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United To Fly To St. Lucia  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32596 posts, RR: 72
Posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4652 times:

United Airlines has applied with DOT to offer non-stop service between the Chicago O'Hare and St. Lucia beginning 5 February 2006 with one weekly flight on Saturdays.

http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.c...m?documentid=357965&docketid=22799

United's application is part of a recent surge in service between the United States and the Caribbean island.

American Airlines flew Miami-St. Lucia service until government subsidies were canceled in 1999, leaving St. Lucia's Hewanorra with no non-stop links to the US on a US airline (American Eagle continued to offer service from St. Lucia's Vigie Field to San Juan), although Air Jamaica had offered JFK-UVF service, which has since been discontinued.

US Airways has served the island with non-stop weekend service from Philadelphia since December 2001 and Saturday service from Charlotte since February 2005.

In December 2003, Delta Airlines launched twice-weekly non-stop Atlanta-St. Lucia service, which will be daily this winter.

Quickly following Delta's launch, American Airlines launched year-round, daily 737-800 non-stop Miami-St. Lucia service in November 2004. The hugely successful route is being upgraded to a daily 757-200 service next month to satisfy demand.

And now United Airlines will be joining the crowd at Hewanorra in February.


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User currently offlineB757LVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4500 times:

Thanks for the update, always happy to hear of new traffic to my home country!

Hey Mah... the talk is that Air Jamaica is considering returning to UVF for the winter, how do you think this will play out especially since they have now have to compete with a former code share partner ( DL )on the route. United has never flown to St.Lucia, what accounts you think, for this huge increase in interest of the majors in the island?


User currently offlineWestindian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4475 times:

This is excellent news for UVF!!! My question is with the current code-share structure that UA has with BW, is it possible for them to code share on this flight (since BWIA has absolutely no presence in St. Lucia outside of the LHR route)? What would be ideal (for me, of course) is for BW to offer flights to UVF from JFK and IAD, and code share those flights with UA on the days that UA doesn't go there directly from ORD.

Wonder also what type of a/c UA plans to use. Everyone else has been using the 737 (except US with it's A319). I've certainly missed the widebody flights from the U.S. to UVF.

Thanks for the info, MAH4546. Keep up the good work.

Neil



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User currently offlineMbm3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 836 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4394 times:
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I really wish CO would pick this up as a new destination as well.


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User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

St Lucia is a beautiful island. I've been there in the mid 80's for one week with my family. AC flies there once or twice a week .

User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22704 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3997 times:

Quoting Westindian425 (Reply 2):
Wonder also what type of a/c UA plans to use. Everyone else has been using the 737 (except US with it's A319). I've certainly missed the widebody flights from the U.S. to UVF.

Probably a 319...



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User currently offlineWestIndian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 5):
Probably a 319...

My guess is either that or a 757.

At the rate we're going with the U.S. carriers entering or expanding in the Caribbean market, I wonder when NWA will announce plans for the Caribbean.

Neil



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User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

Quoting Westindian425 (Reply 2):
Wonder also what type of a/c UA plans to use. Everyone else has been using the 737 (except US with it's A319).



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 5):
Probably a 319...



Quoting WestIndian425 (Reply 6):
My guess is either that or a 757.

You know, guys, it says exactly what kind of plane UA will be using, right in the application that Mark linked to in the first post. It's not that difficult to find, I promise.  Smile



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User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

i couldn't find it in the application. help a guy out will ya

User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

From the top of Page 4, Item 7: "United plans to operate its proposed service with B-757-200 aircraft with 182 seats configured with 24 first-class and 158 economy class seats."


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User currently offlineWestIndian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

Quoting A330323X (Reply 9):
From the top of Page 4, Item 7: "United plans to operate its proposed service with B-757-200 aircraft with 182 seats
configured with 24 first-class and 158 economy class seats."

I missed that. Thanks.

Now if we can just get a widebody to go there from the U.S. -- a man can dream.

Neil.



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User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

Quoting AirCanada014 (Reply 4):
St Lucia is a beautiful island. I've been there in the mid 80's for one week with my family. AC flies there once or twice a week .

Actually up to 3 times per week for W2005/2006. Combination of B767 & A319 equipment.



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