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UA Starts SFO-CAN June 18th  
User currently offlineFreequentFlier From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 875 posts, RR: 12
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4379 times:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/071106/aqtu157.html?.v=22

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User currently offlineOsprey88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4368 times:

Excellent news for those in the Bay Area and FF of UA!

I would think that this service would be relatively popular, catching a lot of feeding traffic from other airports.



"Reading departure signs in some big airports reminds me of the places I've been"
User currently offlineIluv747400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

UA 865
SFO: 12:35 PM
CAN: 6:00 PM +1

UA 868
CAN: 11:00 AM
SFO: 9:00 AM


What's with the 17-hour turnaround?


User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4113 times:

Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 2):
UA 865
SFO: 12:35 PM
CAN: 6:00 PM +1

UA 868
CAN: 11:00 AM
SFO: 9:00 AM


What's with the 17-hour turnaround?

I know, seriously...that's such an odd stay, and, a complete waste of aircraft utilization. They could send the plane back 2 hours later after arrival and the aircraft would arrive in SFO in the early evening, great time for providing overnight red eye conntections to the east coast (you'll be tired as hell anyway so who cares).



SIN > CVG > BOS
User currently offlineAAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

I would assume the schedule is everyday and the schedule posted is the Pilot of Flight Attendant Layover times.

User currently offlineSkyGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 451 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4040 times:

oh, all of a sudden I am so glad that I'm not SFO based... not that I wouldn't mind going to CAN...


...Now they face an even greater danger...Tyrannousaurs in F-14's!!
User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11139 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4013 times:

Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 2):
What's with the 17-hour turnaround?

It's pretty standard for United's SFO-China flights. They want the flights timed to leave SFO westbound in the early afternoon, along with all their other Asia-bound flights, so they can benefit from all the connections. But, by the time the planes go to China, and then turned around, they wouldn't leave the Chinese cities until late at night (after 1900-2000 local) and thus wouldn't get back to SFO until early evening (1700-1800 local), which is an absolute waste for connections (most of which are, again, timed for all of the other inbound Asia arrivals which get into SFO around 0900-1200). The plane would then have to RON in SFO until the next day, before heading back out again to China.

Thus, it makes sense to just RON the plane at the Chinese stations and send them out the next morning.

Besides, either way, regardless of whether the plane RONs in SFO or in China, the schedule would still require 2 aircraft to keep a daily rotation. So, in other words, it makes no difference where the plan spends the long layover: whether SFO or PEK/PVG/CAN, it still takes the same 2 planes per route. In that case, why not time the flights to maximize connections at SFO which is the hub that is - after all - supposed to be designed specifically to capture connections?


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6006 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4005 times:

With the restrictions on service to China, is that only for USA-China flights? Could this plane go onto another destination? I'd agree that 17 hours is a long time. Maybe United can get some maintenance done on the plane since they are contracting it all out anyhow.

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

Quoting Commavia (Reply 6):
Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 2):
What's with the 17-hour turnaround?

It's pretty standard for United's SFO-China flights. They want the flights timed to leave SFO westbound in the early afternoon, along with all their other Asia-bound flights, so they can benefit from all the connections. But, by the time the planes go to China, and then turned around, they wouldn't leave the Chinese cities until late at night (after 1900-2000 local) and thus wouldn't get back to SFO until early evening (1700-1800 local), which is an absolute waste for connections (most of which are, again, timed for all of the other inbound Asia arrivals which get into SFO around 0900-1200). The plane would then have to RON in SFO until the next day, before heading back out again to China.

Thus, it makes sense to just RON the plane at the Chinese stations and send them out the next morning.

Besides, either way, regardless of whether the plane RONs in SFO or in China, the schedule would still require 2 aircraft to keep a daily rotation. So, in other words, it makes no difference where the plan spends the long layover: whether SFO or PEK/PVG/CAN, it still takes the same 2 planes per route. In that case, why not time the flights to maximize connections at SFO which is the hub that is - after all - supposed to be designed specifically to capture connections?

Actually come to think of it you make a good point about this. It would still require 2 aircraft.



SIN > CVG > BOS
User currently offlineSFORunner From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

Quoting AS739X (Reply 7):
Could this plane go onto another destination?

I do not believe that Fifth Freedom rights are afforded to US pax flag carriers out of Mainland China. Anyone?

Note that other UA aircraft in PVG and PEK also RON.


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6006 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

Quoting SFORunner (Reply 9):

Thats what I was thinking, but just wasn't sure. Thanks

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

Wheres the 777 coming from, what route is going to lose that aircraft?

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