IndyWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 8760 times:
Hopefully the people on the DEN-YOW route won't whine as much as the people on the DEN-YYZ route do. I didn't decide not to put PTV's on..don't b!tch at me about it! But I LOVE YOW, the people are nice, the city is beautiful!
Dia77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 711 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8206 times:
I'm happy about DEN-YOW. I think it will do great, but to echo Mariner's comments, I would have preferred F9 starting the route. Although, it seems that UA and AC fare better in the DEN-Canada markets than F9.
SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 6104 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8150 times:
I wonder if there's any chance that UA could do something in the SAN-HNL market again this summer? (Heck, I'd even settle for the weird Saturday-only service they ran for the last couple of years -- on and off.)
I suppose the Hawaii market is still pretty depressed this year so I'm not going to hold my breath...
Are you implying additional transborder flying - United's recent expansion into Canada seems to be a slam dunk success (just a few years ago the airline only served YVR, YYC and YYZ) - or perhaps some long-haul routes? Any news on the SFO-CAN service? If NW's daily NRT-CAN 757 service failed, could this route really have any potential?
I see LAX-TUL is making a return. Could we see LAX-AUS, LAX-DSM, or LAX-ICT come back as well?
Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
CIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2556 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6081 times:
I personally would like to see UA expand some flying out of the IAD hub, especially to some of their midwest markets (i.e. OMA, DSM, CID, MLI, etc). Would allow some bypassing of the busy ORD hub, not to mention some built in O/D to the DC area with a nonstop flight.
Who saw this coming? Nevertheless, in theory it could work.
When AC was running YOW-SJC, ostensibly to connect two top high-tech centers, some who rode that flight expected to connect to other cities in the western states--plus Hawaii. Those connections existed at SFO but not at SJC, and SJC-SFO transfers at the time were a bit awkward.
YOW-DEN allows connections to ABQ, PHX, SAN, SNA, TUS -- nice places where the weather is moderate in the winter (compared to Ottawa) -- plus LAX, SEA, SFO and SJC for business. Then with the right timing, there is DEN's 763 to HNL for those who really want that.
One way or the other, United must pull the trigger on CAN very soon.
Their DOT route deferral was for one year and July is fast approaching if they plan on marketing the route. In the long run, I have no doubt it would be succesfull as the Pearl River Delta and cities of Guangzhou & Shenzhen are becoming China's prime manfuacturing and economic center after Shanghai. Its just a matter of how long UA is willing to nurse the route in today's economy.
Quoting JAXFLL (Reply 14): Which United Express company will be flying LAX-TUL?
Quoting JAXFLL (Reply 14): but why does UA fly it? What business is supporting that flight?
Quoting Bahadir (Reply 13): I keep hearing more expanded flying out of LAX for UA mainly on the Explus side. Did you hear something along those lines?
Have not heard anything firm, but would not surprise me to see frequency build up, and resumption of previous markets. UA is after all getting additional 70 seaters this year.
Quoting Phllax (Reply 16): I believe OO (SkyWest) has an exclusive contract for United Express flying on the West Coast.
No such thing.
What United does have, and might be called are 'spheres of operations'. Basically it keep things easier and less costly to segregate operators to their own regions instead of them all having to set up their infrastructure and staff across the entire nation.
Quoting Phllax (Reply 16): Unfortunately, these long thin routes like LAX-TUL see the CR7 instead of the E70.
Unfortunately? the 66 seat ExPlus CR7 is everyway as comparable for the E70 in my book.
The CR7 is very different from is predecessor CRJ in cabin comfort.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
Pilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3176 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5687 times:
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 20): What United does have, and might be called are 'spheres of operations'. Basically it keep things easier and less costly to segregate operators to their own regions instead of them all having to set up their infrastructure and staff across the entire nation.
Hmm, they don't seem to follow that outside of DEN. Take a look at IAD or ORD sometime.