UAL#1fan From United States of America, joined May 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2951 times:
With the possibility of a SFO-CAN route opening up, anyone here see any further expansion plans for UA? In the wake of Delta's aggressive expansion, I just thought I'd ask.
Since United's primary target is the business traveler, I see future routes going to areas with high concentrations of commerce. CAN is an example of this. In light of that argument, I could see United starting service back up to MXP or DEL, and maybe even expanding to BOM. The new code-share service with South African will bring Star Alliance routes to Johannesburg, so no need to expand there.
Perhaps instead UA will continue to focus on expanding into the Caribbean...
B752OS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2944 times:
I am surprised they have not tried to expand in Asia and become the dominant US carrier to the region. For them to try and emulate Delta, I personally feel they will fail on all the new European routes out of ATL, woould be unreasonable given thier current standing.
What about some weekly frequencies to places like TPE, or BKK?
Perhaps some European expansion out of IAD or ORD?
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3597 posts, RR: 21 Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2935 times:
Actullay I would not be surprised if UA starts looking to Africa and South Asia more. They have a very extensive route in East Asia and the Pacific and need to put their efforts in other areas as well.
I could see JNB as a code-share from MIA (UA and MIA thread a while back) and from ORD. I would not be surprised if eventually CPT is also served.
I personally would like to see UA offer more flights that over-fly Japan or offer flights to more U.S. destinations from Japan (but not NRT). However UA really needs to expand to new markets where they do not have a large presence.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3597 posts, RR: 21 Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2861 times:
Quoting B752OS (Reply 1): What about some weekly frequencies to places like TPE, or BKK?
They already serve TPE and BKK daily.
TPE is via NGO (UA831) and NRT (UA881)
BKK is via NRT (UA837)
Are you talking non-stop?
Quoting Jet-lagged (Reply 3): C'mon NRT!
But I suspect ANA will serve the route first.
I can dream can't I? Of Course NH will do things first. We have NGO build up, KIX build up and movement from large aircraft to small/medium with frequency to take advantage of both runways at NRT. NH will totally expand and improve their product.
As for UA. I will add a little here. Europe for UA is not going to work like CO or DL. UA has too much of a relationship with its star partners to do anything there. But Africa is just waiting to be tapped and UA I think will go in.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
UAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3355 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2822 times:
UA has applied to fly ORD-VIE so i would expect that to be announced in the near future.
We know they want SFO-CAN.........for me the big hole for UA in Asia is India and I feel its just a matter of time before we see them back there, in Delhi and Bombay and who knows even Bangalore, all booming business centres.
I would love to see UA operate ORD-JNB/CPT one day, but I think that might be a few years off.
N8334W From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 13 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2342 times:
I would love to see United bring back ORD-GDL. With such a huge Mexican population in Chicago that route should do well for them. American code shares with Mexicana (2x Daily). ATA only has 1 daily MDW-GDL and they always seem to be full. Not to mention the high yield.
AADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1832 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2175 times:
Quoting UA933 (Reply 16): UA to CGN or DUS would be great using 752 a/c.
I doubt that UA will add any Eurpoean destinations with a 752. They appear to be unwilling to fly to Eurpoean desitnations unless it can support at least a 3-class 763. There is also the problem that only p.s. 757s are 3-class and I believe that only the 2-class Hawaii planes are ETOPS. There is limited benefit to adding long, thin routes.
Quoting Gkirk (Reply 15): IAD-MAN using a 767 to replace the BMI shambles
Not likely. LHR is where the money is and they want to squat on as much space as the can there if open skies arrives.
Quoting United787 (Reply 19): Quoting PSA727 (Reply 9):
Maybe they'll go back to Santiago, Chile or start Lima, Peru.
I would love to see UA fly these routes direct from ORD!
UA seems committed to serving South America from IAD.
I would agree with the thread starter that UA would look to restore flights to business destinations that had been dropped. MXP is more likely than than DEL since India is overserved in the short run.
MalpensaSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2148 times:
Quoting AADC10 (Reply 23): There is also the problem that only p.s. 757s are 3-class and I believe that only the 2-class Hawaii planes are ETOPS.
It amazes me that P.S. has not been expanded to the following routes:
LHR-JFK, BOS, IAD
Quoting AADC10 (Reply 23): LHR is where the money is and they want to squat on as much space as the can there if open skies arrives
The sale of 2 or 3 slots could give UA a nice chunk of change. The only slots in turn they could hold on to would be:
SFO-LHR : (UA, needs 2x SFO for both Premium/Connecting Traffic)
LAX-LHR : (UA, needs 1x LAX for Premium feed)
IAD-LHR : (UA, needs 2x IAD for both Premium/Connecting Traffic)
JFK-LHR : (UA, needs 1 x JFK for both Premium/Corporate Traffic)
ORD-LHR : (UA, needs 2x ORD for both Premium/Connecting Traffic)
25 BigGSFO: I seriously doubt we will see UA in either of these markets. UA does not have the right US gateways to sustain more destinations into South America b
26 Lindy: ORD has already non-stop service to WAW. It would be very nice if UA started at least thrice-weekly IAD-WAW using 767-300. There is enough market sha
27 B752OS: Is there really enough premium demand on the BOS-SFO route to have UA do one, maybe two P.S. service flights? Also, UA stopped flying BOS-LHR a few y
28 LOT767SP-LPA: LOTs schedule to US summer 2006: WAW - JFK 16:20 1.34567 WAW - EWR 16:50 .2..... WAW - ORD 15:10 .234567 WAW - ORD 19:35 1.345.7 WAW - YYZ 15:55 1.34.
29 UnitedTristar: I could definetly see UA start some NRT to India service. The Asia India service they ran prevously was popular with west coast premium travelers. I t
30 Flightopsguy: Look for a CAN Star Alliance "hub" with new membership in Star of at least 2 Chinese airlines. (reported elsewhere)
31 Simpilicity: maybe UA should look at HNL/BNE & HNL/MEL. They could do these using a 763ER & it would improve the options in flying to OZ. Australians who don't liv