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UA To Resume Round The World  
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

United will, on April 1 2000, resume the round the world flight. It will be: LAX-IAD-LHR-DEL-HKG-LAX. All flights will be flown by the 747-400.

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User currently offlinePA006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Should be 4/1/2001.

User currently offlineDrew From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

This is great news, but what has changed that has made United change its mind and begin flying this route again? Improvement of the Asian economies? Stronger hub at Dulles? I am curious if anyone else has better (and more informed insights) and enthused they are flying 'around the world' again.
Cheers, Drew

User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

I flew this route a while back, on the 767, and think it was abandoned because of some technicality about the aircraft they could use on the route. That's why there's no plane change in HKG and LAX on this version of the service.

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User currently offlineVH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 854 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

What so now re-routed through IAD instead of JFK?


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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

Will UA fly back round the world from LAX-HKG-DEL-LHR-IAD-LAX?


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

HEY UAL!!! Whats the matter with JFK? Why don't you fly there instead of IAD?

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7842 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

After reading the actual press release United decided to restart the service b/c of the demand for flights to India and also cited the turnaround in the Asian economy as to why. The Asian economy slump was the main reason why the service was pulled. As for the routing through Dulles as opposed to Kennedy I can only imagine that b/c they are using a 747-400 instead of the 767-300 that the capacity is better suited to Dulles where other flights feed it. Don't hold me on this one. But how many aircraft would actually be needed to run this route fully. Just for the westbound sector flight #1 would take 2 days... obviously another ship would launch the following day for Hong Kong from LAX but can a 747-400 operate 2 full days without being sent back to the home base for an overnight check???

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User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

I believe they will. According to the press release, http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/000518/il_ual_rou.html, they're going to be going both ways.

User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1101 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

I think the decision to route the flight through IAD rather than JFK is a smart one. I don't think JFK-LHR could support a 747-400, only they reduced the number of JFK-LHR flights from 3 to 2 (from 3-763s to 1-763 and 1-744). The IAD-LHR market in the summer on UA is booming. Almost every night this past week United has oversold every single one of its 3-daily non-stops from IAD-LHR and back, and the summer travel season has only begun. I think it was a bad idea for UA to drop 744s from IAD-LHR and IAD-FRA this summer, as they would surely be full if they were on the service. Maybe the aircraft were needed on other routes (ORD-FRA/SFO-LHR).

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