Globalcabotage From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 601 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7703 times:
I've been told that SQ and UA will finally code-share on ORD-SIN, no route mentioned, but I've heard several (via Asia, via Europe, and nonstop), but nothing "finalized." Also, I've been told that UA will join the bandwagon on seasonal service to FAI with nonstop service to ORD. I'll belive all this when I see it, but who knows. Much better odds than da Bears playing in February!
FilAmAirlines From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 133 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7663 times:
I wish SQ had flights going to ORD again but it doesn't hurt to have a codeshare for such a route, especially if SQ is the aircraft flown. UA, I'm a bit unsure unless it's their 777. I can't afford UA F or J
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Bartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 788 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6581 times:
Quoting Ocracoke (Reply 4): oooohhhh. Let me be the first to say it....this is probably in retaliation for DL starting SLC-FAI, and F9 starting DEN-FAI. Big grin Silly
Is this not the type of thing that gets airlines in trouble? Following other airlines in to a smallish market, thus flooding the market with capacity, lowering yields, and then causing a money-loser that most if not all airlines stop service within a few years/seasons.
I'm guessing that this is leisure-based so ORD might catch a lot of Europeans headed to Alaska, but to me an Anchorage flight would make more sense as it has many more oil-related connecting flights to Barrow, etc. Then tourists can always catch a connecting flight to FAI or drive up to Denali, down to Valdez, Seward, etc. Plus ANC is a much larger city and the hub of business activity for Alaska. But what do I know?
You know nothing! Hahaha, j/k. I fully agree with you on this, no way UA is going to serve ORD-FAI when they don't even serve ORD-ANC. This is my issue with all these airlines starting to serve FAI.
If I recall correct, there are only 5? gates in FAI! 3 of which are owned/leased by AS. AS does have several flights to FAI on a daily basis. I'm sure AS will let DL use their gates, but I am beginning to think space might be an issue if anyone else decides to serve FAI in the summer. I know JAL flies charters up there, just not sure if that is only during winter or also summer.
CGKings317 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 303 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5406 times:
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Quoting As777 (Reply 7): just not sure if that is only during winter or also summer.
It is a winter thing.
Quoting As777 (Reply 7): If I recall correct, there are only 5? gates in FAI! 3 of which are owned/leased by AS.
There are 6 bridged-gates at FAI, one of which is linked up to FIS. If AS uses 2 gates on a full-time basis and another on a part-time basis during the "day", that will leave 4 gates that can be used for the red-eyes at "night". AS tends to have relatively quick turn times at FAI, especially on the ANC-FAI-ANC routes.
It is nice to see FAI get some new and/or re-started service. It'll be something to watch PAX at FAI during the summer. Unfortunately, I graduated from UAF last year so I won't get to see it
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Eastern747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 385 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3722 times:
I believe code share means you take flight xxx on say UA and it is actually a SQ plane and crew, or vis-versa. If I bought a ticket on SQ xxx to SIN and got to the gate and found a UA flight and I crew I would be VERY UPSET. If I had wanted an service that UA provides (OPS, sorry, doesn;t provide I would have booked directly with them. Last trip to SYD on UA in J, upper deck, I had to go find the f/a after she dropped, yes "dropped" the tray, to get the wine served. Found her on the jump seat with an IPOD stuck in her ear. Disgusting! I found the senior f/a or purser and was told he was sorry, but couldn't cover the whole airplane at once.
UA is not up to an international airline anymore. Any airline trying to tag team them should run like h+ll....
Huaiwei From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 1086 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2907 times:
Quoting Eastern747 (Reply 9): If I bought a ticket on SQ xxx to SIN and got to the gate and found a UA flight and I crew I would be VERY UPSET.
And that underscores one reason why SQ hardly gives a hoot about Star Alliance.
Quoting WROORD (Reply 10): Last time around they went via AMS. I guess a star alliance city would make more sense. Perhaps VIE as there is no service from ORD.
It would be in theory far better for SQ to use a non-Star Alliance hub actually, for this avoids annoying yet another Star Alliance member, and helps to add more unique connections to the Star Alliance network.
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Amwest2United From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 378 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2508 times:
Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 3): Agreed...I'd expect to see UA back in ANC before I see them in FAI.
Quoting As777 (Reply 7): I fully agree with you on this, no way UA is going to serve ORD-FAI when they don't even serve ORD-ANC. This is my issue with all these airlines starting to serve FAI.
Well, never say never,
It will be announced very soon, also the normal ANC service will be coming back for UA this summer, seasonal, but service to ORD, DEN and SFO, 1 non-stop each, with additional weekend service from ORD.
ORD-FAI was mentioned as well.
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