JoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 12132 times:
Brilliant news! Especially the Rio route comes a little bit surprising for me.
But What is the 744 doing all the time in Hong Kong? The timing offers perfect connections to UA's other flights from Hong Kong to Ho Chin Minh and Singapore in both direction. So can we hope that there will be another tag-on for the LAX flight?
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8602 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 12078 times:
I see from the press release that the IAD-GIG is 'seasonal" but it doesn't actually say how long it runs for - I assume just the Southern Hemisphere summer ?
Washington, D.C.-Rio de Janeiro
United's new seasonal, non-stop service between Washington, D.C., and Rio de Janeiro strengthens Washington Dulles as the carrier's international gateway on the East Coast and improves United's current service to Rio by making it nonstop from previous one-stop service.
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
Gemini573 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11892 times:
It's about time they restarted LAX-HKG. A friend of mine who works for Disney has been complaining for the longest time about having to connect in SFO to make the flight to HKG. Disney won't let him go on CX as it's too expensive for them.
As someone said earlier, this flight is a "slam dunk." I'm sure you'll see A LOT of Disney people on this flight.
Also, a smart move by UA as I think this is a pre emptive strike against DL, who's also considering HKG service (they did LAX-HKG in the past).
UAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11814 times:
Great news, not before time they brought the LAX - HKG back, mind you as its mentioned above, DL decision to possibly have a shot at the route might have had something to do with it, which means they are going to enter a tough market, when and if they do decide to go for it.
LAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7757 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11634 times:
Ive been waiting for this for a while now, and ITS ABOUT TIME!!!! I always hated stoping in NRT to get to HKG on UA. This will make things worlds easier!!! I think the flight will be successful too!!! CX has been filling their planes and making money rencently. With UA's LA client base, this should be a slam dunk for them!!!
SkyCruiser From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11573 times:
btw, looking at fall 2007 flight schedules, it looks as though the extra 3x weekly SFO-HKG and ORD-HKG frequencies will be discontinued as a result of the restart of daily LAX-HKG. I guess this sort of answers the question: "Where are these planes coming from?" I was looking forward to having 27 weekly USA-HKG flights too
Travelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11402 times:
Quoting Travelin man (Reply 20): I suppose we will automatically be transferred to the new non-stop?
Answered my own question: We were transferred to the new non-stop. That's definitely good news for us, as we were theoretically going to have do GIG-GRU (change planes)-ORD-LAX, and now it's just GIG-IAD-LAX....
LAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7757 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11311 times:
Quoting SkyCruiser (Reply 21): I was looking forward to having 27 weekly USA-HKG flights too
Oh well, 21 is good too!!! Most importantly, UA is adding another gateway to HKG with LAX. Im my mind this is the biggest piece of the puzzle missing from UA's LAX-Asia network. I dont think they will fly from LAX-China anytime soon, so this is probably the best us in LA can hope for!!! Either way at least they will have the main two main centers in Asia covered with HKG and NRT!!!
: Wow and i thought IAD-DEL would be on UA's mind!!! I guess not
: I think UA would have a very strong case if they applied for LAX-PEK or LAX-PVG with the next round of China frequencies. I don't think they'd be a s
: Wow, all airlines are granting me with gifts in my 2 years A.Net anniversary (just for fun) Nice to see that UA finally decided to venture on IAD-GIG
: Felipe hope you enjoy it. Make sure to have many of your friends fly this seasonal flight. Unless they get good results, I doubt it will come back fo
: Great for UA at LAX, What took them so long ? I wonder how much this is a move at preventing Delta from going LAX to HKG with a 777-200LR in the near
: Well, at least there will be two day flights to HKG now.. For UA passengers, this is another alternative to connect to other parts of SE Asia utilizin
: They served the route for nearly 2 decades after acquiring the Asia routes from PanAm.
: Does anyone know what dates make up this season for the seasonal GIG flights?
: Considering that UA use to almost fill one plane to/from GIG on summer last year, i should say that a non stop will be able to increase this number.
: Rumour is AA is going to ask for LAX-PEK (which was originally the plan for the 2007 award). UA wouldn't get it over AA, simply because, despite UA's
: On Amadeus appears as flights IAD-GIG to begin November 2nd and GIG-IAD November 3rd. Up to march 1st the flight keep available on the system. Felipe
: UA should do a tag on to Hanoi or somewhere since the parking fees at HKG are a killer. They have no chance because there has been a strange bias amon
: DEL would come before BLR. Perhaps they will restart HKG-NRT. I know this route used be served by a 744. The key to remember with UA is that if they
: UA served HKG-SFO for over 2 decades, but not LAX. Pan Am never served HKG-LAX non-stop.
: Thats great to see our Star Alliance partner UA back in Brazil