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UAL's New Asia Service From IAD  
User currently offlineFlyerC_B757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

If CAL can fly a B777 nonstop from Newark to HKG, why can't UAL fly a flight from IAD to HKG? There are plenty of polar routes.  Smile I think flights from Dulles to Chek Lap Kok (?) nonstop would be very profitable.

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User currently offlineWishihadalife From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Sadly, your thought is not substantiated by market data - but thanks for playing anyway.

User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

Actually, there is a flight from IAD to HKG...it just has a brief stopover in LAX. Its flight number is Untied flight 1. It is part of the around the world flight serving LAX, HKG, DEL, LHR, and IAD.

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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6212 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

UAL mainly has its Dulles hub for domestic operations and transatlantic flights .
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User currently offlineIFlyADesk From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

A UA flight IAD-HKG with a "brief stopover" at LAX can hardly be considered an earth-shattering flight, as you have to change aircraft anyway. You might as well be flying from anywhere else in the US, and changing planes at LAX. DONG DONG DONG, you lose the game. But as stated earlier, thanks for playing...

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

ILUV767 wrote :
Its flight number is Untied flight 1


I dunno if that typo was intentional or not, but I agree with it either way!  Smile


User currently offlineToxtethogrady From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

We're actually expecting Star Alliance to bring in a few more Asian carriers to IAD, once Tier 2 is open...

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16854 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Hong Kong?..

United doesn't even fly to Tokyo from IAD.



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User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

IAD-NRT is flown by ANA (744). IAD-LAX-HKG on UA001 - doesn't it require an overnight stay in LAX aswell? I don't think it is feasible to have both JFK-HKG and IAD-HKG.


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User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

B747-437B wrote:


I dunno if that typo was intentional or not, but I agree with it either way!


oops.  Wow!


Anyway...I want to add that all legs on the around the world flight is done on the 747-400, and some parts do not require an aircraft change in another city.


Really...if you wanted to go from IAD to HKG, then why not hop on ACA to jfk, and take the flight from there.



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