south connections and lost out on the whole east coast of the US. Now with US in Star they could have had a great hub through Miami, but they have done nothing!

User currently offlineBahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1772 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4292 times:

Why to go to MIA and compete with AA instead of using ORD or IAD for service to Latin America? I think what they missed on was lotsa Mexico service with Skywest ala CoEX style MExico ops from LAX. That could have been a winner.


Earthbound misfit I
User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 24999 posts, RR: 85
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4272 times:
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If they had called Aruba "the Dutch West Indies" they would still be wrong, but they would be somewhat closer to the historical truth.

Aruba has strong ties with the Netherlands, but it has been an independent nation for a long time.

cheers

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4209 times:

Dutch west indies? *lol*

-n


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20365 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

Before the Europeans wake up and correct us Americans:

Aruba has strong ties with the Netherlands, but it has been an independent nation for a long time.

Aruba seceded from the Netherlands Antilles in 1986 and is a separate, autonomous member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but it is not an independent nation.

Dutch west indies? *lol*

All of the islands in the Caribbean Sea are in the "West Indies" (see Columbus).  Smile

Cheers.



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User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1709 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3755 times:

"Before the Europeans wake up and correct us Americans:"

Delicious!

Good morning everybody  Big grin

Nicolas


User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3253 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

Doesn't it seem that every airline does a major Carribean expansion just prior to going under?


.......
User currently offlineMauriceb From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2489 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

If they had called Aruba "the Dutch West Indies" they would still be wrong, but they would be somewhat closer to the historical truth

nah, it was called the Dutch West indies since We also had East-indies. Aruba is independent for a while now, however the army that operate there is the dutch army and a lot of rulez are just like here, its also very much possible that Aruba will be added again to Holland.

sorry fore the litle off-topic  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineUsatoeze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 358 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

Doesn't it seem that every airline does a major Carribean expansion just prior to going under?

YES

Eastern comes to mind..



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User currently offlineThunder9 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

Mauriceb --

You said: "however the army that operate there is the dutch army and a lot of rulez are just like here"

You forgot to mention that just about the only beer available in Aruba is either Hieneken or Amstel Light. Not much choice for the consumer...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-J



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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

Isn't Papayamente or something the official language though... like creole meets dutch meets english?

-n


User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5365 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

Queen Beatrix knighted some US-Aruban baseball players a couple years ago; one of my favorite pitchers is now Sir Sidney Ponson. Obviously relations are very close between Aruba and the Netherlands - is it like the old British Commonwealth?

I apologise for getting so off topic here, but I thought Aruba was still a colony, too.



I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 24999 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2688 times:
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Ooops! I thought Aruba had "nation status" in the same way that the Netherlands Antilles does - although that may change, too:

http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/2004/10/11/status.htm

Obviously, I was wrong!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

cheers

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1184 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

First, the starter of the thread is guilty of sensationalism. Give me a break! This "major expansion" doesn't even really get into Latin America. Yes, Mexico is Latin America, but one usually assumes it includes South America as well.

Isn't Papayamente or something the official language though... like creole meets dutch meets english?

The language is Papiamento (no "papaya" in the name) and it also includes Spanish. Every Aruban citizen I made contact with had working knowledge of Papiamento, Dutch, English, and Spanish. It was incredible. As a language teacher, I was humbled. It shows me that people can learn languages if they want (or need to).

You forgot to mention that just about the only beer available in Aruba is either Hieneken or Amstel Light. Not much choice for the consumer...

I would disagree with the statement. There is a local beer, called Balashi, that was super. You could also get other beers, although the Dutch presence is, indeed, major.

It's inconceivable that the PR dept. at a major corporation has no clue that Aruba has no connection to the British Empire. And you wonder why they are not doing well.

Can't wait to get back to AUA, but I won't be a part of United's "major Latin Expansion". My bird will be painted silver.
FLY2LIM






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