They withdrew both routes in favour of IAD-EZE. A very bad move in my opinion, since MIA has been a cashcow route for ages, closely followed by JFK. Now UA lost 7 weekly flights to Argentina, which were reallocated by the DoT to Continental, due to start EWR-IAH-EZE on December 1st.
About ORD-EZE, I can confirm it should be back on December 15th.
Aerolíneas Argentinas - La Argentina que levanta vuelo.
Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 23561 posts, RR: 50 Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2816 times:
Quoting Marambio (Reply 6): since MIA has been a cashcow route for ages, closely followed by JFK.
Cash cow for whom? Certainly not UA.
The Miami mini hub had consistently lost money for United for years. At the end the carrier was forced to abandon the hub and crew base.
As far as JFK, somewhat similar. The move of the EZE and GRU flights to IAD helped quite a bit in their performance as they were able to gain connectivity feed at IAD. United was and continues to be weak in the NY market and could not support the South America flights with solely NY O&D traffic.
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