Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5196 times:
There are many routes United would like to fly IF they had the aircraft. They're squeezing blood out of a turnip now (meaning doing all the schedule tweaking they can to increase aircraft utilization) but until they buy or lease new aircraft, they're limited. Rome was a surprise...so maybe they'll be able to make Manchester work some day.
Jamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5155 times:
You could say that perhaps the East coast routes to the US are more or less filled with the amount of East coast carriers servicing MAN at the moment? A unique West coast service might be the way to go for United to enter MAN if they ever wanted to of course! I think perhaps United have stayed away from MAN because of BMI feeding into their services?
*braces him self for the MAN has no cap haters*
764 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5094 times:
I think that if (and only if) United actually decides to move out of LHR and sell/lease the slots and the rights, they would move a considerable number of flights to MAN. One or two daily flights into LGW would serve the London market and the LH connections could as well use MAN. But I don't think that UA will make that move - Actually I'd conside rit a mistake (leaving LHR that is).
I don't really think they'll come to MAN otherwise, though. I would rather expect a UA service into DUB.
Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4928 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4821 times:
Persoanlly in the long term I could see UA taking over bmi's MAN-ORD and bmi moving all long haul aorcraft to LHR
Quoting 8herveg (Reply 5): Quoting 764 (Reply 3):
I think that if (and only if) United actually decides to move out of LHR and sell/lease the slots and the rights
Why would they do this? And who would they sell their slots to? BA and AA?
UA would be stupid to pull out of LHR. LHR rights are one of their biggest assets and they arent desperate for cash. If UA ever did pull out of LHR I imagine their rights to serve there would end up with DL or CO
UAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4766 times:
Hell will freeze over before UA pulls the plug on LHR, it amazes me that people think that they would even consider the idea! They have now trimmed their routes to fly to their main hubs and particularly at the front end of the aircraft they have good yields.
If they ever did fly out of MAN, IMHO its never going to be to the west coast, more likley IAD where all the expansion into Europe is taking place at the moment.
Certainly I think they could make it work and let BMI concentrate on LHR. However aircraft aside, you'll see other routes opened well before you see UA at MAN.