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US New Interactive Route Map  
User currently onlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 11282 times:

Finally! They have jumped on the bandwagon and got themselves an interactive route map. And it does it by destination! Very chic! The only negative is that you have to move the screen around to see destinations out of frame..

Check it out!


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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 11272 times:

Yes! Thank you US!  praise 

User currently onlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 11263 times:

Look carefully cause they do have errors..

The ones I have seen so far..

RDU-GSO.. ???
AVL-TYS.. ???



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User currently offlineUnited777atGU From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 11251 times:

I love it. And it's compatible with my mac which is great! I like BA's route map as well. I wish the other legacies, especially United, would do this. It makes seeing their destinations so much easier...when you know your geography that is...


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User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2182 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 11252 times:

Quite a few European destinations are missing on that map.

User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5353 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 11176 times:

Quoting United777atGU (Reply 3):
...when you know your geography that is...

Right, United, since otherwise, you have to hover your cursor to get city names (other than the hubs.)

Some "geographic liberties" have been taken, e.g., the LA-area airports are a bit scrambled, but everything seems to be there.

Overall, pretty neat and quite an improvement. I hope they keep it current.

I'm curious. Do any computer-philes out there know if these maps are directly generated from schedule data or are they "hand-made" by someone reading a flight schedule? Thanx in advance.

bb


User currently offlineJaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11140 times:

Very nice map, among the best I have ever seen. Thank you for posting it.

User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3253 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11120 times:

They actually think they can get away with labeling Flagstaff as "Grand Canyon"? Now that's a funny joke!


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User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11107 times:

That's a really cool route map. The one improvement I can think of, although I don't know how or if one could do this, would be to make it such that once you click a city and the routes show up, clicking on the route lines brought up a schedule of flights between those cities. Now that would be awesome.


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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11080 times:

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 7):
They actually think they can get away with labeling Flagstaff as "Grand Canyon"? Now that's a funny joke!

It is weird, but obviously caters to the tourist crowd.


User currently onlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11033 times:

Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 8):
he one improvement I can think of, although I don't know how or if one could do this, would be to make it such that once you click a city and the routes show up, clicking on the route lines brought up a schedule of flights between those cities. Now that would be awesome.

If I'm not mistaken.. it does that.. when you click the origination, click a destination.. and you get to choices.. and I think one will bring up the flying airline with the potential to add flights. From the looks of it, it looks as if they may be adding that feature later.. but I can't be sure.. but it does look like it will be there eventually.



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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10989 times:

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 7):
They actually think they can get away with labeling Flagstaff as "Grand Canyon"? Now that's a funny joke!

Better than putting London in Scotland like some route maps do. Besides, the Grand Canyon is only about an hour north of FLG, and even though Grand Canyon does have an airport that is serviced by at least Scenic Airlines out of VGT, Flagstaff does market itself as the gateway to the Grand Canyon.

As for the route map - I like it overall. First, I love the distinction between where we fly and where you can go with Star Alliance. I wish the magazine would have two different maps to distinguish US destinations and *A destinations. Next, it's a bit too small - I wish you didn't have to go over to the compass thingy and click to see the places in Europe we fly to out of PHL - a larger size and you could just have Europe and PHL on the same screen. Third, the flight schedules didn't really pop up like they were supposed to - you had to double click to be brought to the res menu. Finally, a side note, I'm surprised just how little west coast flying they do out of PIT. I know PIT was being downgraded as a hub and focus is going to CLT and PHL, but damn, I thought there'd be at least an LAX, PDX, or SEA flight mixed in, but just SFO, LAS, and PHX west of the Rockies - what a shame. Now I know why all the PIT a.net members are so bitter about US reducing their presence at the airport.


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2441 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10971 times:

Pretty good route map I have to say.

If you selct two cities it gives you an option to list flights between the two, but for every city pair I try it doesnt' list anything. Has anyone got that to work?



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User currently offlineCageyjames From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10971 times:

Boy, they should have ran that map by a geographer. LAX is not south of SNA and north of SAN.  expressionless 

User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9179 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10967 times:

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 11):
Now I know why all the PIT a.net members are so bitter about US reducing their presence at the airport.

I have learned to take it in stride. I just hope they bring back some of that service as PIT's O&D comes back up, and as US becomes more and more profitable, especially out of PIT...

It is a bummer not seeing PIT as one of the hubs on that interactive map. Perhaps if they would label their hubs AND focus cities the way they do their main hubs. Hubs in All CAPS, and focus cities in lower-case, just a thought...



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User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10938 times:

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 11):
I thought there'd be at least an LAX, PDX, or SEA flight mixed in, but just SFO, LAS, and PHX west of the Rockies -

That can't be right; US has served PIT-LAX for decades.

SEA is coming back, didn't we hear that?

PDX, much less likely


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3727 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10932 times:

Pretty nice...I like it. Better than looking at their PDF route map.

I wish more airlines would do this. Good job US!

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10932 times:

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 14):
Hubs in All CAPS, and focus cities in lower-case, just a thought...

You are right. The focus cities at US are in some cases very large. PIT, LGA, DCA, BOS should always be in bold.

Saw their magazine about a year ago and its route maps were pure 100% crap. This interactive one is very stylish. US is a huge airline now, so they need to learn how to present themselves.


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3727 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10856 times:

Noticing we're missing a few destinations in Europe. Even though they're seasonal, you'd think US would include them only with some indication that they're not flown year-round.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9179 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10828 times:

Quoting Supa7E7 (Reply 17):
You are right. The focus cities at US are in some cases very large. PIT, LGA, DCA, BOS should always be in bold.

Thanks for being on the same page with me.  Smile

The way it looks, US makes PIT LGA DCA and BOS to be nothing more than a spoke in the system... PIT or LGA as spokes? With 170-180+ flights daily? I think NOT!!! Likewise with DCA and BOS in that regard.

CHARLOTTE, PHILADELPHIA, PHOENIX, LAS VEGAS (HUBS IN RED)

Pittsburgh, Washington DC, New York (LGA), Boston (Focus Cities in blue)



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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10797 times:

One problem I have with it is that you cannot see connecting flights. It only shows nonstops.

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 10):
If I'm not mistaken.. it does that.. when you click the origination, click a destination.. and you get to choices.. and I think one will bring up the flying airline with the potential to add flights. From the looks of it, it looks as if they may be adding that feature later.. but I can't be sure.. but it does look like it will be there eventually.

If it does do that eventually, hopefully the problem I mentioned above will also be fixed and you will be able to view the different flight possibilities to anywhere on US' network.


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9179 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10759 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 20):
One problem I have with it is that you cannot see connecting flights.

Somewhat like what FL does with their interactive route map. WN has it so you can either look at NS service or connecting service... FL has their set so that it indicates which routes are mainline and expressjet, as does YX (although YX, I don't think, is an interactive map like what US, FL, and WN have.)



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2441 posts, RR: 31
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10696 times:

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 21):
FL has their set so that it indicates which routes are mainline and expressjet

The people at FL must be rather surprised to see expressjet running some of their flights eh..?

 Silly



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9179 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 10673 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 22):
The people at FL must be rather surprised to see expressjet running some of their flights eh..?

Oh, strike that! I meant F9!!!  silly 

Thanks for catching that  embarrassed  silly  smile 



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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 10673 times:

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 16):
Pretty nice...I like it. Better than looking at their PDF route map

The PDF one was a joke, this one is nice and pretty easy to use.



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25 United777atGU : That's funny, because United does that with their route map for US Airways in the Hemispheres magazine, but for the hubs only, I think, not the focus
26 CentPIT : You are correct, it is not right! As of Nov. 9, 2006 PIT-Westward is as follows: PIT-DEN (1 daily A320) PIT-LAS (2 B757s) PIT-LAX (1 A319 and 1 A320)
27 Post contains links HBJZA : It's such a basic route map !!! I don't like the concept at all. Very uneasy to see the whole network without using the arrows again and again. For a
28 SJUSXM : Whats with all those routes out of MCI since when does US have them
29 ERJ170 : They are Air Midwest flights flown by Mesa using B1900s.. It's a sort of Mini-hub of sorts for Air Midwest..
30 Gabypn1992 : I like it, its very nice!!!
31 CIDflyer : correct, those have been run for years dating back to when US had a hub at MCI in the early 90's. totally agree, those cities need to stand out as we
32 Cslusarc : This interactive route map kind of sucks. I preferred the old America West interactive route map. It showed connections In general, it was way much be
33 AA1818 : Nice look and easy to use and understand. I am just shocked to see the SMALL network of US. It has very few flights to Europe, NONE on the Asian or Af
34 Post contains images Supa7E7 : Aruba is pretty close to South America Sorry, what is small about the US network? Its 4 cities in Hawaii? Its 220+ stations overall? In the worldwide
35 Steeler83 : Thanks. Even when you would go onto their website, they marketed Pittsburgh, New York, Boston, and DC. They mentioned all the great things to do in t
36 AA1818 : I'm not criticizing it because it seems to be sufficient for US, but in terms of International flights, US seems to be way behind the like of DL, CO,
37 Post contains links USAIRWAYS321 : For those of you criticizing the small size, there's a link there for a larger version that leads to: http://www.innovata-llc.com/us/map/index.asp?lan
38 Flyboy7974 : Jmc1975 - there was a post discussing that exact topic on here I think about a month ago, maybe two months now. City officials in FLG wanted that so t
39 Supa7E7 : That is fair. US probably wishes they started CLT-GIG and CLT-GRU winter service years ago. Especially now. As for other locales, Latin America is mo
40 Post contains images Steeler83 : It would be nice if they were to rename MDT as Harrisburg-Lancaster/Hershey in that regard As I work at the Eden Resort Inn and Suites just off US30
41 Flyboy7974 : Steeler83 - interesting point that you make. My relatives live all throughout the Philly area, and some are out towards route 30 in West Chester and w
42 Steeler83 : Thanks, and I also agree with why you avoid LNS and even MDT; it's actually what I was trying to hint towards... The fares are re-fricking-diculous!
43 Post contains images Coronado990 : They have LAX where CLD-Carlsbad should be. I do not see CLD anywhere on the map. They should call it Chocolate World International. I like the ring o
44 RW717 : When did US/HP start serving CDC and ELY? What happened to FCA and BIL? Montana, Wyoming, and The Dakotas are awfully empty.
45 SJC4Me : Perhaps I'm spoiled because I'm used to looking at it, but am I the only one who thinks the WN routemap is far superior to this one? (or any other rou
46 Vega : In response to an analyst question 2 weeks ago, Parker stated that IF US were to start service to South America, it would NOT be from CLT because CLT
47 ERJ170 : Which is something I can understand, but on the flip side.. CLT has more flights and therefore more passengers it can transfer.. CLT is a lot easier
48 Post contains images Steeler83 : And I actually agree with it. However, the reason why he relies so much on PHL for international expansion is: 1. O&D goldmine there, and a goldmine
49 Vega : Your suggestion to make CLT=ATL appears to be based on an emotional, rather than an economic platform. The Domestic O&Ds of CLT, PIT and PHL are now
50 ERJ170 : Trust me.. it's not emotional at all. I have absolutely zero emotional ties to CLT. CLT O&D is suppressed due to the higher fares. If CLT fares were
51 Steeler83 : It is good to see Parker focusing more on the problems with PHL (e.g. baggage, etc), as that is supremely vital for US' expansion. Shifting ops from
52 Supa7E7 : What about PHX to South America? It is a pretty good location to connect all of California, Hawaii, SEA, YVR, things like that to deep Latin America,
53 Steeler83 : Yeah, PHX would work as a pretty good Latin/South America gateway I think... Provided that US is even interested in doing such service, which Parker h
54 FCYTravis : That's EAS service operated by Air Midwest under the US Airways codeshare. Visalia and Merced will also be added this month.
55 Silentbob : CLT doesn't have as many weather problems as PHL but it still has quite a few. Last time I was in CLT, I (and another dozen or so passengers) missed m
56 Vega : If airlines based their Hub selection/growth plans solely on which cities had airports with "room to grow" and/or a great "infrastructure", they'd pr
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